On Wednesday, we had our 16 week appointment. Unfortunately, DH was unable to join us due to a work conflict, and I wasn't able to record the heartbeat this time. The appointment went well - I was measuring right on target, I lost 2 more pounds, and I'm probably just stuck with the morning sickness. I have to get more bloodwork done, but they didn't manage to get me the bloodwork requests before I left. Frankly, I hate getting the bloodwork done anyway, so I just couldn't be bothered fighting!
Today was Twoey's 16 week ultrasound! We hoped they would be able to tell us the gender, and we needed to meet with the doctor about my contractions and pain. Naturally, they were late getting started. They started out doing a cervical length check, and it did appear there was some shrinkage (not such good news) but it was still at least 3.5 cms, which is a decent measurement, just shorter than last month.
Then, the tech got to it and started checking the baby. Everything looked great with Twoey! Baby was measuring about 3 days ahead (Micah was measuring ahead at this point, too). Arms/legs/head all looked perfect, and the little heart was pumping away, with a heart rate of 155 bpm. We got to see the kidneys and spine, and cute little hands and face. Best of all, Twoey decide to cooperate and show us the "goods"! Here are the photos we got:
Isn't SHE beautiful? Yes, we are having a little girl!
In other news, the fibroid is hiding well up against the placenta, but the doctor feels that it will continue to give me some problems. I was given a prescription of Indocin to take for the pain and contractions, but not more than 48 hours worth of medicine in any one week period. Hopefully, that will do the trick! For right now, everything is going as expected, and our next ultrasound is scheduled for February 4.
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