Friday, January 8, 2010

Twoey's 16 week OB appointment and ultrasound

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.

11 comments:

Kari said...

OMG!!! What a perfect little family you will have! Congrats!

HopingforBaby05 said...

awww congratulations!!!!! When I first started reading the post I didn't realize you were annoucing the gender!!!! Yippee!!!!

what a perfect family! A boy and a girl!

congrats!!!!!

Amy said...

How exciting! Congratulations!! One boy, one girl...perfect!

GingerJess said...

congratulations on your beautiful girl!!!

Jules said...

OMG - congrats!!! Guess all the pink vibes worked :)

Prather Family said...

Congrats on your baby girl. What a way to build a family with one of each. I am so happy for you and so glad, "She" is doing great. I hope the cervix shots shrinking and the pain gets better. KUP

Donna and Thorne said...

Yay for a little girl! Just what you said in one of your previous post. The perfect family!

Carmen and Stefanos said...

Congratulations. I'm so excited for you. a baby girl YAY. Micah will be a great big brother to her. and you and DH are already great Parents..

Leah and Mike said...

OMG YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! That is wonderful - I knew it was going to be a girl!!!!!

Shannon said...

OMG Tess, I have been so out of the loop with blogging and just came in to check on everyone, now I get this great news! You will have a perfect little family, congrats on the baby girl:)

Ashley Wells said...

AHHH, so excited for you! Your going to have the perfect family! I'm glad intelligender was wrong!!