Hi Baby Boy!
Today was the anatomy ultrasound!
I was super nervous. The last time I saw my midwife I had ketones and glucose in my urine. I’m very thin, so if I miss eating one meal or snack while pregnant I get ketones. I’ve never had glucose before and that concerned me a little. The midwives I talked to all promised me that it could happen if I hadn’t eaten enough and then just had carbs and/or something really sweet. I’d had Coke and carbs before the appointment and missed a meal, so that was probably it. I normally eat so healthy, but I’m really struggling during this pregnancy…as I have complained about more than plenty. ;)
The OB’s office always has such a long wait time. The waiting room was so packed that there almost wasn’t anywhere to sit. Tyler ended up not being able to come because the ONE TIME he had to work dayshift for something important was rescheduled to the ultrasound day, and I was unable to change the appointment at the last minute because they’re booked for weeks. My sister came with me to help with the girls, thankfully.
We all have yet another cold, somehow, and Ada was up all night last night (yes, again) with a fever and breathing too fast. There is no end to this misery. I’m so ready for spring. We’ve been having snow flurries all day, in mid March! I was worried last night she may be too sick to go to the ultrasound appointment and I’d have to cancel it, but she seems semi ok today. If she has a fever again tonight I’m taking her back to the doctor tomorrow to check on her throat infection.
Rosie has the cold too, but had a sore throat for one day and now a mildly stuffy nose. Nothing else. She will be fine with no lingering infections, just give her a day to get rid of the stuffy nose. Poor Ada just stays sick forever and I don’t know why. They eat the same foods, take the same vitamins and probiotics, and go everywhere together. I guess Ada’s immune system is just different.
I hope the new baby is more like Rosie and Tyler with the immune system of steel thing. Ada and I both have food allergies and crappy immune systems. Sorry Ada.
Anyway, after waiting for an hour we finally got to go back to the ultrasound room. The tech was kind of rushed and quiet, which was a little sad, but I liked getting to see how big he’d gotten in just a few weeks since we’d last seen him! The tech did tell us that each part looked great. That was reassuring. He has all of his organs and everything is where it should be. He was grabbing his penis during this ultrasound too. Silly boy! He also kept opening his mouth and yawning, then poking his tongue out.
He’s measuring right on time. They moved my due date up by one day, but they didn’t tell me. I just saw it on the chart when I was snooping. A few of his parts are measuring ahead by a few days, all normal and fine. The tech said he weighs 12 ounces, which is actually a couple ounces over the norm apparently. I doubt it really matters much at this point.
She only printed out a few pictures for me. One creepy frontal skull picture, a crotch shot that’s hard to make out, and then a foot. At the very end she did a two second 4D glimpse of his little face! He was sticking out his tongue again. He was wiggling around all over the place and he was giving her trouble getting proper measurements, let alone cute still shots.
Here’s his foot. I think he might have Tyler’s thick feet. Hah.
Here’s his face with his tongue sticking out. I can’t tell whether he looks like Rosie or Ada from this picture. You can’t really see his nose or lips.
I am so relieved he’s healthy. Now I really cannot wait to meet him this summer!