Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Ultrasound # 3, baby #6
So the ultrasound went really well. Baby was totally uncooperative, ornery and wiggly-obviously one of mine. The tech said he was lying flat on his back, across my abdomen, with his feet up around his ears again. No wonder I have had little feet up in my ribs all week!
He is apparently a thumb sucker, had those hands in or around his mouth most of the time. At one point he was pulling his toes into his mouth with his teensy hand. We were totally giggling at my little contortionist.
She spent the time to show me all his baby parts, including his very obvious penis. (I still don't have a great boy name, anyone have any suggestions? I like uncommon, but fairly traditional and not weird names. And nothing androgynous for my boys.) She got some neat views of both hands and feet all at once, and then she let me gaze upon his 3-D visage for a number of minutes, getting terrific shots of all his features. The shot she gave me kind of cuts off the tip of his nose I think, because in other shots it looked just like Monkey boys adorable little button snoz.
I really enjoyed this ultrasound, the tech was super friendly, sharing with me the joys of a 13 year old daughter, swapping parenting stories.
And. And. and. My uterus has stretched and grown and my placenta is no longer covering my cervix! So that is the news we were hoping for. Yay! I may just get a vaginal, full term delivery yet! And a vacation with my bestest friend!
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers, I am starting to feel quite optimistic about this baby.