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.

23 comments:

  1. Awww thats an amazing picture! Congratulations. By the way thumbsuckers are amazing people! Attractive, talented, brilliant, just totally all-round amazing people!!! Oh, did I mention I still suck my thumb????? lol!!!! Yep 36 and still a thumb sucker lol!

    Thinking of you and your little boy in the making :)

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  2. He is so beautiful! I am so happy things are where they should be now.

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  3. Names are hard to do without knowing the last name. I like Ethan, Graham, Nathaniel and Lucas. None names I could use of course!

    Yay for your impending vacay!

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  4. What an exciting visit! A wonderful ultrasound full of pictures to keep and news that your placenta has moved!

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  5. Oh, I'm so glad to hear this good news and I can't believe that ultrasound picture - precious. I'm so happy to be experiencing some of this pregnancy of yours - it is very exciting. Take care - Kellan

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  6. What an amazing ultrasound! WOW!

    I am so happy that things all turned out. Still sending you lots of positive pregnancy and delivery vibes and prayers. May you have the delivery you wish for...and baby and you are safe.

    CONGRATS!

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  7. That is just incredible. I never got to see my kids in 3D. Glad he is healthy. I am like you with names, uncommon but not off the wall.

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  8. Oh, this is wonderful news and such an amazing pic! I am so glad you shared! I am incredibly happy for you!

    What a mighty, mighty baby you have!

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  9. What great news!

    I am so happy that your little sprout seems so vigorous and happy and that YOU are feeling good too - ENJOY!

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  10. YAY! I had pretty much resigned myself to holidaying without you, what an awesome gift!

    God is so good. And you little man is so gorj! You know my vote is for "Ra" or "Bastion" lol. Always keepers ;-)

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  11. Yay!! I am so glad you and the little one are doing well. I've heard such great things about those 3D ultrasounds, and I can see why. That picture is amazing! At our last ultrasound we got a great shot of Little Elvis' nose. The tech looked at me and told me he had my nose, and she was right. As for names, well Elvis is unique, right? Little Elvis has family names, so I'm really of no help here.

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  12. HOORAY! THAT'S GREAT NEWS!

    Oh, I love the 3D! I've not had one of those. Just the standard ones.

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  13. Oh.... that is so sweet. Thank you for sharing it.

    Names... hmmm.... I'll have to think on that. I love playing the "name game" but for the moment I am drawing a blank. Actually though... two rather traditional names that I am not hearing many people use these days are Paul and David, and I like them both. I also like Jonah.

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  14. What great news! I guess I don't have to lecture you after all. :) I am just so thrilled and relieved for you and your family. You still have every right to take a nap whenever you get a chance though!

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  15. Wonderful news. And what an adorable little guy you've got there.
    I wish we would have done a 3D ultrasound, it's so amazingly realistic.

    Good luck on names, we didn't come up with ours until the week before.

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  16. WOW! Those 3-D ultra sounds are amazing! Glad that things are going well and that baby is looking so good. Continued prayers for you and the wee one! : )

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  17. Bingo...and I'll bet on short labor and easiest delivery. Sometimes we actually get what we need.
    I ran out of babies before I ran out of names. I still want a Zachary...And Zach is such a great big kid name too

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  18. I like both my boys' names: Nathaniel James and Harry Oliver. Traditional, but different. Philip. Merle. Fisher. Walker.

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  19. awww....crap....now I am crying just seeing that.

    absolutely beautiful.

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  20. I say you poll the other kids and let them choose the baby's name. It'd be interesting to hear their choices.

    Glad you're feeling more optimistic. Things are going to be just fine, my friend.

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  21. Such awesome news! The power of prayer in action. And love the u/s pics! The 3-D ones are so amazing...makes it so much more real!

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  22. Am so happy - way to go uterus!

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  23. amazing pic and wonderful news...so sorry had to read about it here then in person..will catch up soon
    xox

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