Wednesday, May 25, 2011

20 Weeks 2 days update...




We went today for our "big" anatomy scan and 20 week Dr. visit.  
The sonographer worked so quick I could barely tell what she was doing and in no time (less than 15 minutes) she had measured: femur, heart, cranium, abdomen, stomach, arms, bladder, and about 10 other things I don't remember.  

After completing the measurements we found out that our little girl is measuring to her EXACT gestational age which is 20 weeks 2 days.  The sonographer said that NEVER happens! Cool huh?  Little girl was also in the 44th percentile which she said was GREAT and we couldn't be any better off than that.  She said that as close to the 50th percentile was important at this stage. Baby weighs approximately 12 ounces! :) and is a few inches longer than my hand (wrist to fingers) not including her legs.  

We heard the babies heart beat which also sounded great but when I asked the lady had forgotten what the HR was.  

I am sure that many of you will be happy to know that I have ALMOST gotten back up to my pre-pregnancy weight.  I have gained 6lbs so with just a few more I will be back where I started.  The doc was very happy about this saying that I had a "petite" frame and she didn't want me to gain more than about 20-25 lbs... we shall see about that ;) ha! At first I took her petite comment as a great compliment but then as I got to thinking about it I began to get a little nervous... after she made them comment is when she started talking about staying around the 50th percentile and that "no one wants 10lb babies"... was she saying that this birth is going to be difficult due to my "petite" frame?! Lets hope not! ha

All in all, we got an AMAZING report! We even found out that our sweet one has the LOWEST chance possible (I think one in 10,000...) of having a chromosomal defect or downs syndrome.  Our little girl is growing, has all major body parts and is just down right ADORABLE!! :) Here are some pics from todays fun appointment (despite the fact that hubby missed the sonogram... sadness) but enjoy the pics!  :)


for sure a girl!


little hand above head
I can't tell you how much I love this one-- you can see the skeleton (in brighter white) and the skin around it (sort of looks like a shadow).... check out the cute nose, lips and could that be my dimple chin? K has a similar chin but not quite as "defined" as mine haha

& if you dont see what I'm talking about here is a guide ;)...
(click on pic to make larger)


4 comments:

  1. so cute!!! i'm so happy for you :)

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-) I am actually 18 weeks! Just a few behind you!!! Since we just told the blogging world I can't wait to start my weekly updates!!! I'm due October 31st! A little halloween baby!!! :-)

    PS I've loved reading your updates since we're so close in our timeline!!!

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  3. She's so adorable!! :) What a precious blessing to have a healthy baby! I can't wait for our next ultrasound to get even more details. Such amazing times! Keep it up Momma...you're doing great, it seems!! :)

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