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