Saturday, January 27, 2007

Doctor Visit #2

Doc visit #2 went splendidly. Good pee, good blood pressure, good weight. I had only gained 3 pounds since my last visit instead of 4 (the typical is 1 per week), but Mari assured me that I was just fine, especially considering I that had been exercising regularly. She measured the distance between my pelvic bone and the top of my uterus to be 17cm, which she described as "perfect" - can't get any better than that!

She asked whether I had felt the baby moving yet, to which I replied, "I have no idea." So she proceeded to perform an unexpected ultrasound to make sure that it was indeed moving. And boy, was it!! That little critter was flailing about inside my belly, throwing arms and legs all over the place. Mari explained that my placenta was anterior, meaning it was positioned between the baby and my stomach instead of behind it, so there was quite a bit of cushioning that was protecting mom's gut from the Tae Kwon Do maneuvers the baby was throwing. But being that it was such an active baby, Mari suggested that I would be feeling obvious movement in no time.

She printed another pic, to which she compared to the original pics we had from our first ultrasound in December. What a difference! This time the baby seemed to resemble a human much more than an alien life form, despite its enormously disproportionate head. Of course that mystery was solved when Timothy removed his hat, pointed to his own overgrown noggin and said, "Well, what did you expect?"

We scheduled our next visit for February 23, where we will (hopefully) be finding out whether a little boy or little girl will be joining our family. During the ultrasound, Timothy became convinced that he had spotted some boy parts. I was convinced that the "boy parts" were a leg. Of course Timothy considered that to be support for his own case. But we'll find out soon! 'Till then, we will be waiting eagerly in anticipation...

p.s. We hope to be getting a scanner this upcoming weekend so we can post both ultrasounds. Be sure to check back if you'd like to see how the baby (and its head) have grown over the last month!!

3 comments:

leah said...

if the baby has a big head, no big deal. the problem will be if he acts "big-headed" like his daddy. That will be bad for you!!! 2 know-it-alls in the house will be oh so bad :)

Oliver said...

Dear Aunt Sarah,

You look very pretty in your picture. I can't wait to play with our new baby! Thank you for a fun time last night at Shogun!

Love, Oliver

Robin Juels Most said...

Sarah-
What a great picture! You look fabulous! I love the blog and know you will be a great Mom. Can't wait to meet the Evans Baby!!

Robin