Tuesday, May 17, 2011

12 week ultrasound

these ultrasound recaps are way late, but i wanted to make sure i had them posted before we get to the 20 week appointment. if i'm this bad at important pregnancy updates without a child, i truly hope i can get my act together for the baby book! i decided to start doing these as a survey similar to the bi-weekly updates so i remember to keep track of all the important information.

date of ultrasound: march 29, 2011

gestational age: 11 weeks, 2 days

crown to rump measurement: 4.73cm

gestational age based on measurement: the baby is measuring at 11 weeks, 4 days right now, about 2 days ahead. it's so early in the pregnancy, but part of me wants to think it's just going to be a tall kiddo like his/her mama!

due date: despite measuring two days ahead, it's still october 16th. i'm convinced the baby is coming on october 19th, and i think the new measurement helps my case lol.

heart rate: 170 bpm. nice and strong again!

gender: a bit too early still.

who was there: my mom and sister stephanie came up from victoria to go to the ultrasound with me. hubby had to work and nana was stoked to have the opportunity to see her grandbaby. nana brought some presents for baby enginerd, including a couple of outfits and books. we hadn't formally announced our pregnancy at this point and already the little tyke is being spoiled!

movement: man, baby enginerd was going c-r-a-z-y in the womb during this ultrasound. one second the baby was on one side, the next second he/she was flipped over to the other. i didn't even know babies could somersault around like that so early in the pregnancy, but this bambino sure was. it was a bit of a shock since at our previous ultrasound a mere month ago, our baby was more like a blog. now we could see the distinct features of a person, amazing!

highlight of the ultrasound: definitely seeing all the pieces of a human coming together. that sounds kind of creepy, but those little arms were more like fins last time that we couldn't see, lol. seeing the progress of the baby first hand is so neat!

here are the photos from the ultrasound. you can totally see the head, body, and even little arms rubbing the eyes too.




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