Friday, May 08, 2009

Let's hope this continues!

We had our "big" anatomy scan a couple of days ago and for the third ultrasound in a row (with three different u/s technicians), we were told how cooperative our growing little munchkin is. We're so proud! :) They were able to get a peek at all of the stuff they needed really quickly (including confirmation that this one is, indeed, of the pink variety!)

I never realized this before Grace was born (I didn't get many ultrasounds with Tyler and was generally clueless at the time anyway) that there are WAY more things to worry about than I ever thought! Having had more ultrasounds over the past 4 years than probably anyone on the planet, I've realized what a miracle life really is. So here's a summary of what we were told:

  • Heart looks good. 4 chambers (the tech was particularly impressed with the pic she got and said she wished she could see all baby's hearts this well).
  • Brain looks good
  • Kidneys look good
  • Nuchal fold measures as it should
  • We could see the tummy so we know baby can swallow
  • Bladder looks good
  • 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 hands, 2 feet (and it looks like at the fingers and toes are there)
  • No club feet
  • No cleft palate
  • Eyeballs are present
  • Umbilical cord has three vessels (which is good)
  • Non-invasive testing we had last month shows no markers for Down's Syndrome, Trisomy 18, or neural tube defects
I'm sure there's more, but bottom line is that all looks well! I'm so thankful! I am considered geriatric in the OB world and given my history I'm sure we'll get more peeks over the coming months, but this is all very reassuring.

A huge thank you to those of you who are praying for MY health. My blood pressure has been good at home, but up a little in the office. As always, my docs are monitoring it closely. I'm also seeing a chiropractor this time and so far, have been way more comfortable than in previous pregnancies. Here's hoping that continues as well!