Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baby #3 Update

I went to the doctor today for my second secondary ultrasound. Basically it is a really in depth ultrasound that lasts about 20 minutes compared to my other appointment ultrasounds that are more like 2-3 minutes. I am very blessed to be able to have so many ultrasounds and this one is no exception. I have been looking forward to it since my last one in January. However, at the same time I get nervous and intense as the doctor ask me all sorts of questions that make me wonder if something is wrong. The good news is that this baby is healthy. He weighs approximately 1 lb. 6 oz. Yay what a relief!

Here is a 4D picture that he printed out for me in January when I was 16 weeks. This one is the best because most of his body is visible and I think he might have his thumb in his mouth.

This picture below was from today at 23 weeks. That is almost 6 months for those of you who don't go by weeks. Dr. K tried so hard to get a good picture, and after pushing on my belly for a long time he finally gave up and decide this was good enough. I was glad too because it wasn't comfortable and I am sure the baby was wishing he would stop poking at him. The picture is hard to make out, but if you look hard you will see his profile. He also has his hand and fingers covering his mouth and nose (the three white dots in the middle).
This one is just another profile picture, but without the hand on the face.
Like I said the earlier picture is way better because you can actually tell what you are looking at. Summer came home and looked at them today and she got it right off the bat. She said, "Mom, I can she his head." Philip on the other hand still can't make out anything.

Anyhow, we are super glad he is healthy and growing well. Now we just have to keep being patient until he finally gets here. We can't wait.


Emma said...

How fun for you guys! Glad he is healthy. Good luck with the remaining 17 weeks!

SNSsoup said...

I'm so excited for you Melissa and I'm absolutely positive he'll be beautiful just like your other two... I bet it IS a HUGE relief to hear that he's healthy and growing as he should. Don't worry, Philip isn't the first father not to understand what he's looking at in the ultrasound pic (however that's hilarious that Summer could tell right off the bat)... you'd figure that my husband Spencer would be able to figure out the difference between a nose and a hand in the ultrasound pictures now that this is our 5TH baby but he STILL doesn't have a clue! I think it's a guy thing. Congrats again and best of luck with your move! I don't envy the whole packing and moving process you will have to undergo these next couple of weeks, but Vancouver, WOW! Lucky you!!!