Bebe #5: the first pic
I had my first ultrasound of the baby yesterday. I almost decided not to go, because I’m 13 weeks, and I’m going to have a “high level” u/s at 18 weeks. But, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see him/her, especially when insurance was paying.
Things I learned:
- My baby is extremely active. Those tiny flutters I’ve been feeling, that my OB said was probably not the baby, as it’s too early? Definitely the baby. Stretch, kick, jump, swing the arms, toss and turn…
- Due dates are very confusing. I had figured, by the calendar, of an EDD of October 22. My OB said October 24. Initially, the u/s tech agreed with my EDD of October 22, but then, after all the measurements were made, said October 11. My hubby said, “You bake ’em ’til they’re ready.” He’s right. (I’ve had everything from 11 days early to 8 days late.) The tech, a very nice lady named Bonnie, said that in the last trimester, there’s a lot of variance for size, due to genetics and general chubbiness of the baby, but in the first trimester, there’s only a very small window of variance, and virtually all babies develop at exactly the same pace, early on. It was Bonnie’s firm conviction that I conceived before I think I did, which, in the cycle of things, makes little sense. However, she was certain that my OB would alter the EDD based on the findings of the u/s.
- What my baby looks like:
Thing I did not learn:
- Whether the baby is a boy or a girl. They told me in advance that they wouldn’t even check because I’m not 14 weeks. However, I thought, after I left, since they had placed me at 14w5d, I probably should have asked.