Welcome to our little space on the net! This blog is just about our family life, and began as a way to keep family and friends updated on what was going on with my pregnancy with our first son, Gage. We've since added Evie to our family, and I continue to blog about family life, car seats, spina bifida, and anything else that catches my attention.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I have had some questions about my appointment with the perinatologist. I guess in all of the craziness with Gage's surgery I just kind of forgot to post about it. It went very well. We saw a full intact spine and my tests for Down's came back good as well. It was neat to watch the little one wiggle and move on the screen with the higher-powered ultrasound. We very clearly saw his or her little mouth move and hand up by the face. To get one of the measurements, baby had to be on his/her back and of course was on the tummy. The doc kept poking and jiggling with the u/s wand to try to get him/her to turn over, but it didn't work. I had to walk the hall in the office 3 times before we could get it done. Tony was a nervous wreck, but I just thought it was funny. We had already seen the spine and knew that was good and I wasn't that worried about Down's. We obviously still don't know if this bean is a boy or a girl. It was too early, even for the Level II ultrasound. We'll just have to wait for 20 weeks like everyone else, I guess. Everybody seems to be feeling "girl" this time. For the poor child's sake, I kind of hope so. If it's a boy his name will be Baby Boy Fincher. Why are boy names so hard???
Posted by Jessica at 9:46 AM