Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ultrasound Pictures

I couldn't wait for my first ultrasound on September 1st with my RE.  I wasn't quite sure what to expect to see, but I knew it was the final step in confirming my pregnancy. Here is our little girl at 6 weeks 5 days:

As you can see she is more yolk sac than baby. I was a little nervous at first until I was told that everything looked great for how early we were in the pregnancy.

On September 12th, I had my first OB appointment. I just thought there would be lots of paperwork(and there was) and bloodwork, etc. so Rick did not go with me to this appointment.  I was surprised to find out that they wanted to do an ultrasound as well to confirm to them that everything was right on track with my pregnancy.  Here is our little girl at 8 weeks 2 days:

On October 10th, I had my NT scan scheduled which entails a high resolution ultrasound where they measure the space behind the baby's neck(nuchal fold). I was told that her measurement was well within the normal range, so that was one little sigh of relief.  Here is our little girl at 12 weeks 2 days, she looks like a baby now:

On November 2nd I had an impromptu visit to the doctor, everything turned out fine thank goodness. They wanted to do an ultrasound just to be sure and the tech asked if we wanted to know the sex of the baby. I said yes so she put the gender reveal photo in a sealed biohazard bag(she was out of envelopes!) for me to take home and open with Rick. This is what we saw that night:

We were very excited to learn we were having a little girl. I was quite surprised, I admit. With Rick having two sons already and Randy with a son and Ron with a son and the lone girl, it just seemed the Kasnow men were low on Y's...but we found one!

One evening Rick asked me about 3D ultrasounds and if I would be interested in having one prior to Thanksgiving to get some more/better pics of the baby to share. Of course, I jumped at the chance to see and hear her again! So on November 19th we went to Look Who's Kickin' and had a 3D ultrasound. As she was still pretty small we didn't get the greatest 3D pictures, but we did get a few nice keepsake photos and plan to go back later in the pregnancy for more.  Here are a couple of pictures from that day, she is 18 weeks here:

If you need help with the first one(most do), she has her hands in little fists on either side of her face...see her now?

Since I'm apparently OLD...,ok, ok...the "technical" term is AMA or Advanced Maternal Age, I get to see a Perinatologist or high risk OB.  On November 29th I met with my Peri and had a Level 2 ultrasound for my anatomy scan. Basically, this is the appointment where they measure the baby's limbs and organs to make sure everything is within the normal range.  Thankfully, she passed with flying colors and of course we got a couple more pictures to add to our collection. Here she is at 19 weeks 3 days:

She's already telling us that SHE is number 1!

That's all for now, hope you enjoy the pics as much as we do!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love it, just love it. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to hear some possible baby names?