OK So this is a lil overdue, we got the scan last week Thursday.
Why didn’t you guys tell me how cool the anatomy scan was gunna be!??! Oh man. We saw him dancing!!
We got to see everything. They measured my lil man all up down and sideways. The doctor said everything looks fine and he’s a good size. And what I liked was that he showed us why everything was fine instead of just saying we’re all good and rushing us along. He even showed us some extra parts of the brain and why they were important. I was so pleased.
I actually got scanned 3 times by 3 separate people. The first was the usual sonogram chick who went through and measured all the parts of the body. The wierd part of this was, she started the convo with “hi, I can’t answer any questions so please don’t ask me.” (she did answer one of my questions though) I guess they’re not allowed to say anything, and the doctor has to be the one to give good or bad news.
That scan lasted the longest, and we saw little guy’s head, face, legs, feet, back, arms, hands/feet, everything. Then while she went to input our information and meet with the doctor, I got scanned a 2nd time by a woman who’s still studying to be a sonogrammer. (what is their real title?!) She did the fun stuff, showed us his lil ears, and nose, and counted fingers and toes with us, and let us see Embry facing us, he looked like a scary skeleton beast, it was really cool. Then he made a muscle for us!!! What a ham!
The 3rd scan was the thorough one from the doctor where he showed us extra parts, and answered our questions. I have people telling me the baby’s going to be huge because John is, and it was making me nervous, but the doctor reassured me that the size of the baby at birth has more to do with the size and habits of the mother versus the size of the father, so that was comforting.
He also told us that up until week 20 or so most babies are around the same size and in the weeks to come we’ll see how Embry’s size really develops against the median sizes. I don’t get another long scan during this pregnancy but I will still get the quickies at the doctor’s office so that’s good. Next appointment is at 24 weeks and I’ll have to do the 1-hour glucose test. I’m not looking forward to it.
We got loads of printouts from this scan. I’m excited to start Embry’s lil photo album!
How did your anatomy scan go?! How was your glucose test? Is that stuff really vile to swallow?