I climbed on the table and before I knew it had globs of warm gooey stuff on my tummy, and my wonderful husband asking" Can I do that next time" and the nurse replied like a true champ with "what? climb up on the table and get gel on your belly"I was still giggling from that remark when I noticed our baby on the flat screen.
The baby was laying on it's back, it almost looked like it had hiccups, because every few seconds it's whole body would jump. That just tickled Aaron pink. We got to see the legs, arms, profile view, and it even did a roll and we saw it's spinal cord.. It looked like railroad tracks. The nurse said everything looked great. The length from the top of the head to the neck was normal, so that along with a blood test determined that the baby won't have downs syndrome.
This is a picture of the face, Looks like the baby is sticking its tongue out at us! Aaron and I are both slightly unnerved by skeletal looking head, but they assured us it won't look like that when he or she is born :) And finally, these are little Bakers legs! They are crossed at the top of the picture.. I hope that's not what we get on April 21st when we go in for our ultrasound to see if it's a boy or girl.So I wiped up the goo and we were on our way back to the waiting room when the nurse called us back to the room! I was freaking out, but she saw the look of panic and said not to worry, she just forgot to get the heartbeat. So more goo went on my belly and she found the heartbeat. It was 154, which is normal. I once again wiped the goo from my stomach and was on my way to the waiting room.
I went through the whole weight, blood pressure, pee in a cup routine and it was back to the waiting room. Shortly after that we were whisked away to another back room where I met my Midwife. She had an amazing accent, Australian I think.. We are going to ask next time we see her. She said everything looked good and asked if we had any questions, we asked our questions and she was done, well... almost done. She had a few parting words for me... She told me that I need to gain weight the next time I see her ( I lost 2 pounds in 5 days ).. and if I don't gain weight.. I should at least remain where I'm at. Aaron is now on a mission to help me gain weight or at least eat more than once a day... I love that man :)
We have our 17 week check up on March 29th. And then on April 21st we are going in for our 20 week check-up, and to find out if we are having a boy or girl! We are really excited!!
We love you all,
Stephanie, Aaron, and Baby Baker.