Sunday, February 05, 2012

Meet The Baby

Here I am yesterday, at seventeen or eighteen weeks. This is the bump first thing in the morning, so imagine it a lot rounder by the end of the day! I feel kind of narcissistic posting a bunch of belly pictures, but I also feel very compelled to document this pregnancy a little more carefully than I have in the past, since it'll probably be my last. Yeah, just jinxed myself even saying that, didn't I? :)



And here are the ultrasound pictures from the 3D scan. She's in the breech position still, and for once I'm carrying kind of high. It makes it harder for me to feel kicks or distinct movements, since her head is basically butted up against my stomach and her fluttering legs are high enough in my pelvis that they aren't actually making direct contact with my bladder or anything. Not that I'm complaining about that! But it makes her movements just feel like vague, stirring sensations most of the time rather than definitive jolts like I'm used to from the boys, who liked to hang out low in my uterus and kick at my cervix all day long! Addy was more like this baby- it took me until the twentieth week with her to notice any fetal movement at all.






I know a lot of people think ultrasound pictures are kind of weird, or kind of creepy looking, especially this early, but I just think they're amazing. Especially after going from a six and half week scan of what basically looked like a jelly bean with stubs of arms and legs to THIS, a real BABY, albeit a very bony and kind of alien looking one. But the fingers, the toes! The perfect little ears! And I already think she looks like Adelay. :)

10 comments:

Nowheymama said...

She DOES look like her sister! Beautiful!

Mary O said...

I am so thrilled for you. And you look so beautiful!

Jess said...

OK, this jelly bean comment has convinced me, from a completely anecdotal and not at all scientific, but still convinced, perspective that you are 18 weeks, not 17. You said that having a tipped uterus can lead to inaccurate measurements on early ultrasounds. That makes sense to me. But, what I would think WOULDN'T change would be the shape of the baby--just the ability to measure its size. And if you actually had an ultrasound when the baby was four weeks along (that's what they said at your dating ultrasound, right?), I don't think the baby would have even come CLOSE to looking like anything other than a blobby cloud. Not a jelly bean, nothing. Honestly, I don't even think you'd be able to SEE a baby on an ultrasound at four weeks, but if you did it would just be a... mass, with no discernible shape whatsoever. So, if you saw a jelly bean on that first ultrasound? You HAD to have been closer to six weeks than four. No? Honestly, I had an ultrasound at six weeks and even THEN it still looked pretty blobby. I had another ultrasound at eight weeks, and THAT was when it REALLY started looking bean-like.

You look gorgeous, by the way!

Scottish Twins said...

I actually see Eli. Especially in the second picture!!!

Doing My Best said...

A precious, wee BABY!!! I love ultrasound pictures!! They are so incredible: a tiny PERSON in there!

Mrs. Irritation said...

You look amazing! & look at the BABY!!!

Jana said...

She's already a cutie! And love the baby bump, too!

Kelsey said...

It's so good to take pictures. I try not to dwell on it, but I have NO pictures of myself pregnant with Michael and it makes me sad.

You look amazing!

d e v a n said...

You look great and so does that sweet baby!

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