Thursday, October 29, 2009

Making Baby A, Week 20: The Anatomy Scan

This past Monday, I had my 20 week ultrasound examination, sometimes called the anatomy scan.

The main purpose of this scan is to check the baby’s anatomy for normality. A thorough examination of the baby’s brain, heart, spine, kidneys, organs and limbs will be undertaken. The placenta is checked for its position and measurements of the baby will be performed to ensure he/she is growing normally.

And you can find out the sex of the baby.



Although finding out about the sex was beyond exciting, I was primary interested in the health of the baby.

Everything about my pregnancy has been going smoothly (sans the slight morning sickness that I AM STILL HAVING!), but since becoming pregnant, I worry about everything. Will the baby have 10 fingers and toes? Two eyes? Two legs?

When it was finally my turn, I lay on the examination table while the sonographer did her thing. The exam took about 30 minutes, my back was KILLING me.

She made some polite chit chat, and then gave a commentary on what she was doing, what parts of the baby she was checking, head circumference, length of legs, heart beat, lips, and nostrils.

It was great seeing Baby A again, we saw her yawn.

All is well.

Baby A is perfect and measuring just right.

Sometime during the exam, she exclaimed, "A girl! See, there is nothing here, I am pretty sure it's a girl!"

I was shocked. All these time, I thought I was growing a boy!

Regardless, we left the appointment happy and giddy.

That night, over burgers and fries, we imagined what our little baby girl will be like.

She will be brainy and pretty, naturally. She will be sassy.

She will be a tomboy.

5 comments:

  1. :)

    You've got it all planned out :)

    ...a tomboy! But a beautiful one if she takes after her mom.

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  2. Again, congratulations!! You are going to be smitten.

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  3. Congratulations!!

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  4. Must train her in the ways of the PS3 so that I can have a gaming buddy!

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  5. Oh wow, sounds like you're growing my future daughter's twin!! LOL, that's exactly how I imagine mine... if I ever have a girl.

    Granted, mine will have a bit more curls than yours will ;)

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