I was told at my last appointment that I needed to follow the directions to a T on the ultrasound slip they gave me. It said that an hour before the appointment I should drink 24oz of water and not go to the bathroom. So I went into the ultrasound terribly uncomfortable like everyone told me I would be. The lady doing the ultrasound commented right away on how full my bladder was. She just kept saying, as she was checking my health before checking out the baby, "you must be so uncomfortable." Thank goodness she realized that because before she moved on to check out baby she let me pee. There is no way I would've been able to hold it the whole time for as long as it took her to get all the pictures she needed. After I peed I didn't mind how long it took at all. I could've stayed there and watched our baby twirl and roll all day long. It was the coolest thing! Some people say hearing the heartbeat is the coolest, but I say the ultrasound hands down. How could anyone pass on one given the choice?
This is our baby's first picture:
By 6:00 last evening my face hurt so bad from smiling so much! We couldn't believe all that we could see! Brain function, kidney function, the heart beating, drinking, the stomach filling up and we had a cooperative baby because we did find out that it's a baby girl! She was so squirmy the tech had a hard time with some measurements, but she showed us everything eventually. We have pictures of her little hands that waved to us during the show and she was sucking her thumb. She showed us her tiny feet and all 10 toes. We saw her little nose and lips all before she flipped away again. She was rolling all over the place and kicking like crazy. I don't know how I can't feel it yet, we saw her doing aerobics in there. When I do I'm sure I'll wish I could go back to the days I couldn't feel it because she may never let me sleep.
Congratulations to Rachel our winner of the digital camera from Ministry Health Care and the Women and Infant Center at St. Michael's Hospital in Stevens Point.
Here are the vote results: