We went to the doctor for the standard 10 week checkup, as Susan said below, and we somewhat unexpectedly came out with a stack of 6 new ultrasound photos.
I know that you’ve all loved my posts below about non-baby related things, but I decided I’d take a few minutes before leaving for work to go ahead and post these.
You can click on each photo to get a larger version (albeit a little dirty still), plus you can see a slideshow which should offer you some ability to actually see our little boy in motion.
I noticed, as I was organizing the photos on Flickr, that he has flipped over – at 8 weeks the head and rump were switched! I suppose that with the motion we saw, combined with this obvious flip in position, Susan (mostly) and I will be able to feel lots of movement eventually.
Poor Susie – she’ll have her innards re-organized by our acrobatic son.
As for my impressions of the doctor visit – no worries. The Doppler wasn’t something I was expecting and the doctor told us it may be tough for her to find the heart beat right away.
It was then that I remembered Alias Mother’s post about her Doppler experience, what with the placenta keeping her doctor from finding the heartbeat. We could hear one, it just happened to be Susan’s and mostly related to the cyst. That didn’t bother me much, to be honest.
We got to stay in the exam room so Susie could have her privacy as she tried to eject the alien from her throat. (She makes crazy noises as she vomits) We waited just 10 minutes and then we were headed to the ultrasound suite.
We’ll go back at 14 weeks (4 weeks from yesterday) and we’ll have another ultrasound to check out the cyst. I really wanted to avoid having so many ultrasounds, but I see it as a necessary process at this moment… this cyst could complicate things a great deal if they weren’t watching it closely. Heck – without the early u/s, she’d likely still be trying to go to work every morning.