We had our 14 week appointment this morning, and with it came another look at the baby! The technician had a hard time finding the cyst – a very good sign – and once she did, it had shrunk to 1.5 cm! We also got to see a great deal of baby’s movement, with plenty of bucking and kicking going on. The tech even decided to take an early guess at the baby’s gender!
So as you can tell from the pictures, the baby has grown a great deal, taking on very recognizable features. Susan is of the mind that their nose is going to be like her own. The tech did a number of measurements, but none of them stick out in my mind. They added up to indicate great growth and actually bumped the calculated due date to Dec 8th instead of the 10th. Apparently, however, this calculated date will change plenty of times, so our official date is still the 10th.
The tech identified the stomach for us and we got to see a perfect view of a four chambered heart pumping right along! The heart rate was measured, but the tech forgot to tell us the number. 😦 Its pretty wild looking at the progression of photos… from a tiny bean, to something that looks quite human. Susan still can’t feel a thing, though.
After the ultrasound, the doctor told us that Susan could technically return to work now, but she’d rather that she didn’t just yet. Instead, we’re due back in 3 weeks and in the mean time, Susan is to steadily increase her activity in the hopes of curing her fatigue. We’re hoping that by not being attached to the couch, her body will build up some energy stores, allowing her to go back to work strong.
You can see 3 more photos in the photo set on Flickr.
And no – we won’t tell you what the tech’s guess was. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂