Now that we’re out of the doctor’s office, I can attempt to relay some of the information we received.
First and foremost, the tech is quite confident in the fact that we’re having a girl. She was doing the trans-vaginal ultrasound to check the size of the cervix and as she rotated the wand, we were suddenly looking at a perfect between the legs view. She pointed out the tell-tale 3 white lines and declared the gender.
In the external ultrasound, we got confirmation that the cyst has shrunk to less than 1cm, which means the doctors wouldn’t even call it a cyst any longer. This means that Susan is now officially clear to return to work.
Through the body measurements, we found out that Olive (yep – Olive) is about 7oz and is measuring just as she should. No mutant children for us – sorry Alias, that’s your thing. The measurements of the bones indicated she was at the average size of a 7 week and 1 day old baby – 1 day older than we expect.
We got to see her bladder, kidneys, eye sockets, arms, legs, spine, and even her tiny four chambered heart. The heart, which we heard for the first time today, was beating at a rate of 154bpm.
Susie cried a fair amount once the tech announced we were having a girl. I suppose something had to come out of her after all the nervous energy she’d built up. We’ve scheduled our next visit for Olive’s 21st week – a day before Susan’s birthday – in order to do a full anatomical checkout.
We’ve got plenty of pictures and this time we’ve even got a VHS tape. I’ll have the pictures up tonight and I’ll have to figure out what to do with this tape soon.