Monday, September 19, 2011

It's a boy!

We had our 22 week ultrasound this morning and the first image we saw on the screen didn't leave any mistake: we're expecting another boy! (I considered posting the pic, but I know some people might be offended, so I decided not to - below are two 'safer' ones).




I already had a feeling it would be a boy, but it's nice to have the confirmation now. The little man was moving around a lot, even stuck his tongue out! All organs and bones looked and measured great, and he's a bit above the curve with everything, but I think we had the same with our first one and when he was born he wasn't any bigger than an average (French) baby. She also measured the cervix, which was long and closed at about 5 cm. Placenta is fare enough away from the cervix, so that's good to know too.

After the ultrasound I had my 5-month check-up with my OBGYN. Of course I already knew everything was fine, but it's always nice to see my doctor pleased and enthusiastic. I still didn't get my blood pressure reading (I think this time she said 110 over 60), but she said it was good. Fundal height at 22 cm so right on target, very supple/soft uterus, tonic cervix. Baby's heartrate was fine too (didn't get the exact measurements either).

I'll have to make an appointment with the lab for later this week for the routine checks and then next month it will be fun with the glucose tolerance test and some additional blood tests. My next OB check-up  is only three instead of four weeks away due to scheduling of appointments with the hospital for the last three months (still with the same OBGYN, but next month will be the last checkup at her private practice, and for month 7-9 it will be at the hospital. Since my due date is at the end of January, appointments at the hospital have to be made for the beginning of the month, and until now my appointments were more towards the middle/end of the month).

10 comments:

Lora said...

Congrats! So happy for you!

St Elsewhere said...

Yay...in a snazzy twist....I will like to say Bluegratulations!

The cervical length is good.

Valery said...

Congratulations...
Can I ask you something? do the 3D pictures get less scary when it is your own pregnancy?
hugs from holland.

Fran said...

Isn't it fantastic when everything is just perfect?? I'm so happy for you and whoohoo for another boy!!

Fran said...

Isn't it fantastic when everything is just perfect?? I'm so happy for you and whoohoo for another boy!!

Kelli said...

congrats on your little guy!!

Summastarlet said...

Congratulations on your baby boy!!

Tami said...

What a handsome young man already. Wish ultrasound technology had been that good 20 years ago. So glad to hear that things are progressing well.

NewYearMum2.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful news :) Great to hear that all is going so well :)) Love to you and your little man xoxo

Lavender Luz said...

I can only imagine how wonderful it felt to gaze on your SON's beautiful face.

And other parts ;-)

Congrats!