Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Golden State
I had my 18 week ultrasound yesterday...
Two hearts, two spines, two brains, four kidneys,...
TWO GIRLS!!!!!!!!! Dh and I are in shock. I didn't think anyone in his family made girls. He's the youngest of 3 boys and his brother has 3 boys.
Everything looked really healthy and the perinatologist was fantastic. He showed us all sorts of cool stuff that I've never heard about. One of them was clenching and unclenching her hands and he said that it's a sign of brain function - apparently babies that have issues can't unclench their hands at this stage. The other had hiccups and he said it's a sign of full oxygenation. Hypoxic babies don't hiccup.
His ultrasound room has a plasma TV mounted on the wall for the parents to watch on while he uses the machine. He wants me back in 5 weeks and then 2-3 weeks after that and it's all 3-d after this one. I had to resist telling him that I love him.