Friday, September 18, 2009

travels, babies and more!

Japan was wonderful. Exhausting with the time change- but we're back home and getting into the swing of things again (or trying to). We moved Dee in to Toyo University and aside from looking nervous- I think she was excited to start her year long journey. And we(Joe and I) are glad we got to visit and settle her in. Should be a great year for her. We're jealous!

This cutie above is our 13 week sonogram! They can never get the kiddos heartbeat with the Doppler- so I keep getting free sonograms- woohoo! (Although when they can't find the heartbeat, I freak out and start shaking)- nerve racking! We're so amazed with the difference the 8 week picture was to the 13 week picture though.

We decided to go ahead with the quad screen which will happen in 2 weeks. So prayers, fingers crossed - that it comes back fine and we don't have to make any decisions for further testing.

How our little monkey is growing:
Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.

That's it for us. Oh, we did get some crappy news- Our doc only does the gender determination in the 25th week ( REALLY LATE- most get to find out week 18-week 20.) So, we won't be painting the room anytime soon- BUT we will be repairing that ceiling and getting the room as ready as possible until we CAN paint which now looks like late December.


Anonymous said...

that has happened all three times with me. =) can NEVER find the heartbeat. when in the hospital in texas, the L&D nurse who came to check on baby took 10 minutes trying to find her. I was scared out of my mind thinking that the blood thinners had ended my pregnancy. she ended up having to go up above my uterus, and point the doppler in and down towards my feet to finally find her! FINALLY.. it was such a relief.

your baby's heart is also still really small, and if your placenta is anterior.. the little booger can easily hide behind your own heartbeat. =) Think about it.. It was barely able to be heard only just 3 weeks ago.
no worries.

Your baby is beautiful.

Stephanie said...

They have the same issue with finding the heartbeat with just a doppler. I have an inverted uterus. It's fairly common and just means that the baby grows towards your back instead of your front. Once they explained that to me, I was a bit more prepared for the "we can't find the heartbeat" moment.