Wednesday, June 16, 2010

20 weeks!!

I had my 20-week ultrasound today!!! And it was awesome! As you may well know, I was a wee bit nervous. As my friend said on Sunday, she prays, "Lord, please give Jenny temporary amnesia. She knows. Too. Much." I did have my little mental checklist and I ticked off each thing (as far as I could tell) with each body part. There does appear to be a brain, a four-chamber heart, the intestines are tucked inside the body, the kidneys and bladder work (which, in turn, makes sure the lungs form, a very fascinating little fetal development lesson if you're ever interested), the cord has two arteries and a vein, and there are four limbs.

I now have my first ream of pictures, and I wouldn't post them all, except I know that California Mommy would love to see them all (and maybe a few other people are that intensely interested as well in every single body part). The great thing is, my mom was able to come in and see it too...she had spent the night and we didn't think she'd be able to come to the ultrasound (only one person allowed), but the tech let her come in for a peek after she had done the entire "anatomy scan." And remember, I don't have a scanner, so I have to take a picture of each picture and download it that way, so they're a little ghetto.

Here's a nice little profile shot...


And then it started to turn and show us a back...


Some little legs that I hope are going to be long and luxurious like Daddy's (the legs are to the left, if you can't tell, with the feet all the way over to the left - and hey! No clubbed feet!)...


A face shot with a hello wave! Looks a little freaky, I know...


This is a gorgeous picture of the spine (Little Bird is curving like a cat with the head to the left)...
Sucking on a thumb???....


A little foot!....


And I'm mad at Blogger for rotating this picture without my permission and not letting me rotate it back...but it's the best profile shot...Baby's back is to us and he/she is looking up over the shoulder...so you'll have to cock your head to the right...


Speaking of *he* or *she*....we told the tech that we didn't want to find out the sex, so she did her best to avoid "that" area. There WAS one point, though, when suddenly the baby moved, and from what I could tell, we were looking at it from the feet up. And for about a second and a half I thought, "Oh my word. I think I know what I'm looking at." I didn't say anything until we got back in the car, and I said, "Ummmm....I'm no expert, but I think we're having a _______." And Matt said, "Yeah, there was a point where I saw ______ and thought the same thing."

See, you're either looking for hamburger buns or a hot dog. Again, we certainly don't have a trained eye whatsoever, so we may be verrrrry wrong. But did we see hamburger buns or a hot dog????? I'm not telling!!!!! Mwah-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaa!!!!!

5 comments:

Lori H said...

Glad it went well! And you are such a tease not telling what you saw! :).

CA Mommy said...

I love the pictures. Thank you so much for copying them and posting them for us all to see. I am so happy that the check list has been completed and that all is AOK. Now on to the fun part of putting together the room, furniture, clothes, and other necessities of life for the new little Gouveia. We will look forward to welcoming him/her in November. Love, CA Mommy/Nana

The Adamski Family said...

Yeah! Congrats!

une autre mère said...

That profile shot is amazing! What an adorable little face!

Erin said...

Simply amazing photos. AWESOME.