I posted last week about my OB wanting me to have another ultrasound to check the growth, anatomy, and “esp. cardiac”. I told you my worries about this and how Tarzan calmed me down. I really have a wonderful husband! Even though I was anxious when we got to the hospital, all of those feelings went away as soon as the ultrasound started.
Our ultrasound tech. was really great and explained so much more of what we were seeing than the other tech. did. We saw a lot more detail this time around too. We saw all four chambers of the little papaya’s (he’s about that size) heart and his heart beat was a healthy 155 bpm. The tech. kept telling us that he was being a show-off because he was in the perfect position for her to get the growth measurements and to look at his heart.
While I was laying there, flat on my back with my head tilted towards the screen, I felt funny all of a sudden. It was a mixture of feeling lightheaded combined with a little nausea. I had the feeling of “I need to get up right now” and so I told Tarzan and the tech. and propped myself up on my arms.
The tech. went to get me some orange juice and I turned over to my left side for a minute. After doing both of those things I felt so much better. It’s funny because besides seeing the baby at the ultrasound, I was looking forward to laying on my back during it. I never realized how much I liked laying on my back since my OB told me to stop a few months ago.
The excitement of that was short-lived and it didn’t feel so good. I guess there is some truth to the whole laying on your back thing.
After the tech. was done getting all the measurements, the radiologist came in to take a look. She really had a good time with the ultrasound wand on my stomach and agreed that our baby was the really showing off and that this was a picture-perfect ultrasound. Aw, we have a shining star already!
All in all it was a great ultrasound. It calmed any fears that I had and reassured me that the baby is growing and is healthy. He’s currently 1 lb, 10 oz and everything with my amniotic fluid, cervix, placenta, and baby is just as it should be. The only thing that wasn’t “perfect”, but really doesn’t matter is that he was currently in the breech position. But since there’s still time for him to move about, it’s not a worry at all.
I’m just so thankful that he’s doing great and growing at a healthy rate! That’s all I could ask for!!
And on a whole other note, I’m so excited to almost be graduating from second trimester and moving to the third trimester! It’s really going by SO much faster than I ever thought it would be!
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