by Caroline Douglas, LEC Board of Trustees
Today I had a check-up ultrasound at 13.5 weeks.
Wow! What an incredible experience. My little baby was moving nonstop! S/he was wiggling, stretching, and even kicking his/her feet against me. At one point, when the lab tech pushed the probe into my belly, s/he arched her back and neck, as if doing some sort of yoga pose!
I was also amazed at how fully formed s/he was. For my last pregnancy, I only had an ultrasound at 20 weeks. This baby looked as formed as a 20 week gestation baby, just smaller! The nose, the chin, and the head were all perfectly clear on the ultrasound.
Everything looked normal, and we are especially thankful for this as we had a little bit of a scare a few days ago and I was worried that I’d miscarry. But everything is looking great!
We don’t know the gender yet–we’ll know February 20, at my next ultrasound. However, when I showed my 2-year-old the ultrasound pictures, he said “SISTER!” So maybe he knows more than we do…
According to pregnancy resources, my baby is about 3-4 inches long now, and has his/her own fingerprints! We’re so excited to meet him/her in July.