Hi! Yeah, that's our baby waving to you all!! Cool, huh?
Ultrasound was incredible, and bizarre all at once. The baby was moving all over the place, giving the tech some great shots. And the baby is adorable, and probably a pianist. Or C. thinks maybe a boxer. Either way, the baby has my nose. And C.'s feet.
So...the news you've all been waiting for...drumroll, please. We are having a BABY! Only the u/s tech knows, which is kind of a funny feeling. It will be in our report that goes to the midwife, so we can potentially change our minds later. For now, though, a surprise. Yeah, my mom's pissed too.
Another surprise...the baby has irregularly large kidney 'funnels'. The valve at the end of the 'funnel' (yes, very technical) may not close properly, basically squirting pee in the wrong direction. The doc said that 50% of the time the baby adjusts itself before born. Or it could be born with this issue and be prone to infections for the first few months of life, eventually resolving itself. Or, it could be worse. I can't find much information out there on Dr. G00gle because I don't know what to search. Any help out there? Anyway, we go back in 8 weeks to see if there has been any progress. Everything else looks a-ok. Measures correctly, bones in the right places, 10 fingers and toes, brain, heartbeat strong and steady.
It was really something to see the little pumpkin up close.