Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It's a.....

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.





18 comments:

al2o3cr said...

congrats on the great ultrasound!
and how can you stand not knowing when someone else knows?!?!
I'm DYING to know my gender... and I have to wait 5 more weeks!

twomomsarebetterthanone said...

i love it! so glad you didn't find out!!!! It is sooooooooooo worth the wait. everyone says it's a surprise no matter when you find out, but it's so amazing to be surprised at birth.

Lizzie said...

Congrats and great pics !! I wouldn't want to know sex (this only theoretical for me at this point!!) but as soon as I knew someone ELSE knew, I would have to know immediately! You are strong!

Melissa said...

Yay! What great pictures. When we get pregnant we don't want to know the sex either. Congratulations!!

Lo said...

I love the waving pic!!

Sara said...

Baby is adorable!

I know this duo had a baby with some kidney issues (and they are already resolved!): http://thebabybug.blogspot.com/

Maybe they can provide some insight. Congrats on a beautiful baby! Isn't the u/s wonderful?!!!

Renee and Janice said...

CONGRATS!! Way to keep it in suspense and keep the surprise :)

Jude said...

Ultrasounds are awesome! Congratulations on your gorgeous baby! Now when do we see you again?

Marcy "meg" said...

I was going to tell you what Sara did... the link to the baby bug blog. I think it is neat you guys didn't find out. We didn't have that much willpower... we just had to know! But, how exciting! I have a very good guess on what you are having though :)

NotesFrom2Moms said...

thats a very cute profile. currently we have decided we don't want to find out - who knows what will happen when we get close.

sandra said...

Ultrasounds are the best!

tbean said...

congrats on a beautiful and healthy little one in there...so happy for you guys!

E, M, and the Little Man said...

We did the same thing - waiting to find out the sex. It was really worth the wait. We liked all the yellow, green, white and red clothing we got and no pink or baby blue. Ugh. We also had a children's storybook theme in the baby's room so it worked for both.

So glad you had a good u/s.

mrsbluemont said...

What a beautiful baby! How thrilling to see hir like that. I hope you find out more about the kindney issue and that everything is ok. I'm sure it will. oxox

Melody said...

ARRGGH-- I would have to know.

But look at that perfect little head. That's a real little person! I love u/s.

sarah p. said...

yay! it's gonna be a cute one, boy or girl. so excited for you!

SaraS-P said...

That is one cute baby already!

oneofhismoms said...

Dude. Your fetus looks exactly like my fetus. Spoooky.