Today was my 12 week visit with my OB. They said he had student observers and asked if they could come in, which didn't bother me a bit. We were like sardines in that treatment room for my second ultrasound. It was almost commical how one after another came in to introduce themselves and shake hands. I was well prepared for the extra observers....but not so prepared for the second vaginal ultrasound. Had no idea that was coming. I'm afraid Maggie may have mislead me when I asked what went on at the 12 week visit. I am just thrilled I had on clean underpants :) I do wish I had known because I didn't have Zac with me. Let me just start by saying holy differentiation, my baby is so much bigger now! See for yourselves!
Week 8 ultrasound
Week 12 ultrasound
Is that not unbelievable?! I could see baby's profile a bit at 8 weeks and little buds, but what a difference 4 weeks makes! I was thrilled to see baby's spine and heart beat and buddha belly. I have LOTS of pictures from this ultrasound (thank you Dr. M, I appreciate them so much) and was pumped to sit down and show them all to Zac. I am really sad he missed it, he would have loved it. Baby kept dancin around, flingin his arms and rolling. Dr. M measured baby's heart rate, 158 for those of you that know what the heart rate stuff is supposed to mean.
For some unknown reason I think baby is a boy. Maybe it is because Zac really wants a boy and boy is in my head now. Maybe it is because my sisters insist that my baby is big, bigger than their babies ever were and I assume if so, baby is a big boy. I don't know, after seeing the 4 week difference, Maggie is probably right, my baby is a beast :)