Today's ultrasound went great. Unfortunately we had quite an unfriendly technician - a Chinese lady with broken English who was definitely NOT into making small talk. The first thing she said to us was "do you want to know the baby's sex?" Both my husband and I simultaneously replied "YES!". She then said, "Well I'm not going to tell you today, but I will write it on your chart and you can call your doctor's office next week to find out." You know I will be calling first thing on Monday!
But those are not the important details of this post. These are:
-The baby measured "good" and "normal" (tech's exact words) on all counts according to the technician.
-The baby was moving all around, kicking and punching and being extra cute.
-The baby had all its parts and organs, right where they should be, and everything looked great.
-At one point, the baby reached up to suck its thumb, which made both D and me just melt.
-The baby measured one day ahead (19w3d) of its actual gestational age (19w2d). This bumps my due date ahead by one day but really, how often do babies actually arrive on their due date? (Answer: 5% of the time) I'm still keeping my original due date of August 17, 2008, although I guess technically now we can expect our little one on August 16, 2008 instead.
I was so mesmerized by seeing the baby, I forgot to ask the tech to measure my cervical length. I'm kicking myself about it now. I don't know if they automatically measure it or only if you ask them to. Either way, I'm going to call my doctor's office tomorrow and ask about it. Or maybe I won't. The numbers freaked me out so much last time, maybe it's better if I don't know the details and instead just accept those two most wonderful words ever uttered in broken english by a Chinese sonographer: "Good" and "Normal".
On a side note, the technician did let us get a good long look at the baby's "in between the legs" area and based on my "internet ultrasound observational expertise", I am pretty darn convinced we're having a girl. We'll know for sure next week!
I'll post some pictures from the scan tomorrow. No offense to any of you out there in blogland who are currently pregnant or have babies, but I gotta say - my kiddo is the Absolute Cutest Baby Ever. Consider yourselves fairly warned.