Originally Posted by michanders4
How did this go?!?!?!?!?!?! Pictures????
How did it go? *sigh*
Pictures are easier... here's one, really blurry:http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...S9_25_08_b.jpg
Here's another (DH asked when I did the deed with Skeletor... *snerk*)http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...S9_25_08_a.jpg
And now that I just saw iluvmybabies' pics, I'm superextrajealous! lol
The u/s results themselves came out fine... from everything I could discern. They didn't check a lot of the soft markers I thought they should have, but the nuchal space wasn't measuring abnormal, so that's good, and we did see a nasal bone.
The tech was having a hard time getting baby to move into the position she wanted, so she didn't take hardly any time at the end to take good pics because she was too frustrated. (And although I wanted a video, and they told me on the phone they could do one, the tech told me, "Oh we will only tape once, so I'll do it now if you want, but this isn't a very long or interesting scan, you should probably wait for the 20 week one. GRRR. Okay, fine, then... figured I'd get pictures, that would suffice. *sigh*) Anyway, she got so frustrated with baby's uncooperativeness that she even called the doc in to re-check what she'd measured. Then, of course, the doc decides to blame it on my weight... but when I asked if a transvag would be better, she said, "no."
And then the doc says, "You need to have an u/s every 5-6 weeks from now on to measure the baby's size." Huh? WTH? Why?
"It's hard to palpate a baby on someone your size, and we need to know how big baby will be for delivery."
Oh freakin' PLEASE! I've had two home births and two midwives who could palpate my babies JUST fine, thankyouverymuch. (I didn't say that...
I DID say, "Isn't late u/s notoriously inaccurate for judging a baby's actual size?"
"Well, something is better than nothing."
She was also really, really, really hard to get info out of. She didn't like that I was educated about the scan, that I knew terms like "echogenic bowel" and wanted to know if baby had one. She was very avoidant, and just kept giving me the equivalent of "don't worry your pretty head about it" again and again. GRRRR.
So I'll ask for copies of the test results from the doc in two weeks, when I see him, and I'm calling around to interview home birth midwives this week.
Guess I needed a kick in the butt to motivate me!