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We had our 20 week anatomy scan today (at 18.5 weeks) and The Thing is measuring right on. I'm sort of hoping for a smaller baby this time - not because the delivery size of 8.5lbs scares me (hey, I did it once already!), but because there is some speculation that DS was bigger than he was "supposed" to be because of my health. He outweighed DH's birthweight by 2lbs and mine by a pound.<br><br>
He's not had any issues, but I figure carrying a smaller baby will be better for me and my health and comfort during the pregnancy if that's what my body and baby are "supposed" to do...if that makes sense.<br><br>
The tech also confirmed two things: 1) I have an anterior placenta again (and, hence, didn't feel definite movement much sooner than with my first baby) and 2) the tech that did our anatomy scan with DS totally lied to us when we unmistakably saw DS's junk (and didn't want to know the sex of our baby).<br><br>
No accidental viewings this time - don't know what we're having <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Expecting more ultrasounds in the third trimester - growth checks because I'm at risk for preeclampsia and IUGR and the standard diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia aren't adequate in my case. At least I will get to see the baby (bright side!).
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Congrats on a healthy baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/babyf.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="babyflip"><br><br>
I really hope the u/s tech doesn't slip and tell us gender news when we go. That would be so frustrating.
 

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Glad everything is looking good! I've got to wait another month for mine and I do want to know the sex, the waiting is probably going to kill me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Congrats on a healthy baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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YAY!!! SO glad you had a great experience and I am with you on hoping for a smaller baby. DS was over 9lbs and yes, I delivered him with very minor tearing--- BUT I was miserable with major hip and sciatic (sp) pain that lasted for weeks after birth. So smaller would be fine with me...
 
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