The First and Last Time

Today was the first and last time that we'll get to see little Critter's face before August.

We had another (third) ultrasound today, to check to see if the echogenic bowel problem was still present and I'm excited to say that they have determined that it's gone!  Most likely, it was just a little swallowed blood, which is probably really normal and it just happened around the time that we had our 20 week ultrasound.

The picture above is not the best, but I can definitely tell that it's a face! If you can't tell what you're looking at, basically the mouth is right in the middle, the forehead is to the left and one of the eyes is one of those dark spots you see.  There was actually a much better image of him for a brief moment but then he moved before she could hit the print button so we didn't get that great shot. But I still like this picture regardless. 

As predicted, he has a huge forehead.

We also got a new profile image, and yes, those are arms AND legs there above his head.  He is literally bent in half, and still 100% breech.  Hopefully he'll flip soon, while there's still enough room in there to move around (although given his current position, it seems like things might already be tight.)  I asked if they could confirm that he was still a "he," but this awkward position that he's in meant that his privates were well concealed so we're just going to have to hope that the first technician was right!

So, although we're thrilled that he's gotten a clean bill of health, it's bittersweet - it's so nice getting to see your baby every few weeks, and now that he's doing well, we won't get any more ultrasounds unless something new pops up.  Obviously, we hope that's not the case. 

I have so much to write about from the past couple of weeks, and I am definitely behind.  I need to go through tons of pictures and spend some quality time with my computer - something that hasn't been possible recently because we've been so busy, but hopefully I'll have time soon!


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