Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ultrasounds from June 4th

Wednesday we went to St. Vincent to the high-risk/perinatalogy clinic for a more advanced ultrasound. My doctor wanted them to verify some of the measurements that they found in last month's ultrasound. Sure enough, he's a little short for his gestational age, among other things, which tell us he's more than likely inherited my bone disorder. Not too big of a deal- we think I turned out fine so he should be okay too! ;) But it's good to know. We're going to go back in a couple months to keep track of his progress. Everything else is looking superb- all his organs, brain, heart etc are perfect. He's weighing 1 pound 1 oz, which is just right, and he's super cute! Check these photos out!!
basic face profile- don't you love that button nose?

Another profile, upper body

And now for the 3D ones!! He looks like he's putting up his fists- I think he wants to pick a fight with the doc. "Stop poking me up there or else!!!"

So sweet :)

We got to watch him opening his mouth and swallowing several times- mmmm.... nothing like a satisfying lunch of amniotic fluid!

What lips!! That's the umbilical cord around his neck, if you were wondering. The doc said it's like trying to tie a neck-tie with a piece of spaghetti- no tension- so it's nothing to worry about. It is an interesting fashion statement, however.

I'd almost say he's smiling!! At one point he lifted his leg way up and started scratching his nose with his toes. We were all laughing! It was adorable!

Oh man, I'm in love. We got to watch him on the ultrasound monitor for about two hours, and it went by so fast! Like watching a movie, yet there was no plot or story line- just our beautiful little boy wiggling around, kicking and stretching. Can't wait to meet you, sweet baby Ro!


ck2m said...

love the pictures of Rowen. I can't believe how detail they are. You have a cute belly. I do agree though I can't believe how pregnant you and two of my friends also do in September are. Cute belly.

Tara said...

Wow!! How precious!

Anonymous said...

What amazing pictures! With regards to the reason for the extra pictures, as a Mom, who's little one has had some issues, I wouldn't trade any of it for the world. Rowen has two wonderful parents. With love...and can move mountains! Take care! Kelly

TheBoehme3 said...

Awww! So precious! You will be amazed at how he resembles those ultrasound images after he's born. Especially the profile. What a miracle! :)