Wednesday, September 9, 2009

20-week ultrasound: It's a ...

We had our 20-week ultrasound this morning -- the "big" ultrasound, the anatomy scan.

The ultrasound itself was a long (and very ticklish) one -- about half an hour of the tech scanning various points of the baby's body, examining and measuring the major organs, and pointing out key parts of the baby's anatomy to us. One of the coolest parts was getting to see the four chambers of the heart, merrily pumping away -- we could see the walls separating the chambers, looking something like a tripod jumping up and down as the chambers expanded and contracted. It was such an incredible miracle to watch!

But perhaps the very coolest part was the gender scan. :) Our little KeddieCub is a

BOY!!!

How incredibly exciting! We got to see our son this morning...

[[UPDATE: Sonograms!]] Here are two of our favorite photos from the ultrasound! In the first, you can clearly see his hand up next to his head, in an almost thoughtful sort of pose -- he's already a ponderer! :) And the second shows his head and torso -- it's a stillshot of when the ultrasound tech was moving in to measure his heart, I believe. We didn't get a shot of the four chambers pumping away, but that's certainly not something we're going to forget in a hurry!





It's amazing to compare these sonograms with those from our 12-week ultrasound -- he's growing so quickly!! (And there's no doubt about it now: he's definitely got David's nose. :) My mom in particular was very excited about that...)

We also have pictures proving that our little KeddieCub is, in fact, a boy -- but we decided out of respect for our son's privacy, we'll refrain from posting any such pictures on the interwebs. The kid deserves at least that much respect!

It also looks like everything is developing on track -- the ultrasound tech is sending her scans and report to my OB/GYN, who will let us know if there's any reason why she might want us to have any further scans, but the tech (and the doctor at the maternal/fetal ward where we have our ultrasounds) commented that everything looked good. Our son is measuring at exactly 20 weeks, 2 days, so he's right on track!

David and I celebrated by going out to lunch, and then buying a ridiculously adorable little blue onesie for our son. :)

We're so thankful for the good ultrasound, and incredibly excited to meet our little boy!!

7 comments:

Mama Cass said...

wonderful news!!! now you can start shopping!

God'sDuck said...

Was there a tiny bicycle in the ultrasound?

steve said...

congratulations! no more yellows and greens...

Ivy Mom said...

Wahoo! I love boys! You're gonna be a boy-mama! I love it. Congratulations! AND I didn't post on your 19 week pic, but wow! What a cute belly you have?! You look awesome, and you definately look pregnant. Can't wait to see sonogram pics. What a fun day?!

The Keddies said...

Thanks, everyone!! Our scanner appears to be on the fritz, so sonograms won't be up for a little while... But we'll get them up when we can!

And God'sDuck -- yes. Yes, there was a tiny bicycle. Good thing you taught David how to ride one this weekend! :)

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Oh my gosh congratulations!!!!

I was just telling someone how much cuter little boys stuff has gotten! I can't wait to see all of your adorable finds!

WifeOfGod'sDuck said...

Congratulations! Besides--it's easier to find cute bear clothing and costumes for boys :-)