Eight weeks ago Matt and I got our first glimps of Little Miss Ritchie on ultrasound. She was a totally wiggle worm with either her hands or her feet up in front of her face practically the whole time and wouldn't let us get a good shot of her. So, for the past eight weeks I have been looking forward to today...ultrasound #2. I've had many conversations with her over the past week explaining to her the importance of cooperation and listening to your mother. Well she didn't really get much opportunity to cooperate today...
My whole appointment lasted a whoppin' 10 minutes and my sonographer either has a terrible personality or was having one of those "I don't want to be at work" kind of days. I asked about the baby's position (her random movements have me totally confused). Response? A short and sweet "Well, her head is down." After that there was a series of clicks of the mouse as she measured her arms, legs, belly and head (all in total silence), followed by a quick "Well, I'm finished. I'll be back with Dr. Wahl."
After the doctor came in and looked us over, I mentioned that we hadn't really gotten any good pictures the last time. With the same "enthusiastic" personality, the sonographer managed to spend about 30 more seconds trying to get some shots. What did I walk away with??? A picture that once again reassures us that she is indeed a girl, a picture of her spine (every mothers dream picture) and something that she tells me are her lips. BOOOO! Next time I will request to not have her!
All whining aside, it doesn't really matter if I got pictures or not. Everything is looking good and thats what is important! They estimate that she's about 2 lb. 11 oz. (right on track). Her head and belly measure perfect and she's got some skinny little thighs at about the 5th percentile. We'll go back in 6 weeks for one last look! I have my general OB appointment next Monday and a cardiologist appointment next Thursday.
I had originally planned on sharing some pictures from today, but since thats a no go, I'll supplement with some others. Last week Matt did the CUTEST little paintings of our puppies to put in the nursery. Once pictures of nursery wall #2, you will see how everything fits together!