Ultrasound today!

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Ultrasound today!

Finally got our ultrasound today at 22 weeks!! And we have a heart, brain, kidneys, arms, legs, fingers and toes!!! It was really neat to see everything and the technician took a long time looking and telling us what we were seeing... the baby was lying with his/her arms above his/her head and with the legs up towards the head too. We could see the baby grabbing the toes with his/her hands, and kicking like crazy... lots and lots and lots of blurry pictures, because everytime the tech tried to take a picture, the baby would move. Looked like it was trying to kick the probe off!

Saw the face in 4D, but no pictures of this. The baby was snuggled up against the placenta, so we couldn't see the whole face, but looked good.

Getting even more real that we are actually going to have a baby in a few months!!

And we are still going with a surprise for the gender since it costs a few hundred dollars to find out at a private clinic and to me it isn't worth it since we will know soon enough!!

Heather

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Glad everything looked great! And yay for a surprise baby!

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Yay! I'm glad everything looked good. I think there is just something amazing about seeing the baby on the u/s. Ours had his head up against the placenta too. Now everytime I tell DH I felt him move he says the baby was fluffing his placenta! LOL

I think if I had to pay extra to find out the sex I would be on team green too. It's fun to find out and I love that I get to get things specific for him, but it wouldn't be worth a big hit to my wallet to fnd out. Strange though that they don't just offer to tell you while they are doing an u/s anyway.

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They don't tell anywhere in BC as far as I know to try to deter people from doing selective abortions based on gender. Although if you are willing to do a selective abortion, I think you would be willing to pay a couple hundred bucks. Oh well, we'll see soon enough!! Can't beleive how quickly this pregnancy is going!!

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yay for healthy baby, too bad about the pics though

I didn't realize BC doesn't tell, I know the East Coast doesn't.
I'm lucky they still tell here in Ontario but it's getting more and more strict, some places will write in chart for dr to tell, some will tell but you have to sign a waiver.
Too many people freaking out if they are wrong. Last pg they told me but wouldn't show me

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That's awesome! How fun to have a surprise baby (but I know if it were me I would have shelled out the $$ to find out - I admire you)! My ultrasound isn't until 22.5 weeks too and the wait has been soooooo long.

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I wouldn't shell out the $ to find out either. Glad everything looks good!

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Glad everything looks good and you got to see your LO in action. So fun!

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yay for happy & healthy baby! I'd have to force myself to wait too, if you have to pay tons extra for another special u/s.