Our scan was this morning. We found out we are having another boy. DH and I were not really hoping for one over the other, we already have a lot of boy clothing so we will be saving money there Baby was very wiggly and head down so the tech was having difficulty getting a profile face shot and seeing my cervix. I ended up having a vaginal u/s towards the end so she could check out my cervix and it looked fine. They moved my EDD forward by two days based on the measurements - Feb 26 instead of 28. They are having me do a follow up u/s at another center around 22 weeks to check on a few things: possible cyst on a kidney and opening between the heart ventricles. My OB said not to lose sleep over it and I'm not too worried because I figure I can't do anything now until we look into it further. I see the positive in that I get to see baby again as this would have been my last scheduled scan today. We brought some blue and It's a boy! balloons home to DS (my mom was watching him) so though he doesn't understand he is going to have a little brother, he thought the balloons were fun
Congratulations on your little boy news, that's great! I hope your mind will be put at ease at the next scan. I know how awful the wait can be but you're consultant is right not to panic. I've heard of a lot of things like this resolving in a week or two and all looks normal at the next scan. I hope that's the case for you too. xxx
I agree--don't lose sleep over it. Baby is so tiny and all the parts they are looking at are so tiny, sometimes they just cannot see them well. Baby's heart is the size of what, a walnut at birth? So right now it is even tinier.
My dr said the heart is one of the hardest things to see on an u/s machine--especially a non-high risk u/s machine which are more detailed machines. She tells me this because she says with my family history I have about a 5% chance of having a baby with a heart defect. I have 2 siblings who have had congenital heart defects--one died at 4 days old and my brother is still living but has has multiple heart surgeries, pacemakers, artificial valves etc.--which is why she is really pushing to send me to the high risk center to do a fetal echo even though my insurance is crap this time around and we'll pay a lot for it.