Playing around with an ultrasound machine

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Playing around with an ultrasound machine

So I work in a pediatric ICU so yesterday some nurses and I got our little, rinky dink ultrasound machine we use to look for fluid collections in patient's lungs and such and played around with it to see my little one. The quality of the image isn't super great and we TOTALLY sucked at using it, but we actually saw a lot! It was SO fun! We could see it squirming around, the face, and the little heart beating away. They were trying to get a gender peak, but like I said, we really were terrible at working it (none of us have any formal u/s training) and didn't see. I'll be pulling that baby out every now and then; just can't get caught by management!

There is another girl here who is 12 weeks along so we peaked at her nugget too. It was swimming around too Smile

Here's to more days that aren't super busy so we can peak more in the future!

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Oh man, that's so fun! Here I thought I was all powerful with my doppler! If I had access to an u/s machine...it would be dangerous! Blum 3

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I'd totally be doing the same thing! How awesome you get to take a peek when there's no one around!

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I'm jealous! Lol I always tell my hubby I wish I owned one Smile

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"nidia" wrote:

I'm jealous! Lol I always tell my hubby I wish I owned one Smile

Didn't Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes own one? Or was that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Oh I can't keep up with the celebs!

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I could just see it now... all the nurses playing with the machines puting it on your belly! I would probably do the same. How fun!

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:biglaugh: I KNOW I'd do the same! LOL!! You guys need to get on YouTube and figure out how to get baby's privates into focus! LOL!!!

Congrats on seeing baby! Biggrin

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Ahh fun times! I wish I had access to one, hahaha...

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Didn't Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes own one? Or was that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Oh I can't keep up with the celebs!

Probably both, Heather LOL Lucky!!

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Didn't Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes own one? Or was that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Oh I can't keep up with the celebs!

Probably both, Heather LOL Lucky!!

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"blondiess4u" wrote:

I could just see it now... all the nurses playing with the machines puting it on your belly! I would probably do the same. How fun!

Ya, it was pretty ridiculous! I think it was good for me - in more than a 'it's fun to see the baby' kind of way. I am so uptight and nervous in pregnancy - always waiting for the bad news or the bad complication. It was good for me to be surrounded by people that are genuinely excited and happy about the baby. I reminded me to loosen up a bit and be happy. It's hard to explain because of course I am happy and I have easy pregnancies so that i actually enjoy being pregnant (beside the whole no beer thing); just the constant fear that it won't pan out and how painful that would be.

My real anatomy ultrasound is next Tuesday and I feel physically ill just thinking about going to it. I don't get excited about it like a lot of other people do - I get terrified because ya, you get to find out the gender, but who cares what the gender is compared to finding out if it is healthy and developing right.

Wow, that ended up kind of a little rant...sorry about that! But ya, messing around with the machine was fun!! Smile

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"callie2" wrote:

I get terrified because ya, you get to find out the gender, but who cares what the gender is compared to finding out if it is healthy and developing right.

EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!! But then again.. think of it as a time to prepare, ya know? Should something not be right, you have the chance to learn how to work with what you're facing.. I'm sure all will be a-ok. Can't wait to hear how it goes! Biggrin