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Good news all around today! At my last ultrasound appointment with the perinatologist, they were not able to get a good visualization of the baby’s lips or spine, so they wanted to check those again today for abnormalities. They found none – perfect little lips and a perfect spine. I also got it confirmed with the perinatologist that I do not need to continue sticking myself with needles filled with Lovenox (the blood thinner) anymore! I spoke to him today about switching hospitals, and he said that the ob/gyn I am going to IS affiliated with the hospital I want to use. If for some reason he cannot do my c-section at the hospital I want to go to, he will be able to refer me to someone who practices more regularly at the hospital. I’m not sure it will matter a whole lot, but I just feel comfortable at the hospital with the higher level NICU, especially since Brighid needed one for 31 days. I am good to go for another month before I go back, and then they will do another ultrasound just to check the baby’s growth. I did learn today that she weighs about 15 ounces. I got only one u/s picture today, and it is very similar to the leg one I already have posted, so I’ll spare you!!


Here are the latest pictures of our new baby! They were taken this morning at just over 19 weeks. The doctor said everything looked great, the baby had no detectable birth defects, and there were no markers for Downs Syndrome or any other abnormalities. I know the photos are kind of large, but I wanted to make sure you could see the detail that they pointed out to us – including the baby’s little foot and the outstretched leg!

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This is the baby’s face – the technician marked where you can see the eyes.

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This is a foot – you can actually see the little toes.

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This is a little outstretched leg. You can see the foot at the left, with toes pointing up, and then the lower part of the leg, up the slightly bended knee, and then the thigh. I told Jim if there was a lamp shade in there, this would very much resemble the lamp from the movie ?A Christmas Story.?

Oh, and in case you hadn’t figured it out yet…

And Jim wasn’t too disappointed 😉 I know he would have loved a little boy, but I am absolutely over the moon to have another daughter!!

Here is a picture, measuring 13 weeks and 5 days:

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The head is to the left, and that is a little leg sticking up at the right side. I even saw the baby put his hand straight up in the air. The tech tried to capture that, but the baby moved too quickly. We also saw quite a big jump!