So far, I have had 5 ultrasounds during this pregnancy. The first at 9 weeks, just to estimate a due date. The second one at 12 weeks coupled with a blood test to estimate the risk of having a baby with a chromosome abnormality. Ian was cooperative for both of the early ultrasounds.
At 20 weeks, we had an anatomy scan and found out his gender. His legs and gender were pretty much the only thing that we were able to see that day because he was so curled up with his hands/arms over his face and head. We went back 4 weeks later to get a look at his head and heart. He was still very low and curled, though we did get good pictures of his heart.
Today, at almost 33 weeks, we finally got good measurements of his head and the first look at his sweet little face (and really big lips).
The ultrasound tech said that he is about 4.2 pounds right now and estimated that he would be between 7.5 to 8 pounds at birth. She also said that he looks strong and is taking lots of practice breaths. We were able to see his heart beating and his diaphram moving as he practiced. The whole thing is so amazing.
We have been doing little hikes on the weekend. I think Ian will need a little hiking journal. I hope he cooperates and allows us to continue hiking with him after he is born.
Here we are on Great Pond Mountain at almost 32 weeks.
And at the Mount Waldo Quarry at almost 33 weeks.