Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ultrasound Day

It's always a relief to go to the hospital and hear that everything looks good. Today I had a lengthy ultrasound for a nuchal translucency test. I guess that's to make sure the spinal cord is developing properly. According to the doctor, it looks fine. I got to watch the baby for a while, but it was pretty still and quiet. So, the doctor told me to cough and then she poked it a bit, and then it woke up and started squirming around. It was probably a little angry at being disturbed, but I got a kick out of seeing it move around. It measures 6.7 cm, which is surprising, because I can't see anything when I look at my stomach, and I weigh the same as when I went in last time a month ago. I thought for sure all that pizza and ice cream was adding up, but I guess not!

So the appointment was a success. Unfortunately, the doctor said she cannot under any circumstances tell me (when the time comes, around 20 weeks) if it's a boy or a girl. It's illegal in S. Korea, and she could lose her job. She said if I go to a smaller independent clinic somewhere, I'll probably get an answer. But I did get the go ahead to eat sushi, which I'm psyched about. She said as long it's fresh, it's OK. I'm still not going to go crazy, but I think I'll have to indulge once later in the summer. And, they gave me a nifty CD of the ultrasound. I can't figure out how to download it to my computer, so I just took a video of the video. The quality's not that great, but you can see it squirming in there.

Now I must get down to work. Big deadline on Friday - book 5 of 6 is due and I cannot extend this deadline. I can't wait until it's in. Friday evening is going to be me, the TV, and a pizza...and the baby.


Aaron said...

Good lord, you've been posting here. I've had no time to write on my own blog of late, let alone read what other people are writing, so I apologize for being late in saying congratulations on the pending addition to the household. Better late than never, though, and I hope all's well.

(It figures that the day I post on my blog about disliking children is the day I find out that you're expecting. I've always been known for my superb sense of timing.)

Sarah said...

Thanks. I was reading your blog yesterday, actually, and was surprised to see you'd been posting quite a bit up until recently. What's been keeping you busy?

Aaron said...

I've been busy not impregnating my wife.

SeaBass said...

Sarah. You have to 'rip' the video using software like 'windows media player'. then you'll be able to have a much clearer picture. it's very easy to do. just look at the rip function in media player.