Of course you were all right and the baby is fine. Looking like a little alien, heart flickering, lying still mostly but then occasionally giving a hiccup-like movement, reminiscent of a mexican jumping bean.
PH was ticked off because they wouldn’t let him in with me at first. So he waited and fidgeted anxiously, wondering whether his child was alive, while the ultrasound tech showed me my adorable little alien babby. Finally my repeated “..So, can my husband come in now?” was responded to and he was ushered in and hustled against a back wall, by my feet. I gave him a reassuring smile and told him it was fine while she found the babby again and it gave another little hop just for Daddy. Daddy looked too relieved to be overjoyed. He just squeezed my foot and stared.
One alien babby, 63 mm long, alive and twitching:
We finished up the day with the Victory Ceremony and Barenaked Ladies, so that made it a pretty darn good day. Perfect Husband’s facebook status yesterday was “tomorrow will either be the worst day ever, or the best day ever…”
We are so grateful that it was the latter, and not the former. Crisis averted. THIS time!
YAY!!! alien baby 🙂
im so glad for you and PH
ET PHONE HOME….
Haven’t even finished reading yet, but just have to say: HURRAH!
Okay, done now. That is one cute little shadow-baby :). I am thrilled that your day was overall filled with amazing things…still, WTF on the not letting PH in there from the beginning? That’s just inumane.
That’s wonderful. A bit strange about not letting your husband in – maybe they wanted to vet him and check he wasn’t the punching-the-radiographer type.
*Sigh of relief* See, this is an instance where the time change is a horrible thing. I kept checking, and it was later and later in the day, but I had to keep reminding myself that you’re fours hours behind. While it was nearing 8:30 here, it was only 4:30 your time. Very frustrating. For me.
That’s what happened at my ultrasound too, not letting the father in at first. In fact, I got the impression that if they could have done it without me in there too, they would have. I think it’s just to cut down on distractions while they do their checks.
Work followed by concerts lead to long time without updates!
I’m so glad it was fine… even though you had ‘nothing to worry about’… because, you know, all that breath-holding and heart-pounding and adrenaline-rishing probably isn’t fun for the babby…
Okay first off, what’s with them not allowing PH into the room from the start?? And secondly, I’m very relieved for you!!!! The alien baby does indeed look very alien, and therefore like he/she is developing normally. BIG HUGS.
OH THANK GOODNESS. Now that it’s OK I can tell you I was worried for you. Even though I knew it would almost certainly be alright.
Like Corinne, I was checking all day and getting more and more twitchy as the day went on. Really, you should be more considerate. 😉
At my hospital you can bring one – and only one – person in with you. But no cameras or cell phones, and they don’t provide pictures. So I’ve had a total of three ultrasounds now (had a late one with Isaac to verify he was in the right position) and no pictures at all.
First of all: Whew! I’m so glad everything’s alright! That must have been a very stressful 24 or so hours. But what the heck is up with them not letting PH in at first?!? I would have been so pissed. Glad he finally did get to see the baby too. Such a huge moment for the both of you, seeing the baby for the first time. 🙂
Second: Thanks for naming your blog something so unusual; it was easy to find after you mentioned it on lj (I had forgotten to bookmark it long ago)! I hope you don’t mind if I go back and comment on a couple of posts. I think I saw something about cloth diapers… 😉
waited all day to get home to read your follow up! what a relief – and lucky you for having such a great shot of babby! you can see the head and arms and legs and feet, wow.
celebrate the heart beat!
Continued good luck.
Phew!!! Glad all is ok.
They didn’t let my hubby in for the first few minutes either. I don’t think I ever got a good explanation. Something along the line of less distraction for them…may need to talk privately….blah blah blah. Nothing that made sense to me, but after 2 bebes it’s just normal. No biggy.
So happy it was a good day. Good luck little alien baby.
Yah, just wait…you’ll have a matthew that doesn’t want his heart beat heard as he kicks you in the ribs so hard one cracks…it’s a little harder to worry then… anyway…you think your babby is an alien…now you can get your very own that grows along with babby http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/baby-ticker
Luv luv luv…so pleased i got to see you eva so briefly today…movie…time/place…name it!!!
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