Tuesday, May 22, 2007

So Far, So Good

Embryo-O's nuchal went well. The neck measured 1.4 cm and according to the doctor who did the scan, anything below 3cm is normal. The final results, which also take into account levels in Co's blood, will be in Friday or Tuesday.

The doctor who did the scan, Dr. Shy Guy, was an Asian man, which made us feel right at home since Dr. Quick is Chinese (as is most of the staff of the clinic). He prepped Co for her first tummy scan (as opposed to a wanding) and Embryo-O showed up right away, swimming around and heart beating strongly. He put the sound up when I asked about the heartbeat so we actually heard it for the first time! Exciting. He said it was beating 150-160 times per minute. Embryo-O lifted its arms above its head, stretched out its little legs, and even "walked" in Co's uterus.

And then proceeded to earn the Flipper moniker...it would not get into a position where Dr. Shy Guy could measure the neck. He jabbed Co in the abdomen. He asked her to cough. Co and I pleaded with Embryo-O to move. He left for a few minutes and checked again. No dice.

Finally, Dr. Shy Guy asked a woman, Random Tech, to come in. He said he was going to revert to the wand, but not to worry, because Random Tech would do it. We did not bother to explain Co's familiarity with Asian men and the dildo-cam. Flipper wouldn't cooperate for Random Tech, either. Finally Dr. Shy Guy took the wand in hand, though he told Random Tech to stay in the room. (Co said he was very conscious of keeping the sheet over her, hence his nickname.) He was a little rough with it, but finally, finally, got a view of Flip that allowed him to do the necessary measurements. When he checked in on the tummy again, Flipper was in an even better position and he said the measurements were very good.

Our Embryo-O is already as stubborn as Mommy (Co) and big sister Maggie. Good heavens.

14 comments:

The Fonaholics said...

Yay glad to hear you got good results from the scan!! First think i did today when i got home from work was to check in on you guys!!

vee said...

:-)
Great to hear.

maeby said...

Phew. Hoorah for the relief of good news! I can't even imagine the excitement of hearing the heartbeat - music to your ears, yes?

e. said...

that is sooooo exciting!!! You must feel so much relief.

I can't wait to see and hear moon.

Gretch said...

Great news! Congrats!

bri said...

Glad all is well - I was thinking about you guys!

Melody said...

So glad to hear this. I thought about you off and on all day yesterday. I can't wait to see the first pics!

Co said...
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Magpie said...

Congratulations - and continued good luck!

Holly said...

Great news!

FosterMommy said...

*exhales*
Yay! Glad everything went well. I love the mental picture of Flipper walking inside Co. There's a little person in there, and s/he's got attitude! *hugs*

Sandra said...

Yay!!! Good news is always appreciated!!!

While I think of it... Please, someone contact me with an email address for the party invitation. Thanks!!!

calliope said...

Yay for Flipper!
sooooooooooo glad for the good & normal scan. phew.

Mo said...

Great news on the good scan!! And can I just say that your nicknames for people are a riot. It always makes for fun reading.