|Which was a nice change from what he usually does|
which feels something like this.
After the ultrasound, the RN set up a couple monitors on my stomach to track his heartbeat. She took a resting heart reading and then we tried to get his heart rate to jump up in response to stimuli like drinking cold water and poking my belly with what was essentially a vibrator.
|Nope, not going to post a picture of a vibrator.|
Here's a puppy instead.
I hate the reason why we have to have so many ultrasounds but on the positive side, we get to see Max a lot. I'm getting a little bit better at reading the ultrasounds as we go but there are times when the techs get all excited and want me to ooh and aah over his face and I just flat out don't see what they're talking about. I had this tech explain it to me and she printed out a couple pictures of Max's face for us to take with us, which was nice of her.
This is definitely a better experience than the last time an ultrasound tech tried to show me pictures of Max's face. It was my last ultrasound in Flagstaff and she printed out a few pictures to send home with me and was so excited by how cute his little face looked. I did not see what she saw and to me, it looked like Max had a face like one of the pig doctors from The Twilight Zone.
|It's a boy!|
Naturally, this made my hormonal pregnant self cry uncontrollably because I thought I was giving birth to a pig baby. Luckily this time, I had the tech explain the pictures and I could see more of what she saw.