Day 77: No More 4D Pictures for us

March 10, 2011 at 2:49 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi, Crochet | 11 Comments
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I had an ultrasound bright and early this morning.  I think I was the first one on the list.  It was so early that I almost confused the ultrasound tech for a food service manager.  I was about 5 seconds from asking why food service was in my room at 8:15 a.m. th en I made the connection.  Oops, in fairness I had just woken up 15 minutes before.  In the chair I went, down the hall, hair a disaster, sleep in my eyes for an ultrasound.  The early morning wake up call was all worth it.  I got the good ultrasound tech.  All of the doctors and nurses want her to do their scans.  I’ve only had her once before and she was all business.  This morning, she was really fun.  Before I even got on the table she said she would see if she could get a 4D picture for us.  I didn’t even ask!  She poked the ultrasound probe around my belly taking a million pictures of my placenta.  I think I’ve seen more of that thing on the ultrasound than I have the baby.  The she poked over all of his body parts just to see where everything sat. He is still head down, no surprise there since there isn’t much fluid for him to move around in.  Not to mention how upset I would be if this child flipped breech at this point.  He still has his hands in front of his face and this morning he was waving.  Well, we thought he was at first glance.  He was opening and closing his hand.  We soon realized that he was playing with the cord.  The ultrasound tech yelled at him and told him not to do that.  Hopefully he listens!  She also told me that he has hair.  I’ve been taking one tums in the morning for calcium but I doubt that really keeps much reflux at bay.  The wives tale must not be true because I haven’t had an exorbitant amount of reflux during this pregnancy.  BUT–my dad was right.  He said the boy would have hair.  Technically dad isn’t right until the baby makes his debut, but it is looking like this kid won’t have to spend the first two years of his life completely bald like I did.  The fluid levels are at 4.2 today.  They were at 3.8 on Monday so it is a little improvement. Try as she might, I didn’t have enough fluid for the tech to get a 4D picture for us.  I am a bit bummed about that but appreciate that she tried.  Heck, I still have the 4D pictures from the 17 week ultrasound to cherish.

This child of mine will probably grow up hating hats.  I have decided that I’m going to photograph him in a hat a month, at least for his first year.  He will be born in March instead of April now, so it is only fitting that his first hat is a leprechaun hat!  I can hear him as a teenager now….  Check out my most recent experiment.




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  1. I am from WTE april 2011. I just wanted you to know that you are one strong mom. I am so happy that you carried your baby to term. My due date was April 15th and I had PROM on 2/28 and it sent me in to labor they could not stop. I had a c-section and my baby boy Will was born at 4 lbs 8 oz and 17 in and we are currently on day 11 in the NICU. I can’t say I would have loved to be on hospital bed rest but I do believe it would be better that having your baby in the NICU. So keep on being positive you are almost there. Your hats are so dang cute and your nursery is daring i love the monkey theme. I will keep following your blog. You are also so lucky to have such supportive family and friends. Good Luck!!!

    • So sweet of you to say. I do know how lucky I am not to have had him at 23 weeks (or any time between then and now). I would much rather be here than the NICU. Especially if this means he gets to come home with us at the end of this stint.

      Congrats on little Will. Sounds like a good weight for his GA so I’m hoping he learns to do everything he needs in order to come home soon! It can’t be easy having him in there. Stay strong momma!

    • I have to agree that what keeps me going on my 3 month hospital journey, is hoping he will be a take-home size. i would much rather deal with the stress of being an inpatient with him in me, than having to leave him behind. Keep the faith jodie.

  2. I love that hat! your such a mess!

    • Hey, I’m CREATIVE!

      • Then, next year you have to make a calender with his picture each month with his hat:)

      • Yup, that’s the plan!

  3. You have 10 days, two hours and 40 minutes until your induction! Can you tell I’m soooooo excited for you? xoxo

  4. Awww I love the little leprechaun hat!! Can’t wsit to see the little shamrock one you make up for us! Thanks again!

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