Tuesday, November 25, 2008

18w5d - a rant and a picture

Well, today was the long-awaited anatomy scan!

And it totally sucked.

I have been so excited, counting down the days to see Little Dude again, and it sucked. The tech who did it was all business and no fun. She just did all the boring measuring, never pointed out anything but a couple organs. We didn't get to see a picture of his goods at all. At the beginning she said she'd let us know if she noticed. Like, how about we TRY? When I told her we were told boy before, she said she was pretty certain she had seen it earlier, but didn't get a good view. He did have his knees together (heaven forbid we get a picture of something even THAT good) but she didn't even poke around and try or anything. The whole thing might have lasted five minutes. She didn't even turn on the sound so I could hear the heartbeat!

The pictures she gave me suck, too. One is a profile, at least, and you can tell it's his face. But it's lame too and the other three are about useless.

I so want to go back to the private place. I don't understand why a tech wouldn't try harder--I mean, she has to know women are excited about this. I'm disappointed that we didn't get to see him moving, get any good pictures, or get to see his penis! And now I won't see him again until he's born... he darn well better be a boy when he comes out!

Anyway, here is his head... I think.


Erin said...

Aw, Shan. I'm sorry it sucked :( Do you think your doctor would let you have another ultrasound before the baby's born? I don't know how those things work, but I've heard of people talking their doctors into it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I see his profile, head and spine.

Some people are just "b word". You should give some feedback on her.

I would've asked her to let you guys hear the heartbeat.

Sorry about your no so great ultrasound experience.