Our First Ultrasound

Angela and I went to the doc­tor yes­ter­day morn­ing to have our first ultra­sound. There’s not much to see at 10 weeks, but see­ing a lit­tle flut­ter of pix­els which the nurse referred to as a heart­beat was a great sense of both relief and excite­ment. The nurse also quick­ly point­ed out the head of our lit­tle per­son, after watch­ing many par­ents-to-be like us stare in con­fu­sion, no doubt. Theres not too much there, oth­er­wise. The nurse took a few mea­sure­ments and the soft­ware made some esti­mates of age (appar­ent­ly about three cen­time­ters equates to rough­ly 10 weeks).

T-Minus 30 Weeks

Our kid is one-half cra­ni­um.

The ultra­sound machine, by the way, was awe­some. It essen­tial­ly mapped out Ange­la’s low­er abdomen in real time, allow­ing the nurse to click points and label them (are they called way points when their inter­nal?). I can’t claim as it’s high res­o­lu­tion, because the pic­ture you see here is about actu­al size (depend­ing on the size and res­o­lu­tion of your screen, of course). How­ev­er, giv­en that it was just bounc­ing a bunch of sound waves around and we could see our child com­ing togeth­er was much cool­er than I would have ever guessed. Some great tech­nol­o­gy.