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fetal porn fail

Posted on: 8 November 2011

Remember my first trimester ultrasound, and having to inundate myself with water until it started to taste like medicine? Well, I totally didn’t … because I forgot to drink water. And I forgot that I was supposed to arrive with a full bladder. Wow. What is wrong with me?

Don’t tell me “mommy brain” is real.

It turned out not to be a big deal; I gulped some water down on site and the ultrasound tech was still able to do her thing. Yes, I’m aware that all ultrasound images look more or less the same, but here is munchkin in second trimester: 

See that little bunched-up round thing right in front of the face? That’s a fist. Munchkin’s arms were thrown up around its head. Aww. And the spine looked really cool, and we could see the heart beating!

(Inappropriate and slightly morbid aside: seeing the heart beating reminded me of third year nerve lab, where we guillotined a frog and removed the heart. It was candy-red and still pumpin’.)

Notice I’m still referring to munchkin as an “it.” That’s because MUNCHKIN WAS UNCOOPERATIVE. Legs were closed and umbilical cord in the way.

Ah, so choked. I guess we’ll have to ask at my next appointment if they’re able to schedule another ultrasound for me, though I don’t see a medical reason to. I was always for gender neutral items and colours anyway, so not knowing the sex isn’t going to affect baby shopping. It’s only messing with MY MIND.

There’s a part of me that likes how munchkin has a mind of its own. Having munchkin not show us is somehow infinitely more acceptable than having the technician know but not tell.

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