Filed under: — Aprille @ 2:11 pm

We had our first ultrasound today (20 weeks). We also got the results of our AFP test (a screening test that looks for markers of genetic diseases), and everything looks A-OK. It was really exciting to see Bisquito for the first time. I got a bit boo-hooey about it, so now I’ve got that “crying hangover” feeling—puffy eyes, cloggy sinuses—and it’s weird because I’m not sad at all. It could also be due in part to allergies.

So anyway, here’s Bisqui. Click for larger versions if you’re so inclined.

This is the head and spine in profile.

This is the left foot. His/her legs were all curled up (so probably even if we’d wanted to know the gender we couldn’t have, which is fine since we want to keep it a surprise). It was hard to see both feet, but we did see some nice femur action and some wiggling.

The ultrasound technician did a good job, but typing was not her strong suit. Note the adorable typo in the shot of Bisqui’s little fist, below.

Yes, my baby does bear a resemblance to Skeletor, but I love him/her anyway. They assure me he/she will chub up with time.

5 responses to “Hingers”

  1. map says:

    I count five hingers. That’s a good sign!

  2. Scott says:

    In that first picture, your baby looks like a snake!

  3. jack says:

    And the last one looks like a scary little girl with saucer-eyes and bangs. Spooky ultrasound for Halloween!

  4. Z. Hendirez says:

    Ours had the Skeletor thing going, too. When he looks at his kid’s ultrasound someday, he won’t know who the hey Skeletor is. Sad.

  5. Katy Baggs says:

    Wow! That is cool. Sometimes the miracle of life looks like the work of H.R. Giger.

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