08 June 2010

Given the All-Clear

Xander in 3D
I am thrilled to announce that yesterday's appointments went very well. All signs of dilation are gone. In fact, one of the renal pelvises was so small that it was hard to measure. The other renal pelvis was the same as at the last ultrasound... which, when you factor in growth of the baby, means that it also shrunk down. They also did a more complete check on other places for possible concern. The palate is completely formed. The nuchal folds are normal (this is apparently a common sign of Down's). There are no spots or abnormalities on his heart. The bladder was filling and emptying properly. All fingers and toes are properly aligned and accounted for. (Ross was born with a crooked foot, so this was a concern.) They even confirmed that he is in fact a boy... and it was very obvious. Even Mom, who has a ton of difficulty reading ultrasounds, would have been able to make out that shape!

The cool part was getting some 3D pictures. It was not something we would have paid for out of pocket, but are quite thrilled to have. The majority of my family has never seen 3D ultrasounds before, so it has been quite the treat for them. Ross has been showing off the photos at work.

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