Wednesday, August 19, 2009
24.5 Week Ultra Sound
I saw Dr S for our newest ultra sound. He says Jack is 1 pound and 9 ounces. Dr S started by reminding me that I can no longer abort, but that since he knew I was firm in my decision, we wouldn't discuss it. Then why did he bring it up? He said Jack does not have an echogenic bowel, so more than likely, his bowel is patent and does not have a blockage. The brain ventricles are not worsening in their dilation. Jack does have a mild mitral valve regurgitation, but not so much as to cause a murmur, and it may correct itself during the pregnancy. The great news is that there seems to be no ventricular-septal defect. Jack very clearly has a nasal bone as well, and there is no evidence of hyperhydramnios. Jack was once again very active for the ultra-sound, even bouncing the probe off my belly! Dr S said again that this may well be an indicator that Jack will be high functioning. All good news! The doc gave me several pictures, and even two of the nasal bone and two of his wiener!