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Just went to the specialist this morning and confirmed that my placenta has moved up, up, and away from my cervix. It’s now over 4cm from the opening, leaving me clear for Bagel’s head to exit in a natural birth scenario (hopefully without maiming me too badly…) Yay!

On another  note…they did a quick 3D ultrasound on Bagel’s face as a “bonus” for us and…holy SHIT. Has anyone else been terrified of their 3D ultrasound? Please, please tell me I’m not the only one here who has felt that way…. I really don’t want this to come off as awful, and I am insanely grateful that Bagel is a healthy baby with two eyes, a nose, and proper mouth, but it was jarring to see her looking so bloated…chinless…squashed in there? She looked totally different from her 20 week 3D ultrasound!  Obviously I’m going to love Bagel no matter what she looks like…I was just pretty shocked at how crazy her face looked. I know this is a touchy subject to talk about a baby’s looks, and I’m really not a superficial person…it’s just that the 3D ultrasound almost makes her look like she has deformed facial features! On the flip side, I find that pretty much every baby looks strange and bloated on those 3D pics, so the fact that I expected anything different from mine is lame.

All 3D ultrasound bloat aside, Bagel is looking perfect in her measurements. She’s weighing in at 5.5 pounds right now, and I got to see all 4 of the  little chambers of her heart beating away. It made me pretty emotional to see her heart beating today…more so than any other ultrasound I’ve had. She’s just such a tiny, precious, new little human being, and I tear up when I think about how fresh and untouched everything is in her body. Her little heart will be there for her the rest of her life, and Hubs and I have helped that little heart be set in motion. I just love her so much, and I want her to be happy and healthy in this crazy world she’s about to enter.

And speaking of teary eyed…Hubs just sent this commercial to me, and I swear I almost started sobbing at my desk. Gosh damn it, those Brits know how to make a commercial.



About Sunny

I'm a happily married, 31 year old gal who is just starting her journey to conceive. I also have ovaries that may need a jump start. This blog is an attempt to channel my obsessive research on my Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome into something a pregnancy test. That would be awesome. I also hope that other women with this condition will find support in this blog. There are a lot of us out here! Happy reading, whatever your journey may be.

4 responses »

  1. You’re not alone in thinking that your baby looks weird in the 3D scan. I was somewhat surprised by how big our little guy’s nose looked in ours. My husband said (with dismay) that the baby looks like Karl Malden.

    Hooray for the placenta moving up!

  2. Totally. 3d ultrasounds are never perfect.. and they are a bit creepy. In a 2d ultrasound I had at 40weeks the tech said “oh how cute her eyeball moved!!” And it was soooo creepy and totally not cute…

  3. Glad to hear the placenta has moved and what a cute commercial!

  4. i actually refused to get a 3D u/s b/c i have seen one of my nephew and i think they look creppy! so dont feel bad about thinking that way 🙂 And i hear you about setting the heart in motion – it’s amazing, isn’t it!? glad you are doing better


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