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Sonogram

Megan and I went to the sonogram facility to do some detailed measurements of the baby. They use the measurement method to detect whether or not the baby has Down Syndrome. Our little guy got a clean bill of health and everything is developing normally.

 

Dates have varied depending on where we've gone, but at this point it is on or around November 5th. This most recent scan showed the baby to be around 13 weeks old. From crown to butt, the size right now is roughly 9 centimeters.

 

I asked if they could record video for the patients. During the scanning, the nurse and doctor were taking short clips and running through them to get accurate measurements. But, the RN told me the hospital doesn't permit them to give any video to the parents. On the machine, there is a CD writer to burn the videos.

 

Videos would have been awesome because during the scans, the baby was bouncing all over the place and stretching the legs. Really incredible to see. In this picture, the baby had sort of dozed off in the womb for a couple minutes so there was time to line up for a nice picture.

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Taken on September 17, 2008