This isn't the best sonogram picture. The top is a profile of the whole body and you can see the hands and feet. The second is the skull- not sure why we want the skull picture to show family, but we have it!
We went for our second sonogram and my weekly Dr. visit! The baby looked perfect and the Dr. visit was uneventful. The sonographer and the Maternal Fetal Specialist doctor (because of my bp issues she scanned the baby too) both said everything looks great! One risk with prenatal hypertension, even when controlled by medicine, is restricted growth in the fetus due to decreased blood flow to the placenta. So far this baby shows no signs of this happening. Baby Ivie #2 was measuring 18 weeks- a whole week ahead! That was good to hear. At one point in the scan the sonographer referred to the baby as a "she", even though we told her we did not want to know the sex. She assured us later that she really didn't know what the sex of the baby was and that she didn't slip up- it is just easier to give it a sex instead of refer to the baby as "it". I guess we will find out in 21 weeks. We are leaning towards scheduling a C section on January 28, so I am almost 1/2 way there! I learned that I will have to continue to see my doctor every 2 weeks until delivery because I am on medication for my blood pressure- good thing I love her!