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Old 03-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Upset/sad, but probably shouldn't be

So, today was our 20 week ultrasound. The baby looks fine (from what the tech saw) - she had the screen turned towards her the whole time But, i'm being hormonal because they only gave me 1 picture And, the picture is just of the face looking at me (so you see the eye sockets, etc). I asked for a profile because i have my other two lo's in frames and the baby wouldn't cooperate

Apparently it was hard for the tech to get measurements because the baby kept punching the wand and if it wasn't doing that it was flipping and doing sumersaults and if it wasn't doing that its hands/fists were covering the face, etc. You name it, it happened. The tech could even feel the punches through the wand

Anyways, this is my only ultrasound and i cried to DH. He says that i should be happy the baby is obviously active and healthy, but now i don't have a scrapbook or picture to frame

So, i thought i'd come here for some nonjudgemental venting.

On a side note the baby is measuring 3 days bigger and is 13 oz already. Does that seem big?

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Old 03-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Re: Upset/sad, but probably shouldn't be

I am sorry, I understand why you are upset. HUGS
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That's a bummer! No chance of getting a elective US?
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I'm so sorry sweetie

Is there a way you can go to a private u/s place? It will cost money but you can get some 3d and pictures/videos of your lil one
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Ugh, I would be mad too. My first ultrasound the tech did that...never even pointed out the baby. I complained and for the next one I had a different guy who was great!
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Re: Upset/sad, but probably shouldn't be

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I am sorry, I understand why you are upset. HUGS
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That's a bummer! No chance of getting a elective US?
I'm not sure. My doctor's office had to phone to make this appt and it was very hard to get into. They had to call 3 places in order to get me in the 18-20 week mark.

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I'm so sorry sweetie

Is there a way you can go to a private u/s place? It will cost money but you can get some 3d and pictures/videos of your lil one
I don't know if they do private here or not. In Canada. I'll look into it.

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Ugh, I would be mad too. My first ultrasound the tech did that...never even pointed out the baby. I complained and for the next one I had a different guy who was great!
Yah, i've been waiting what seems like FOREVER to see this baby and i don't have a picture to get me through the next 20ish weeks
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Are you exactly 20 weeks? If so 13 oz is what Nathaniel was measuring so I think your fine. I trust my Peri VERY much. He is my only doctor that doesn't freak out about this pregnancy.

I am sorry your US tech was so rude! That isn't cool! I go to a new hospital (not even a year old yet) and we have 42 inch plasma monitors that we can see the baby and what the tech sees. I have never had anything like that before. It is cool.

I would see if you can get another ultrasound somewhere else. My RE does them for only $100. I would have done it but they do it at 16 weeks and I knew gender at 14 weeks.
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Do you live by a decent sized city?! I hear that many of them have 'shops' or clinics that offer only 4D ultrasound pictures - there is one not too far from us (45 mintues) and I guess it costs $90 - they will not let you leave till they get you good picture of the baby either. You could always try tahat!
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so sorry momma that is a bummer. i am sentimental about those type of things too.

Our little man measured 11 ounces at 18 weeks and 6 days so that sounds good to me!!
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Re: Upset/sad, but probably shouldn't be

I'm sure there's a ucbaby in Vancouver! Then you can even get a dvd of the ultrasound... worth every penny in my opinion!!! Good luck!
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