It's hard to believe this little thing is in my belly. It looks so big on the screen, but I don't look pregnant yet. Well, I look a little pregnant if I just ate. A friend of mine who is about 20 weeks told me that last week, she went to bed with a flat stomach and woke up the next morning with a cantaloupe sized bump. I think that sounds exciting.
In the video, the doctor - who is from Madison, says, "oh and the nuchal looks fine - no worries there." She's referring to a space near the spine that, when enlarged, could indicate down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities. Nate and I decided that we wanted to forego the nuchal translucency screening like we did with Louisa and my doctor was fine with that, but wanted to do a brief ultrasound just to check the growth. I'm not sure what we avoided in the end...maybe just blood work that goes along with the ultrasound? I have to admit, I didn't mind seeing the cute little one now that it's a bit more human like than the 8 week "pregnancy verification" ultrasound. I think Baby Bosscher 2 is going to look like Nate, just like Loubear did/does.
In case you were wondering (because most people do) we are not going to find out the gender and BB2 is due early April. So let's take a poll: should I attempt to potty train Louisa, who will be 23 months at the time, before BB2 is born? Sounds too ambitious.