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So this past week (Last Thursday 9/14/17) I had my 20 week appointment for the baby! It was a great one because we got to do the full anatomy scan, and I LOVE spending time seeing our precious miracle moving ALL around inside of me!
This time it started with the ultrasound (which we normally do this after I have given them my current weight and a urine sample) so it was a nice surprise to start with seeing the baby first!
This appointment the sonographer measures EVERYTHING about the baby thoroughly (especially given our past) and lets us know if anything appears abnormal (in which the doctor would have to run further tests to determine any abnormalities), and everything she measured and looked at turned out great! Shane got to attend this appointment with me and every time she said “that looks good” after measuring something, Shane gave a sigh of relief and had a smile on his face.
This baby is already 14 oz. and apparently has long legs and arms (just like Brielle did when she was in utero) and is looking great (and very healthy).
She did ask us to turn and look the other way when she had to measure the lower extremities, or at any point when she baby was rolling around and turning over, that it may expose the gender to us on the sonogram (we are still going to wait until we deliver to find out the gender–and yes, we already have names picked out for both genders).
After checking out the baby from the top, they then did this new (at least to me) procedure where they measure your cervix from a wand that they insert inside of you, to make sure that you are not showing early signs of labor, and they also check to see where your placenta is located to see the likelihood of your having a c-section vs. having a vaginal birth. It was amazing to see! (Oh and everything panned out well for me, they said it is a definitely a go to try to have another vaginal birth)! 🙂
I then talked to my doctor about a few concerns, and he was proud of my vitals, and wanted to see me back in 4 weeks.
I also made an appointment to register at the hospital that I will be delivering at after my next appointment as well, which will definitely makes things real!
We know January will be here before we know it, and we will meet our newest addition to the Johnson family before we know it! But for now, we will enjoy the rest of the pregnancy spending time with our 5 precious kiddos who make our life whole!
I will definitely leave you with some pictures of the precious baby, and will keep all of you great followers up to date with how things are going! ♥
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