Friday, January 19, 2007

Second Ultrasound

January 19th, 2007 - 13 weeks

Obviously the baby has grown quite a bit in the past 3 weeks, and now measures almost 7 cm and weighs a couple ounces. We could see a clearly defined spinal column from this angle!!

From this angle, you can still see the spinal column, and also you can see clearly defined human facial features! In fact, by this time the baby has hands and fingers, and is starting to grow fingernails.

And finally, in this scan you can see the placenta (which is taking over the task of hormone production), the arms and legs, and also the brain :)

The baby was moving around so much while we were watching him, and waving his/her arms and legs around - so active and healthy. We also saw the heartbeat very clearly once again. The doctor said that everything looked great to her, so now we just have to wait until our next appointment on March 2nd to find out if we are having a little boy or a little girl.