Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My 20-Week Ultrasound at GRMC

Guest blog – Ashley Grundler, Graphic Designer, GRMC

Last week I had my 20-week ultrasound. My husband held my hand as the ultrasound technician, Cassie, began to look at images of our baby. She carefully examined each body part and organ of the baby, and took lots of photos to send to our family physician (plus we were able to get a few).

The entire process took just under one hour. Baby Grundler made it a bit difficult by trying to hide some of the time. Cassie was great, and answered all of our silly questions… my husband’s main concern was making sure the baby had the right amount of fingers and toes. Then we asked Cassie to try to determine the gender of the baby. And while ultrasound is not 100 percent, she felt confident in saying we are having a baby girl!

At the very end of the ultrasound Cassie did some calculations to determine the size of the baby, and to see if my due date was accurate. As of last week, our baby girl is about four days ahead of schedule, and about an ounce and a half heavier than the average 20-week old fetus.

Overall this experience was amazing! We were able to see beautiful images of our little girl. We could see her move, wiggle, and hide her face behind her right hand. I am so happy I was able to experience this miracle at GRMC!

-Ashley Grundler

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