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24 October 2006 @ 08:32 pm
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Okay. So it's been a little while since I posted, hasn't it? Life is busy. I'm always a-runnin'. Crazy pregnant girl.

But I have substantial things to post about...so here I be. :P

Mom, William and I went to the imaging center today. (I'm officially 17 weeks, 5 days along, just FYI, for those of you who are trying to keep track.) At the imaging center they take you back and do an extensive ultrasound of your baby. They took me back alone first, put me in a gown in a freezing, dark little room, and proceeded to rub cold KY on my belly and snap many many pictures of my baby. I couldn't see much at this point, because the nurse was rushing through, just concentrating on making sure all the necessary parts were in place (heart with 4 chambers, arms, hands, legs, feet, teeny brain, eyes, ear, the whole shebang. Then she brings my mom and William in, and the Radiologist joins us for a few minutes, pointing out the major baby parts to us. The nurse takes over and goes over everything slowly, so that we can see all the little parts of the baby. Seriously, I'm 4 and a half months pregnant, and the baby is a BABY! You know? The little one weighs 7 ounces. Can you even imagine? After the basic ultrasound, she switches gears and shows us some 3D images! CRAZYNESS! Dude, unbelievably cool.

I know I know, y'all are waiting for the good stuff. I warn you, there are large images under the cut. I couldn't be arsed to size them. XD

It was easier to see in the moving shot, but here's the proof! Itty bitty boy parts!!!

William said he looked like a dinosaur in this one. I was thinking more along the lines of ALIEN! XD We are so crazy, I know. But these are like x-rays, so you can see right through the little man.

This is where things got really cool. 3D images.

Say hello to fetus!Spencer.

Thumbsucking is cool!

I love this one.


I'll have more to show you when they get done uploading. I'll post them when they're done. I don't feel like sitting here and waiting for youtube to decide it's finished!

So, what do y'all think? I thought it was crazycoolinsane that I can even pay $16 and take these home. I'm still in awe of the technology involved. I can't wait to go again!

I have my regular baby doctor appointment tomorrow to discuss today's ultrasound with my OB-GYN and just get my general pregnancy checkup.

Yes, I still need to upload my pictures from the Pink Spiders/Good Charlotte concert. This seemed more important for some reason. I'll do them soon, I promise.

I love every single one of you.
I hope you are well.

Current Location: home
i h8 unewtoyou on October 25th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
aw :)
he's adorable!
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)

Annika: Ankh/Shonna/Kacibruisesonguitar on October 25th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
OMG! YAY!!!!

*tacklehugs - gently* THAT'S AWESOME O_O

Look at the kicking! It looked like a very strong kick! He sure moves around a lot.

I'm so happy for you sweetie.

And I'm so excited that you're letting us come along on the pregnancy ride with you!

♥ ♥ ♥
I AM  YOUR WIFE!: Ankh/Shonna/Kaci are my OT3eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Insane the things they can do these days, huh?

I can't wait for you to see the 3D videos. I have one left to finish uploading, then I'll post them here.

It's amazing. He's kicking like crazy and I can't feel a thing. Then again, he does only weight 7 ounces. :D

I'm glad all of you are willing to indulge me in this crazy pregnancy ride.

(no subject) - eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
Buffay the Vampyre Layer: HP Cheerleader!Dracoguest_age on October 25th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)

I swear, Shonna, I'm actually crying I'm so happy for you. Hi, Spencer! I met you before you were even born! I hung out with your mommy! You went ot Vegas before you were even born, how awesome is that, little guy?

Oh, this is so...there's no other word for it then cool. Oh SQUEE.
I AM  YOUR WIFE!: Ankh/Shonna/Kaci are my OT3eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
*giggle* I know right! XD

This is major squee material right here.

Awww, don't cry! *huggles* I can't wait to tell him stories about my crazy pregnancy adventures with my LJ friends.

Wait til I upload those other vids. They are too awesome for words.

(no subject) - eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
wakethefallen on October 25th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
OMG THAT IS SO COOL. At first I was like :| I don't see anything and then I recognized an arm and the rest slowly came and I totally got all excited even though it's not mine or anything. lol. ZOMG YAY!
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)

Yeah, at first these things look totally funny. The coolest thing is to go back to my earlier posts when I put up scans from the first two ultrasounds and compare them to these. AMAZING, I tell you. I'm getting used to looking at them, so I know what to look for. I spent 30 minutes staring at the individual parts with the nurse. It was unreal.

Yay! I'm glad you're excited. It's crazyawesome that I'm totally dragging y'all into my pregnancy. I'm really glad y'all are getting a little amusement out of this.

flickerofaneye on October 25th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)

-so proud-
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, you CAN! And dude, in person it was seriously crazy. He kept ducking his head and sucking his thumb and kicking like crazy. It was quite awesome.

(no subject) - flickerofaneye on October 25th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ex_crystalle432 on October 25th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)

the end.
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
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(no subject) - eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Eliza Sea: PARTY HARDmachinegirl on October 25th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)

Yeah, he looks like an alien in the second non-3d picture. An alien of awesomeness! That's seriously the only ultrasound picture I've ever seen where I could look at it and go "Yup. That's a baby, and not an amorphous blob" and dude you can see his BRAIN. He's gonna be a smart little Spencer. He definately needs a pastel hoodie. Maybe a mint green.
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
Mint green hoodie. Check. I'll get right on that.

The movies were like the most amazing things ever. And I got to bring them home on a CD which is more cool than I could ever imagine. I just wish he'd looked up a little, but he was sort of obsessed with his hands. Go figure.

jenish on October 25th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
Oh my god baby!
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)

Rachokill_i_oughtta on October 25th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
that's awesome, Spencer is such a cute name.
3D images are crazy!

oh I must send something for Spencer in the mail once he is born, I must! haha
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 25th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thankies! The 3D images are insane and amazing. I wish y'all could have seen them live with me. It was unbelievable.

AWWW! *hugs* All my LJ friends are saying stuff like that. I already have an outfit that an LJ friend sent me when she first found out I was preggers. It's hanging on a doorknob at my mom's house. Just WAITING for me to get that baby room done.

Y'all are too good to me!

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blahchelspatd1 on October 25th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
thats freakin amazing!!!!!!!!
awwww....i can see the shape of the baby and everything!! thats so cool :D awwwwwwwwwww =D
I can't believe you are already almost 18 weeks along!! wow.
i can't wait til Spencer arrives!!!
Love you
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 26th, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)

It is totally amazing! I go back for another ultrasound the week of Thanksgiving. They should be even cooler!

I can't believe I'm this far along either. And dude, lil Spencer! YAY!

Truthful Plum Logical Horsemegyal on October 25th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)



I just adore these. Congratulations, I really hope for the best for you and yours. And awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on October 26th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
Thanks hon!

nikibeenikibee on November 23rd, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Oh wow. Those 3D shots are awesome. That's it, I am kinapping my sister and bringing her and baby Tony to an ob who will take 3D pics and videos! I don't care what she says.
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on November 23rd, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
The 3D are beyond amazing, especially in person.

The post right after this one is nothing but videos, some of them 3D I believe. Too cool.

You should totally kidnap her and do that. Definitely.

Actually, she doesn't need a new OB. She just needs to visit an Imaging Center where they do baby ultrasounds. My imaging center just happens to be on the first floor of TX Women's Hospital, where by OB is located. I got lucky. But any Imaging Center will do this.