Short post due to some shit hitting the fan at work. Better posts in the future.
Today was our second ultrasound. I originally had been referring to our embryos as “the Chickens” for no reason in particular. The Professor said that sounded weird, especially now that I EAT chicken. I agreed and so we started calling them “the Birdies” until we learned there was only one and it became “the Birdie.”
“Birdie” is really cute and stuff, but it is also what I affectionately call The Professor so the Professor was always saying “the Birdie or the Belley” making sure I realized this was just as much my baby as his. And calling an embryo “Belley” is just weird. Blah Blah Blah so we didn’t know what to call the creature currently residing in my uterus and sucking all my energy.
Until today. Today’s ultrasound image made it very clear what this little guy will be called. Introducing our Chicken… (ultrasound images after the jump)
Tell me that does not look like a little chicken roasting in an oven? Weird, isn’t it? I’m a little disturbed by how much my baby looks like a headless roaster. Dr. B assured me all was well though. Chicken has more than doubled in size since last week and now features arm and leg buds, a spine AND an umbilical chord, all of which we got to see.
The Hematoma Monster is slightly larger, but Dr. B could not see the appearance of any new blood. He remains cautious but was glad it had not gotten bigger. He said they usually see them start to reduce in size after 8 weeks so here’s to hoping!
The sack was nice and big and round and everything aside from the Hematoma Monster looked great. I got to hear Chicken’s heartbeat again and it made me cry, again. Such a lovely sound. I wish I could listen to it all the time. I love you little Chicken. Please stay strong and don’t let the Hematoma Monster scare you.
And for your viewing pleasure, here is the first ultrasound and the embryo photo.