30 Week Growth Scan

I looked forward to my 30 week growth scan, in large part as it offered the possibility to perhaps have another 3D picture of our baby or two. I made mid early appointment as it had been challenging to find parking last time when I had had to go at the end of the day. I was delighted I would be seeing the delightful Dr. W for this appointment.

I was at the hospital location with half an hour to spare to find a parking spot. Though there were no spots in front of the building, the nearby parking garage had an attendant directing traffic and did have plenty of spots. As a result I was able to get in early and be seen early.

I was pleased to see my blood pressure at a good level, one with a the systolic number, the one for me more likely to be a bit high in range. As I’ve received similar numbers lately, I made a mental note to ask Dr. G if insulin could be reducing it or helping my blood pressure level off in general.

For the first time since I started getting growth scan sonograms , I had a new sonograogher. Kasey told me it would take about 15 minutes to do the scan. It ended up taking 20 as she had to get some placenta images per a doctor’s note in my file. After that she turned on the 3D part of the machine.

Our baby did not cooperate and give us a clear face shot. S/he moved a bit and dreed with hands blocking his or her face. Still, it’s an adorable and funny moment.

All looked good with the baby. S/he is a bit big at 4 lbs, 4 ounces, though this may or may not mean s/he will be big at birth. My placenta had moved up as predicted and is in a good position. Dr. W, who again did not find out baby’s gender from the sonographer as this is her policy when a parent to be will also be surprised, was pleased with all she saw and will see me for my final growth scan at 36 weeks.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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