Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Growth scan

I had an ultrasound today to see how well Marius is growing. According to the ultrasound, he's in the 50th percentile. Again, the ultrasonographer (the 3rd one I've met at this office) was not friendly and totally sucked the joy and excitement out of the ultrasound.

She never went into 3D or anything, and we barely got to even see anything on the screen. She measured his head, stomach, and femur. Looked at his heart and spine. She found his face to print a quick picture for us, but she never stayed on one part very long. The picture she printed was terrible - it was a blurry skull with eyesockets and a balled-up fist. I was so annoyed. I've been looking forward to this appointment for a month.

Today, I am 27w5d pregnant. Marius now weighs 2lbs, 7ozs. His head is measuring in the 29th weeek, and his femur is measuring right along with his gestational age.

The ultrasound photo isn't even worth scanning into the computer.

To top it all off, I asked the ultrasonographer if there were any 3D/4D imaging places around here that did photo packages. She said not to waste my money, because at this point, there's so little room in there that we wouldn't be able to see much. And she doesn't know of any, anyway. All of the websites I've seen for these 3D places say that this is the OPTIMAL time to have this type of imaging done. I was so pissed. I even asked Dr. Syeda when she came into the room, and she doesn't know of any, either.

I'm really starting to not like this practice. I'm tired of being excited about this pregnancy, just to have them kill it every time I walk in the door. It's so frustrating.


Sumer said...

The closest place that offers that scans that I know of is like 1hr50mins away. Which stinks.

Sherry said...

Sorry they are being like that to you. That really sucks! You should tell them...damn it!


Lindsey said...

That's a total lie! You can get good 3D/4D pictures until about 35 weeks!
I know my 3D/4D scan at the specialist was going to be $150. We opted not to go back after the specialist saying it didn't look like Esther was going to be moving from the placenta (they didn't charge us). Dr. Blanco said she was head down and looked mighty comfy and that he didn't think that would change. It was cool to see, but the fact that we aren't going back speaks for itself.
I've seen some 3D pictures that are amazing!!! I am sure you have too... it just didn't seem like we were going to get those results.
Do you ever get to talk with the doctor(s) at the office? I would mention to them that you haven't had very pleasurable experiences with their techs. I mean, seriously, your experience with the techs could be what keeps you from coming back to their practice for baby number 2 or for your annual check ups. They would lose a patient!!
I was going to tell you about our camera decision, but I'll just email you!