Well, I thought my RE was pretty up date as it was, but one of their ultrasound machines died last week, so they had to replace with a brand new one. OMG this thing was amazing! It was literally like watching one of those 3D computer animated fetal videos on the internet. The slightest twist of the wand and I could see all sides of my baby. A-maz-ing. We could see the arms and legs wiggling around and the beginnings of facial features. We got several awesome pictures too.
and look at the clarity of this one....that is the umbilical cord.
and finally, a shot that shows the brain development.
On a whim I also asked where my placenta was located. I don't put much of any stock into gender prediction theories, but there is one out that supposedly is fairly accurate. Dr. Ramzi claims that the location of the placenta at 6 weeks can be used to predict gender, with left locations = girl and right = boy. I have no clue where mine was with C other than it was posterior, but this one is high toward the top of the fundus (uterus) and to the left. Unluckily his theory is not quite as useful after 8 weeks because the placenta shifts as the uterus grows, but we'll see.