We are home from San Antonio. In brief form, here are the results. More to come tomorrow.
* All is well. Thank you, God; all is well.
* There is one baby.
* He or she is very cute, at least in the one head he has - and two arms.
* The technician didn't show us the legs, at the risk of us sighting the gender. We're a bit sad about that now, just because, as long as we were looking, it would've been nice to see the whole of the baby's shape. We almost waffled on the gender secrecy, right there in the exam room. It was so tempting! Ultrasounds are pretty neat.
* Baby's organs are healthy. The heart beats and beats, beautifully.
* I cannot believe how cool the spine and ribs are. Who told those to form so uniformly? How is my body doing this??
* Growth is on target. Weight appears to be one pound and one ounce.
* If they hadn't otherwise been told how far along I was, they'd put my due date at May 31, based on the baby's development. This is one day earlier than the midwives put it. So, basically, the same.
* The placenta is in a good place; no previa.
* I am one relieved mama, and Jason, one relieved papa. Like the cutest papa-to-be, he watched the DVD several times as soon as we got home, analyzing it for facial structure and eyelashes, calling us over to see what he'd found.
Friends, thank you for your comments of support! I feel the prayers. I was prepared for a rocky journey, and it is such a relief knowing that that's not my path to walk this time, for now anyway. I can only fight the battles, make the choices, and live the life that's right in front of me. At least, it makes for a lot less anxiety that way. But now what will I worry about, since this baby's development seems to be on track?! I'm open for suggestions. Just kidding; I'll think of something on my own in no time, or else I'll turn on the news for ideas.
But truly, thank you for reading and thank you for your presence.