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Sunday, October 22, 2006

world record size bladder

Well, we had the Level II ultrasound last Monday and other than some lady hitting our brand new car in the parking lot (hopefully just a buff job), it was a great visit (for me at least).

First of all, as most of you know, you must have a full bladder for an ultrasound. Poor Lois, I made her drink water on the way over and the tech was running 45 minutes behind. I thought Lois was going to explode.

Lois got on the table and made a little comment that she might not make it without having to run to the little ladies’ room! The tech laughed, but when she put the u/s on and she saw Lois’ bladder on the screen, she said "Whoa! That is the biggest bladder I have ever seen! That could be a record holder!"

She made Lois leave the room to go to the bathroom TWICE! Poor little Chubby was all scrunched up in there! After Lois got a little more relief (she had to empty 3/4 of her gargantuan bladder just to see our little boy), we got to see a lot of Chubby.

The u/s at one point had red and blue contrasts showing the blood pumping in and out of the heart. That was just so cool!

We got even more verification that Chubby is a boy - and a very unshy one at that! But the most important thing is that he looks good. The heart is functioning well and the kidneys look good. He played with his toes a lot during the u/s, it was adorable.


As soon as I get to a scanner, I will post some more pics.
posted by Holly at 7:04 PM

3 Comments:

My little one keeps rolling onto my bladder. Usually when I am driving down the road. I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine then WHAM! I HAVE TO PEE NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! I have to actually hold my breath until she moves off the bladder and into a more comfortable position. Then I feel fine again.

I have another ultrasound Weds. No need for a full bladder, thank goodness. Lois, if you need to do that again, drink while in the waiting room. That's always my trick and I've never been told to go and re-drink more!

9:11 PM  

Yay! So glad it went well and looking forward to seeing more photos of the Chubster.

They always make you drink too much. I had to empty out 2 & 1/2 cups at the level II ultrasound. I guess it all depends on bladder size. And I was told they only need the bladder for viewing the placenta, not the baby because the baby is big by that point.

I feel for Lois because that is the worst experience ever. Your back tenses up and you are sooo uncomfortable. Glad she survived. ;)

12:13 PM  

How much was your bladder capacity?

2:42 AM  

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