U is for Ultrasound #A2ZChallenge

“When you do take the home pregnancy test, it doesn’t quite seem real. But when you see the baby and the heartbeat on the ultrasound, it’s so incredible.” – Danica McKellar

When Mommy found two pink lines on the dipstick she was very happy. She went to visit her doctor aka my godmother who advised her to get an ultrasound at around 11 weeks.

While waiting for her turn for the ultrasound, Mommy was a bit nervous and anxious. When she was called into the ultrasound chamber, she quietly lay on the table. The doctor put lots of squishy squashy creamy liquids on her tummy. After this, the Ultrasonologist aunty started examining and finally after 5 mins or so, made her hear a faint thumping sound/ beat. That was my heartbeat … I was just as big as an apple seed. I could not see Mommy but felt as though a loved one was hearing and appreciating that sound which had brought a big smile on her face. That day WE made a connection … and do you know, as Mommy could hear my heartbeat, I could hear hers as well!

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In one of the consecutive ultrasound appointments she came to see me with Miss A. Agree I could not see anything but I could hear everything. So when I heard mommy tell the doctor to show me to Miss A, I waved at her. I tried to show her how much fun it is being in the ‘Womb Inn’. I also entertained her by showing her some somersaults. I also wanted her to know that I couldn’t wait to be with her and have fun.

The same evening Miss A went to meet our cousin Miss T. (My aunt and mommy, both were carrying their little babies at the same time and it was just a coincidence that MissT’s parents had got their ultrasound that very morning). As Miss T had accompanied her parents, both Miss A and MissT had an interesting topic to discuss and exchange notes on (their babies). Miss A told our cousin how I said – ”hello” to her and Miss T told us how her baby had also said ”hello” to them. When I heard Miss A and T, I wanted to be with them and be their partner at play. I am sure my little cousin (who was in her Womb Inn) must have also felt the same.

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Towards the end of my stay in ‘Womb Inn’, Mommy was again scheduled for an ultrasound. The doctor told her that I was doing well but I have not turned and was still in a breech position. They thought they would continue until I decided to take turns in ‘the Inn’, but this never happened! After a few days, one fine evening, Mommy felt extremely uncomfortable. She was rushed to the hospital. In the morning she was wheeled into the Operation Theatre and I arrived…to live and enjoy each day with everyone…

This was my ultrasound story … how about you, do you have one?

Also Read: Theme Reveal, A – Arrival, B – Baby Cries, C – Colour, D – Diapers, E – Exercise, F – Fingers, G – Gym, H – Hair, I – Image, J – Juice, K – Kicking Around, L – Lullabies, M – Massage Time, N – Nani, O – Om and Other Mantras, P – Papa, Q – Queen, R – Rattles and Rolling Over, S – Sibling Love, T – Touch

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Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

20 Comments

  1. April 24, 2020
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    You brought back so many memories of the first ultrasound. The time you hard the first heart beat is magical. The ultrasounds were so exciting till the one where Little Miss A refused to show movements and mummy had to be wheeled in to the OT as well. I could so relate to the post.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 24, 2020
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      I am glad you liked it.

  2. Jyoti Jha
    April 24, 2020
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    Oh, I loved this one Shubhra! Not only did it remind me of the time I was expecting my child, it also helped me cherish the moments when my sister had her first ultrasound some time back. I am so forwarding this to her. Thank you!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 24, 2020
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      Sure Jyoti

  3. April 24, 2020
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    This must be such a beautiful feeling. And though the joy of motherhood has been well documented, your writing brings a fresh perspective.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 24, 2020
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      Thanks Sinjana

  4. April 24, 2020
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    Seeing that ultrasound and getting to see the heartbeat will truly may anyone appreciate the miracle of life. This is one moment all my friends have told me about. Maybe sometime in the future, I can relate as well! 🙂 This was such a cute post. I have always found it amazing that even while in the womb, babies can perceive so much. 🙂

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 24, 2020
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      Yes Shweta they can. Thanks a lot!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 24, 2020
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      Thanks sundeep

  5. April 24, 2020
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    Beautifully put story of the baby’s time in the womb and its coming out. You’ve just cutely narrated the magic of childbirth. Loved it. ❤️

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 24, 2020
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      Thank you!

  6. April 24, 2020
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    I used to be super scared during USG process. Somehow, I would feel nervous and keep praying that everything be fine. But your post makes it sound very sweet.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 24, 2020
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      Thanks, Sonia!

  7. April 24, 2020
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    Another cute one. We did not have an ultrasound when my kids were born. I am going to miss reading your posts when A to Z ends.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 24, 2020
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      Thanks, Aunty! 5 more to go right now 🙂

  8. April 24, 2020
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    Seeing the heart beat of foetus first time in ultrasound is most magical moment of every woman’s life. your post had reminded me this unforgettable memory of my life.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 25, 2020
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      Thanks Surbhi!

  9. April 26, 2020
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    This was such a cute read.
    One day during my pregnancy, I couldn’t feel anything. I went to my doc but he wasnt there, so I went to the ultrasound doc who I had been visiting for months for ovulation detection. I shared my worry and anxiety. He assured me that all’s ok and that I must see my gynaec the next day and only when he’d suggest USG, I must come, I persisted and said that I will not leave till he does my USG. So the doc had to call my gynaec and both must have rolled their eyes and clicked their tongues at my stubbornness, but I left the lab only when the USG confirmed that all was normal.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 26, 2020
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      I am glad that all was well. Such things do create a scare during pregnancy.

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