Thursday, April 26, 2012


That's the news we got today about B's hips.

We went in for our 10 a.m. ultrasound at the hospital. B was a champ through the whole thing. He did manage to mark his territory and show the ultrasound tech who was boss, but that's sort of expected when you're messing with a 2-month old boy.

The ultrasound lasted about 30 minutes and I tried really hard to focus on the screen and see if the left hip and right hip had any differences. I couldn't see any, but let's be honest-- I don't know anything. A pregnancy ultrasound, I might be able to figure out better considering the amount of those I've had in the last two years. But on a hip? Of a baby no less? Nope.

I'm not going to lie. Walking in to have an ultrasound made my stomach curl up a bit... but after a few minutes, things were okay. The technician was gentle with B and super nice to us. She made three comments throughout the ultrasound that gave us the indication that things were okay and the hip was fine:

"He'll be crawling in no time" -- not if he's casted!

"He has beautiful hips" -- said after she was done

and the one I think really sealed it:

"Do you have a followup appt. with your doctor scheduled? (No) If it's bad news, you'll be getting a call very soon but if not, you can expect a call in about 48 hours. I'd bet on getting a call in 48 hours (as she looked me straight in the eyes and smiled)."

At 3:30, the phone rings. It's our family practice doctor. Holy crap. They're not supposed to call this early if all is well! {heartbeat elevates...}

The nurse called to tell me that B's hips are perfect and he is good to go! I let her know that I was nervous about the call coming so soon, but she told me that she didn't want us worrying, especially since B is so young. Phew. Phew. Phew. Oh, and it probably doesn't hurt that everyone and their mother is aware of our file.

Thank goodness. I need a glass of wine.


Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

Good news! <3

Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Drink up! Good news!

Sherri said... [Reply to comment]

Great news!! And I know where you're coming from... Carter needed an ultrasound to check his kidneys, the waiting to find out is a killer! Everything was fine on our end as well!

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Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

oh yeah- have a glass of wine for me too!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Glad that doctor is now 0 and 13.

SG said... [Reply to comment]

Great news!

Solange, Nik and Caitlin said... [Reply to comment]

hooray for great news!!! have that glass :)

Darcey said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on some much needed good news!!!

LookItsJessica said... [Reply to comment]

Great news for baby B!

Amy L. said... [Reply to comment]

Woohoo! What a relief!

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

so glad everything is ok.

Melissa @ A Dozen Years Later said... [Reply to comment]

Woohoo I am glad his hips are great!! He is so beautiful.

Renel said... [Reply to comment]

yay for healthy hips!
I remember taking Kai in for exams early and asking about hip dysplasia because babies hips pop and crack even when they are healthy and I am a PT and was all scared about it....
So glad his hips look good.