The baby is doing great!!!! And I'm breathing a sigh of relief. The ultrasound was amazing! The baby actually looks like a real little baby now, cute little profile and all. He/she was moving around a lot and the heartbeat was 180! Which freaked me out, because it seems fast, but the u/s tech told me it was perfectly fine. It's little arms and legs were moving all around! Funny thing is, is that I think we may be painting the nursery blue! My husband and I have had a feeling that this baby was a girl all along. And then today as I was laying on the table looking at the u/s screen, the tech pointed about the baby's legs. And then I saw something in between the legs...like a third little leg! I think the tech saw it at the same time because she smirked and asked us if we were gonna find out the sex and we said yes. So I spoke up and said "I think I saw a thingie between it's legs!" And she said " Yeah I noticed it too, but it's too early to call it and it could very well be the umbilical cord." But I don't knowwwwwwwwwww :) I have a feeling it might be a boy! The chinese gender chart say it's a girl and the heartbeat is high, but I guess those things don't mean anything! Sadly, today was the last time we'll see the baby until December 5th when we have our anatomy scan. The tech did do measurements of the important things like neck thickness, nose bones, brain ventricles, etc. She said everything looked great! But we did decline the genetic testing.
We also met with my favorite NP who patiently sat and answered the 1,000,000 questions we had. She's so nice and she put our mind at ease. Verdict is still out on the Flu Shot though. She of course suggested we get it, but she said she wasn't going to push us on it. That I still had a few weeks to decide and it was a personal choice. She did say the Doctor would definitely try to talk us into it, but she wasn't going to. So we'll see, I'm still thinking about it. They did take about 20 (exaggerating, sort of) vials of blood from me though.
So, my next OB appt is in 4 weeks for pap smear and check up. No u/s, but hopefully I'll get to hear he heartbeat on the doppler. And then a month after that is the BIG ultrasound. Oh my gosh, I can't wait :)
We did find out that my doctor only delivers at one hospital. Which is the hospital I had my lap surgery at. It's a great women's hospital but was built in like 1700 (exaggerating, sort of) and looks like an insane asylum in a way. Might be fitting for me anyways, because I might be a crazy bitch come delivery day :) We'll see what happens. The NP said she has delivered at another hospital if she can get another doctor to cover her. But since it's only her at her practice she's always on call and this one hospital is the closest.
I may try to post an u/s picture in the next few days! I'm not really a picture-poster, but our little baby is just so darn cute that I have to share! :)