Monday, October 10, 2011

Jelly Belly

We had another OB appointment today! And man, I've always had a jelly belly, but today I literally had a jelly belly. I was covered in the KY crap they squeeze all over you. And then she had to do an internal ultrasound too and I was covered in jelly down there too. I felt like I just stepped out of the scene from "Old School" where they have the KY wrestling match! Needless, to say I had to take another shower when I got home. But anyways, that's not important. On to the real news...

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! :)














14 comments:

Beeker's Mom said...

Oh man, I HATE that jelly. So gross, and you got double. Ew.

So glad to hear that your little monkey is doing well!

beauty and insanity wrapped into one said...

i think its a girl and i wanna see the pic!!!

Lauren said...

So happy to hear everything went well at the your appt! The jelly is gross but if you get to see or hear your baby when lube ya on up right? I still have a feeling it's a girl but I always saw you as a boy Mom if that means anything :) Keep growing strong LM and I want to see the pic too!

Good Timing said...

I totally think you should post an u/s pic!! Glad it all went so well. And too funny that it might be a boy, I was really thinking girl! But apparently that early it is all about the angle of the genitals, I've been reading up for when we go to our u/s on Thursday! I will be 13 weeks so maybe we will see something?? So happy for you Sarah!

Ruth said...

Yay for a healthy baby and great u/s! Dec 5th seems like sooooo far away, I'd go crazy waiting that long lol! At least by then you should start showing and feeling baby moving :)

Moe said...

so so glad you had a great appointment. I still think you're having a girl. :) but ohmygosh little boys are SOOOOOOO much fun. Either way - it's going to be amazing!!!

Faith said...

Ok, you BETTER post a picture!! lol! So glad it went well! Woo hoo!!!

Oh, and have you ever thought about buying your own doppler to hear the heartbeat whenever you want? I did and started listening every day at about 12 weeks. It was what got me through the first tri and the early second tri before I felt her move. Just a thought:). They are pretty cheap.

Take care, MOMMA:)!

Amber said...

Let's see a picture, mama!!! It's definitely worth posting! I swore Paisley was a boy my whole pregnancy (until the last 2-3 weeks), so who knows?!? I'm excited to find out what you're having though. :)

cgd said...

so glad to hear things are well- much love and luck to you

Liz said...

Sounds like a great appointment! That's crazy that they may be able to tell the sex already. Guess you will have to wait for confirmation.

manymanymoons said...

Yep, we're gonna need to see the photographic evidence before we make our final decision. :) I am so happy for you. You must feel like a little bit of a weight has been lifted after that appointment.

Josey said...

So glad to hear that all is going well and you got a lot of questions answered!!

Joys Truly said...

I am so glad your ultrasound went so well. Good strong heartbeat, nice to have reassurance along the way. Excited to hear what it is!

Jenny said...

yuck to the jelly especially the internal u/s...I hated those!

What you saw between the legs could have been the genital nub...at this point in your pg both males and females have "external" genitalia...however there are theories with this nub about the angle that can indicate boy or girl(google it, it's pretty neat!)...when we went at 13 weeks the nub correctly indicated girl...the tech said "don't paint the nursery yet, but it looks like a girl nub".
I was just looking back and Abbey's hb was about 155 and they say there is some truth to the heart rate theory so I still believe you're having a girl...can't wait to find out though!