If only the rest of the day will go so smoothly!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tony and I were up bright and early to get to our appointment at 7:00 this morning and I’m pretty sure from here on out that if I have a choice we will be scheduling all of our appts for 7:00! The last time we were in at 10:15 and we waited for 1 hour and 15 minutes! I know it’s an OBGYN and that doctors run out for deliveries, but I just can’t justify all of that time spent in the waiting room. So 7:00 am works out very nicely.

Upon arrival we were ushered into the ultrasound room promptly and as before the time between entering and actually seeing the image of our baby on the machine seemed to take an eternity. Due to my tilted uterus at 8 weeks the vag cam was needed, this time I was so excited to just hop on table without dropping my pants!

You may notice my ticker jumped up a few days, 4 to be exact, as baby bless remained consistent in growth with the original ultrasound! We went in at 8w3d and were told that baby bless measured at 9w. This morning we went in as 12w4d and came out as 13w2d! Whoo hoo! Tomorrow I will officially be done with the first trimester! Or wait . . . I have to get through tomorrow to 13w4d, but whatever, I’m close enough!

I had a few tense moments as our normally chatty ultrasound tech stopped talking for a period of time and I just so happened to notice it coincided with his measuring bably bless’ neck width. For my pregnant friends, you’ll recognize this as the nuchal translucency screening technique, which can be key in identifying symptoms of Downs Syndrome, Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18. The only problem is, Tony and I opted to not do the test. I’m a worrier by nature and we would not abort the baby if there was a complication, so there was just no sense in us doing the optional testing. As I watched him measure I started comparing the width with those I could recall from memory and started convincing myself that there wasn't enough curve, it was too thick, all of these terrible thoughts. When he didn’t say anything for almost a good 2 minutes and then continued on with his chatter I began to worry even more, so I finally bit the bullet and asked him about the measuring. I assume now that the reason he didn’t tell us what he was doing was because he knew we didn’t want the test, but he told us he just couldn’t resist taking the measurement since baby bless was in the perfect position. I’m so glad that I asked though, as he completely cleared my doubts and said that baby bless passed with flying colors.

The heartbeat was a strong 154bpm and all limbs and major organs are accounted for. Tony’s favorite part is watching the heartbeat, but I love watching the baby move. Baby bless wasn’t active when we first began this morning, but just had to be woken up a bit to show off. :)

Additionally, the news I’d been waiting for, that now pales in comparison to another gem we received, my blood spots are gone! I’ve got the green light to be active again! I can’t freaking wait.

You may notice the new poll on the right. I encourage you to participate, as we have with 90% certainty been told the sex of baby bless . . . with our ultrasound tech’s money back guarantee if he is wrong at our appt on Dec 12 at 19w. :)

28 comments:

Chelsie said...

yay for a health baby!

Good luck at your review today!

Kristal said...

What fabulous news!! I'm so glad to hear baby bless is doing so well and I'm sure your pumped about being able to be active again. There are numerous pregnant women at my gym and they look so cute in their workout gear and their baby bellies...that will be you soon!

And I can't believe you already know the sex!! At 13 weeks! That is wild. I'm dying to know what it is...I voted boy, FWIW. ;)

All Things Today said...

Yay Leah! Your post gave me goosebumps...so happy for you guys!!

AmberDenae said...

So glad to hear everything is going smoothly for you and baby bless :) How exciting!

Yay, now go and be active!!

Erin said...

So glad everything went well! I voted for boy, because I'm thinking there's no way they could tell already if it was a girl this early!

Julie said...

Wonderful news! I thought about you this morning and was happy to see an update.

Sarah said...

WOnderful news! This is such an exciting time for you, and I am thrilled that everything is going well. ANd, I'm going to guess it's going to be a boy!

Wanderluster said...

Yay, so glad that everything is going smoothly. I know how worrisome these tests can be. I voted boy!

Andrea said...

I'm glad you had a smooth dr's appointment. You know my prayers are with you during your pregnancy :)

I'm voting boy too. For one, boys seems to be sprouting up EVERYWHERE and two, it's early, so I'm assuming the doctor saw something ;) [And if he did, is it safe to say Tony is yelling "That's MY boy!" ;)]

Julia said...

Yay for a great appointment!! So exciting.

Meredith said...

Glad to hear all went well today Leah!

I also vote boy...with absolutely nothing to back it up!

L Sqaured said...

Yay!! I'm so happy for you guys! I can't wait to see the baby, its going to be so cute! I have a feeling that its a boy!

Jen said...

Glad to hear it went well! Hopefully the rest of your day will go just as well.

abby said...

Yay I'm so glad you got so much good news this morning! I'm just still so amazed that at only 13 weeks your baby has limbs and a beating heart and a neck and everything - oh the miracle of life :)

kari said...

Leah, I'm so happy for you. And such great news about being active again! I voted for a girl, just to be different! I can't wait to find out.

Lindsey said...

I'm so glad Baby Bless is doing healthy and that you can be active again!!! =)

Sarah said...

Leah, Congrats on a healthy baby! You have a lot of people thinking and praying about you and everything you are dealing with. You are definitely blessed!

Mary said...

Congratulations on a wonderful appointment! It will be awesome to be able to be active again. And I think I'll vote boy too because I feel like no one's having girls these days.

Sarah Danielle said...

congrats!

ka1t_lyn said...

Awesome news! I'm glad both mother and baby are doing well. Don't be too active now though! I told Ryan you'd been playing soccer whilst pregnant and his eyes got as big as saucers (he's a soccer player). Take it easyyyy (reminds me of a song).

Yay for good news!

Mrs. A said...

That's awesome Leah I'm so excited for you that it went so well.
I can't believe you already know the sex of the baby, I voted girl.

Kelsey said...

I'm so jealous that you got an early read on the sex of the baby! I have a feeling it's a girl. But then again, I haven't predicted correctly for a LONG time.

Hope the rest of your big day went fine.

Bluebird said...

That's so great your baby is measuring a week a head of what you guys thought!!! Congrats. I think you are going to have a boy :) But hopefully not because my nephews are going to need wives someday!

Rebecca Taylor said...

So glad everything was great at your appointment!!

Megan said...

Just judging by the heartbeat I'm going with boy... even though they technically say above 150 is a girl, ours have ALWAYS been above 150 and of course we're having a boy, so that's how I'm voting!

AmberDenae said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure why you can't comment on my video posts ? =/

Sea-Squared said...

Yay for activeness and a healthy baby!!

Freckles Chick said...

I'm so happy that your US brought healthy baby news! I think Baby Bless is a girl =)

 

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