Thursday, September 4, 2008

The BIG news!

Whew!  It was a long, anxiety-filled day for me!  Our appointment wasn't until 4:15, so I was on pins and needles all day--needless to say, I wasn't the most productive person at work.  As each appointment approaches, I find my anxiety level rising in proportion to the proximity of the appointment.  Chris and I had little pre-conceived expectations about gender, I just wanted to make sure Baby M was alive and well.  This may seem a bit silly, I realize, but I've been feeling so good and can't really definitively say I've felt the baby, so I start second guessing.  

So as typical for our doctor's appointments, we waited about 30-40 minutes, which was excrutiating to me!  We chit-chatted with the doctor and then it was down to business.  He immediately went to the little heart beating away, and then spent probaby 10 minutes taking various measurments.  Everything on the baby measured between 17 1/2 weeks-19 weeks, 2 days.  This is right on with my due date, so the litte one is progressing right on schedule!  

Okay, okay I've procrastinated enough. . . We're having  A BOY!  It is just awe-inspiring to see the live, wiggly little being inside of me that I can't really feel.  And when I say wiggly, I mean it!  IT was difficult for the doctor to get some good still shots because the little bugger was moving about so much.  

More good news:  My uterus has streched enough that my placenta is safely out of the way of my cervix!  Hooray!  This means I can go back to my yoga class--I am so ready, as are my aching back and hips!  This also means a significantly less chance that I would need a C-section.  Whew!  

I'm going to stop there, but needless to say I am just over the moon to finally know the baby's gender, and most importantly that he's healthy!  Let the shopping frenzy begin. . .

1 comment:

Trisha said...

CONGRATS on the BOY!!!! Amazingly enough-I didn't think of shopping first hand, but now I am-and it will be FUN!!! Congrats again