Friday, October 30, 2009

20 Week Ultrasound

My "hour long ultrasound" lasted all of 20-30 minutes with most of that time the tech was fighting with the brand new machine. Then when Alex started having a meltdown because I couldn't pick him up another tech came in and told Shawn that he would have to leave with Alex so that they could "make sure baby is safe" what place is safer for baby than mother's womb? And if baby wasn't "safe" what could they do about it? Kristina, my Doula, and Shawn had a laugh about that one... I think I might enter that into the "My OB said WHAT?!" website

Of course the tech couldn't really say anything to me about what she was seeing, but thankfully Kristina was there and knew some parts she was looking at and told me what they were.

The one time the tech looked at the crotch area, baby had legs crossed Indian Style and we couldn't see anything... so no idea what gender is which is what I wanted anyway... Shawn was the one who wanted to know

Heart rate was 157. Baby is "measuring" 22 weeks not 20. According to, it's a girl!

I'm going in... (cue the Mission Impossible music)

At 1pm today, I will be having an Anatomy Scan to check out the baby. It will be our last ultrasound for the pregnancy, barring any medically necessary circumstances... We will also be finding out the gender, if baby cooperates.

Actually, we will NOT be finding out the gender AT the ultrasound today... We plan to have the tech write down the gender and seal it in an envelope. We will take the envelope to a bakery where they will create a cake that is dyed blue or pink and frosted with dark chocolate... then we will take the cake to my sister's house on Sunday and cut it open to find out the gender at the baby shower she is throwing for me.

pictures to come forthwith...

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Can I just say that I HATE having seizures! I know, from my experience during my pregnancy with my son, that they wont harm my baby... but they drain the life force out of me!

They leave me feeling like a puddle of goo. I have no energy to deal with my son. I feel completely useless around the house. I am tired and just want to sleep, but the muscle pain and lingering spasms from the seizure prevent me from doing so. I have been having MORE seizures this week and I just feel drained.

Ok, rant over.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's DONE!

It's done! I finally finished knitting my gift to the baby on the way. I haven't blocked it yet, but I think it turned out gorgeous!