Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Warning

This post for those that are sensitive to pregnancy things is about the Not Negative take 12... Just wanting to give you the warning so you don't feel drive by'd.
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Yesterday was our big ultrasound... while I have been feeling movements namely on my right upper quadrant and right lower quadrant... leading me to believe the NN was head down and doing fine - that hasn't saved me from some anxiety about this ultrasound. Namely - heart defects. Finding out a gender is just an added perk and I will not be announcing the gender on this blog until the end of July. We've chosen to keep the gender a secret from our families and surprise them with the gender at the shower that will be happening at that time. That way both moms will find out at the same time. I know how mean can I be right?

So - ultrasound and ob appt... fun times. D had no sleep to speak of going into this which makes for a cranky husband and leads to a cranky wife. He was excited about seeing the NN again though so shaped up prior to going into the doctor's office - however the drive up - cranky husband... I fed him a s*nickers and told him to eat it and knock it off. I was guzzling the required 2 cups of water and that if he wanted to listen to me b*tch about my full bladder than I would listen to his whining about lack of sleep. He ate the bar and drank his coffee and life became so much better.

We arrived on time to our appointment and went in and waited. Waited... waited... waited... and waited. So much for being on time right? Finally our name was called and the u/s tech apologized for the wait however they repaired the vcr so we would get a tape of the proceedings.

From the get go she did some quick measurements and NN was being a wiggly worm. Moving all over the place and being a stinker about holding still. We had told her in advance that we did want to know the gender, however we want to keep the pictures off the VCR tape of the NN's gender as we don't want the grandparents to know. She agreed to these conditions and printed off a picture with the gender on it and this is what I'll be putting in the cards to the grandparents.

On to more pictures - posterior placenta check, 2 arms- check, 2 legs- check, 2- kidneys check, bladder - check, 3 vessel cord - check, and so on... the NN is head down and not looking as if it wants to move from that particular spot as it also likes to have it's hands up by it's face. Getting the hands off the face took forever. NN pretty much swatted at the u/s wand when it bounced on my belly as if to say - "Shoo away I'm sleeping here!" I highly doubt it was sleeping as you could see arms and legs flailing all over the place - mostly legs. The heart pictures proved difficult which to me are some of the most important ones... as of right now everything looks good but we will have to go back for more pictures of the heart in 2 appointments.

I'll be posting updated u/s pictures at the NN website sometime today/tomorrow. D has to scan them and then we have to upload them and go from there.

Ultimately we are just happy that the NN appears healthy and whole and has the requisite fingers, toes, organs, etc. Now we just have to get through the next 16 and a half weeks. Viability is on the horizon and I am anxious to at the very minimum get past 24 weeks although I'd much rather be 28 weeks or greater as then I think I could take a deep breath.

Next appointment is in July so we'll try to keep things quiet on our end until then.

7 comments:

Kath said...

Dear Sami, that is so good to hear! It's unfortunate that the little one was wiggling around quite so much -- let's hope s/he behaves better next time!

Maribeth said...

Yay, Yay, Yay!!! I am so rooting for ya Sami!!!
Love & hugs!

Amy said...

WHOO HOOO!! I'm so glad all is well with NN! I understand your heart-defect fears. When the tech saw that Ichabod has a 2-vessel cord, she started focusing on his heart and even did 3D shots of it. Thankfully, I had no idea why she was doing all the heart scans until it was all over and all was fine. I cannot wait to find out the gender of NN!!!!! It's driving me mad, LOL!

Mandy said...

Woohoo on a great scan yesterday!! Like we talked yesterday, repeat scan for the heart is just a formality. They just can't check that box off unless they can clearly see everything. Too funny about NN's hands -- Katie always liked her hands up by her face too.

Wish I could be at the shower, it would be a riot to see you announce the gender to everyone. I'm sure your Mom is going to drive you nuts between now and then!! LOL

Michell said...

Glad the scan went well and that NN is doing good.

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria said...

Patience, patience. You're getting there, Sami. I can't believe you're already 24 weeks! I'd love to be a fly on the wall at your shower to see how everyone reacts when they find out what NN is. Tho I know no matter what NN is, all your loved ones will be happy to know s/he's healthy.

Rachel said...

Congratulations on the good ultrasound!