Thursday, September 12, 2013

16w6d Appointment

So, my stats have been really high here on the blog, but my comments section has been...
*cricket cricket*

Are y'all still out there?
I have some secret readers, I think that's fun, feel free to read along, I don't mind!!!

After I announced my pregnancy people started telling me "Oh, soon you will find out the gender!"

I got all excited, started receiving e-mails from baby pages I follow telling me, "this is the week the baby's anatomy is in place to find out the gender!"

Oh goodie, I thought. At my next appointment, I'll know what this baby is, won't have to call it "it" anymore, and can finally tell R and dad to start painting furniture!

Then I called the doctor's office to confirm my appointment, I wanted R to come down from his classes to be there. The nurse said, "Sweetie, you aren't scheduled for an ultrasound, just a regular OB visit."

........Hmmmmm, ok then....

I was worried. I hadn't seen/heard the baby in 4 weeks.
One of the doctors from the practice came in, was very kind, said all my numbers were great (especially my hemoglobin, apparently my numbers are off the perfect scale, woop woop).

Then she said, "Shall we measure?!"

I thought to myself, if she pulls out a measuring tape and wraps it around my tummy I'm going to lose it, I want to see my baby!

Instead she pulled out a doppler. She placed it on my stomach and the baby kicked it away.

It was magical. She chased it around for a little while then got a healthy heartbeat.

My baby wants it's own space and won't be pushed around, I LOVE IT!

The heartbeat was 147 and I was sent home to wait another FOUR WEEKS to find out what this "it" is...

I am still so excited, just feeling flutters is what I'm living for now!


Giggles said...

For a while I thought it would be fun to wait till the delivery to find out, but then I realized it's a surprise no matter when you find out. We found out at 20 weeks, 6 days. We had the tech write it in a greeting card for us and then went out for lunch and opened the card there. It was a great Valentine's Day.

Ginger said...

With that heartbeat, I'm guessing a boy! :) I can't wait to find out when you tell us!

Giggles said...

Also, we bought a doppler for home and listened to the heartbeat most nights. It was the best. We got it for about $30 too, so it really wasn't that much.

Madtatter80 said...

Ah how cute the little one shows personality already. I know sometimes they turn away from the ultra sound and wont let you peek! the staff has fun trying to encourage baby to not be so shy :)

Stefani Leavitt said...

The waiting game is the worst, haha. It'll be here before you know it, though!

J. said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying this moment. There really is nothing else like it. So happy for you.

Jenn and Daniel said...

I am SO excited for y'all! I can't believe our little miracles are finally here! You guys are going to be great parents :)