Thursday, May 10, 2012

OB visit 15 weeks 5 days


My husband Will and I went to the OB this morning. She looked like she was planning to use a doppler for the first time this time, but when she saw Will she said we would do an ultrasound (Phew! Glad he was able to come!).

Baby was very quiet when she started the ultrasound, which got me scared - but the OB showed me the heart beating right away to let me know all was well. Nothing majorly new to report. You could see the brain and more mineralization of the bones. Will hasn't seen an ultrasound for a couple of weeks, so he was pretty floored. Then the OB asked if we wanted to know the gender, and we said Sure!!

She looked and looked and looked and thought she saw the three lines that would indicate a labia (so girl!), but she wasn't sure. The picture wasn't great quality, and the baby wasn't completely cooperating with his/her positioning. So we will have to wait. It will be nice to know, but honestly, we just want a healthy baby. 

She checked my cervix, which was long and closed (triple phew!). Said we'll keep an eye on it to help me stay calm.

We asked the OB when the anatomy scan would be and she said at our hospital it's done at 20 weeks, but at another hospital further uptown, their high risk group does one at 16 and one at 20. She suggested we go to their practice for the early scan, given our anxiety level due to my history.

So assuming I can get it scheduled, anatomy scan will be next week - wowza!!

Now off to the basal cell Mohs removal. I'll update later if I can.

Mo

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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray for girls! Congrats!!!

Pale said...

:) :) :) :) :) !!!

Jacky said...

See- that dream of your housekeeper is coming true.... So happy and excited for you!!!

Dana said...

Wonderful news! :)

newbie said...

Whoa, anatomy scan at 16 weeks! I'm jealous! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl!

It Is What It Is said...

Yay for Will being there!
Yay for mundane ultrasound :)
Yay for early anatomy scan!
Yay for you guys and your maybe baby girl!

MrsSpock said...

We could see that my daughter was a girl at that point too. With our son, the boy parts were pretty obvious. If nothing was sticking out, this must be a girl!

Brenda said...

Woo Hoo!

Mrs. Misfits said...

Good luck, dear? Did I miss you Sequenom results? Hoping you were all in the clear heading into the anatomy scan.

Dora said...

A little girl! Your! Little! Girl! Huge grin here.

Hope the Mohs goes smoothly, without much pain. xoxo

cgd said...

always glad to see a positive OB appt from you. You are on mind a lot lately. Perhaps we can find time to meet for coffee again soon (decaf for you).
so beyond thrilled for you

Sprogblogger said...

Girl! Girl! Girl! (And, of course, if you'd seen something to indicate male, I'd be yelling Boy! Boy! Boy!)

Glad it was an uneventful appointment, and wowza--almost 16 weeks! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mo, Will and ?...

so very very happy for the three of you. good luck with the MOHs apt.

MyTwoLines said...

Hooray for little girls :) :) :) :)

MyTwoLines said...

Hooray for little girls :) :) :) :)

What IF? said...

I am just loving the sound of "15 weeks 5 days," seeing the numbers climb climb climb, and reading words like "girl" and "anatomy scan." Wow!

Wonderful that Will could go with you today. It's incredibly special. Hoping the procedure goes well today. Much love, -What IF?

IVFlygirl said...

Every day is a victory and one day closer to holding that little baby in your arms! So happy you got to see her (or maybe it will turn out to be a him?) today!

IVFlygirl said...

Every day is a victory and one day closer to holding that little baby in your arms! So happy you got to see her (or maybe it will turn out to be a him?) today!

IVFlygirl said...

Every day is a victory and one day closer to holding that little baby in your arms! So happy you got to see her (or maybe it will turn out to be a him?) today!

myfertilityjourney said...

Awesome!!

Eb said...

a little girl. Perfect. just perfect.

B. said...

Hurray for healthy baby! Thank you for posting so frequently. Collectively, your readers may be nearly as anxious as you are.

Jen said...

Yay that all is well with your little peanut! Hope the basal cell Mohs removal went well.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I am waaayyyy excited about your baby - no matter the gender - but I can't help but be excited by a girl :)

irrationalexuberance said...

Am so happy that all continues to go well. Seriously, you sound terrific. And girl, well a girl baby sounds just wonderful. So very happy for you and Will.

Emily Erin said...

I love that your housekeeper's dream is potentially coming true. Almost makes me want to dig out that old post of yours on Tarot reading... :-D

So yay for Will getting to see the baby; yay for a mundane appointment and OMG holy freakin' wow, yay for the early gender scan!

Before you do the big reveal you should do a few of those old wives tale things (ring over your belly, etc.) and post those 'findings' to compare to the real results you get next week (NEXT WEEK!!!!).

I hope that the MOHS surgery went as well as it could given that you had to lie on your stomach for a long time.

Pussy Parent said...

I'm so excited for a girl - or a boy. Yay!

teacher101 said...

Great news! Congrats on everything!

Rebecca said...

I'm glad everything is continuing to go so well! Little girls are wonderful, although either way, I'm just hoping for a happy, healthy baby for you guys.

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