"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The BIG Ultrasound

Whew. I can breathe a HUGE sigh of relief now that today is over. We had our big ultrasound and I am very happy to say that we are growing a completely healthy and beautiful baby. The tech was very thourough and only had good things to report. And then the radiologist and my doctor said the same thing. I can't express how blessed I feel to have another healthy baby. I have three friends who in the last few months, have all received horrible news at their big ultrasounds. Two of them have since lost their precious babies and my heart truly aches for them. So I was a nervous wreck going into this appointment.

I finally breathed a sigh of relief after the first ten minutes. I about cried as the tech kept checking things off her list, things that looked wonderful. It was a great experience for our family because we were all there together in the room. The tech was amazing and so sweet and she printed off keepsake pictures for each of the kids. And she gave Lauren a special set and instructed her to put it in the baby's scrapbook. I made a mental note to write a letter to her boss and tell her how great she is. Oh wait...her boss is my doctor and good friend. So I made sure to praise her during my OB appointment which followed. He wasn't at all surprised that she was so good to us because "she is just like that".

I drank a sugary drink half an hour before the ultrasound, which I always do to wake the baby up. One of the first things the tech checked out was the heart, and even though the baby was super active and wide awake, the heart BPM was only 136. I immediately thought it was a boy because that is really low. Hmmmmmm.....

I have been very worried about placenta acreta, which I am at risk for due to my multiple c-sections. But luckily the placenta is attached higher up and away from my scar tissue. The doctor thinks that as of now my risk is low, but it could change in the furture if the placenta decides to move. He does not feel good about me being pregnant a day past 39 weeks because it's toward the end that the placenta can get knocked around and change positions. So that puts this baby likely to arrive the first week of April.

Ever since we got home this afternoon, Hailey has been rubbing, kissing, and talking to my belly. She keeps saying "Mommy, thank you for growing a new baby in your tummy. It's going to be so cute!" I am on cloud nine. Is there is a higher cloud than nine? If so, I am there.

P.S.- that is NOT the cord between the legs! We for sure, without a doubt, are adding another boy to the family. Two little boys, back to back, at the end of our line...seems like the perfect way to complete our family. Can't believe there are SEVEN of us now. I do believe that SEVEN is our lucky number!


Janice and Jessica said...

So....did you find out boy or girl? You never said. Don't keep us in suspense. Glad everything else is wonderful!! Can't believe I've been following you since Lauren was born. Gosh time really does fly!

Joey and Nettifer said...

I should say that is a boy! GOod job and how wonderful to have such a heathly baby!