Sunday, September 26, 2010

New OB...maybe this was a God thing...

(20 wks)
So unfortunately all of the ob's that I wanted are unavailable for the month I will be delivering.  So I am going with Lindstrom.  I went onto Babycenter and found a mom who lives in Flag and who's husband works at the hospital and has all of the dirt on the docs.  This is what she said about my old ob Dr. Lin:

I heard that Lin is notorious for accidentally nicking body parts during surgery and that he's left tools in patients. Yikes!! I can't tell you how glad I am that I didn't know that before he cut me open! To Lin's credit, my husband did point out that he may do many more surgeries than the other OBs since he does infertility stuff, which would increase the number of accidents.

She did say she's heard wonderful things about Dr. Lindstrom and he's good with c-sections.  So maybe this is really a good thing.  Just thought I'd share..pretty scary stuff!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

19 wk, 2 day ultrasound...we finally know for sure what we are having..FINALLY!

So we went in today and man was I excited.  There was a student who was working on hours and I apparently was her patient (the main lady was in there overseeing her work).  Because of that, what should have been a 20 min appointment, lasted more like an hour and a half.  Daryl even had to leave early to pick up Corbin from preschool.  They kept calling her HER the entire appointment and when they went for the gender shot, her legs were crossed (they snapped a picture below).  She was very wiggly and towards the end, she kept yawning (pictured) and putting her arm over her face (pictured) as if there was a flash light in her face.  At one point she had stretched her arm over her face and she was scratching the top of her head.  Oh yeah, I keep saying her and yes, she is DEFINITELY a GIRL!   They got a really good "hamburger" or "coinslot" shot of her and there was no way a penis would ever be sprouting from there.  They had to put a question mark on there because of sue happy mama's who have sued before when they were predicted the wrong sex.  She did say that that shot was one of the better ones they had seen in a long time, so they were 100% sure.  They also kept commenting on her lips and how big and beautiful they were (you can see in a few few pictures..especially one if you click on it to enlarge it).  I wrote in red pen (and arrows) on one of the photo programs so you can actually see what you are looking at (although you still may need to click on them to actually read it).  I forgot to get her weight.  I also just found out that my obstetrician up here is moving his practice (or quiting) to another state and the two ob's up here who are supposed to be the best, are all booked for Jan and Feb. deliveries.  So I'm not sure what I'm going to do now that I don't have an OB.

Also, at the beginning of the appointment, the main sonographer had this horrible frown on her face and kept looking at the student sonographer to see her reaction.  Finally after about 4 mins of me thinking the trainer was just mean and intimidating, I found out the student had the probe backwards (or upside down) flipping the baby's organs completely over.  Once we figured that out, everything looked perfect.  It was much more relaxed and joyous after that.
And about my dream, I now know Aunt Marcia really had a huge part (other than God of course) in us having our baby girl!  I actually cried during the ultrasound (something I have never done before).  We know this baby will be our last and for this baby to seem so real now was just overwhelming that having another girl was just icing on the cake! 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The baby kicked my hand!

**Okay, I've added one of me at 18 wks, 4 days (before breakfast).  My tummy is usually much larger than this and that's why I have no problem putting it on here right now. ;) 
A few nights ago, I felt the baby kick my stomach and put my hand there, she/he kicked again.  So I pushed a little back and once again, the baby was at it again.  It was like our first game together. :) 

On another note, I've been horrible about taking pictures of myself.  I promise, I'll put a picture up soon.  My stomach definitely looks pregnant now and I don't have to tell people I am.  I promised myself that if I ever get pregnant again, I would document it better (unlike my other pregnancies).  Once again..I've not been so good at it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The most amazing dream last night.

My Aunt Marcia and I have been very close.  We have always been very two peas in a pod.  Most of you know she passed away in Nov. of last year.  While she was sick, I remember talking to her on the phone one day and she liked to talk about the kids and if I would ever have another.  I said I'd love another and would love to have another girl (now I would love to have it doesn't really matter).  I figured since she passed I would have dreams or feel her presence around me more.  I did on two occasions feel her presence, but only for a moment and never dreamt about her.  Well last night I finally had an Aunt Marcia dream.  She came to me and told me that she knew I wanted another baby and made that happen.  I could have sworn she said, "baby girl" in my dream, but I can't be too sure...maybe it just felt that way because that's what everyone has been assuming.  She said she helped make that happen for just felt so real.  I always felt deep down that maybe she really had something to do with this baby and had already met our baby before she/he was sent down to us.  It was such an overwhelming dream that it brings me to tears even to type this knowing she won't get to visit at the hospital or play with my third like she did the other two.  I love you Aunt Marcia and you will always be missed. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Coconino County Fair!!

Man was it hot out that day!  I invited my mother-in-law along with us and forgot my camera..luckily, she brought hers.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

16 wk, 2 day ultrasound.

So we went in for what we thought was going to be a chance to really find out the gender.  Here's how this "lovely" appointment went:
I lay down and he puts the wand on my belly and starts measuring the head, body and femur.  Right before we got to the "money shot", someones cell rings.  I could have killed Daryl, but wait, it was the doctors.  He actually answers it and starts talking...for a really long time.  He was talking about another patient and their issues which to me was a little unethical because we were in the room and also non-professional since this was MY appointment.  So after about 5 mins on the phone he gets off and was pretty much done with me as well and goes, "Okay, everything looks good and it's a boy".  I look at him completely amazed..processing..processing..."Wait!  Show me the penis!"  So he starts to look some more so he can show me what he thought he must have seen.  No penis.  So after about 2 mins of that, he tells me, "Okay, it's probably a girl...but I'm not 100%.  It really could be either".  WHAT?!!  I actually have to wait another 4 wks for my gender scan.  This is going to kill me.  So I asked for a few few pictures (since he normally will only give me one).  I asked for a profile shot (which is the first one..really doesn't look like a profile to me...the head is on the bottom facing out and the body is on top.  Then the 2nd picture is the "toilet shot" which is so blurry because I swear his machine is from circa 1972.  I've had people mostly tell me they thought girl since you can't see any real nub shape sticking out in between the legs.  Then the 3rd picture is...hmmm..what is it?  I went to ask the doctor, but he was doing his dissertation.  I have no clue if genitals were involved in that picture or what..or if it's just a femur mixed in with a slew of other body parts..really weird.  I'm pretty bummed right now about the gender, but very happy the baby looks really healthy and is measuring really well.

Now these two bottom pictures are from ultrasounds at 16 wks from other people where it was confirmed girl or boy.  Just to give you an example. (The arrows point to the girl and boy parts).