Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quick Update

Happy Hump Day!

Just wanted to let everyone know that our ultrasound appt went well on Monday. I'll post a couple of pics from that later tonight. Last night I worked late, we grabbed some chinese food and went home and watched Idol!

The test we had done on Monday was an ultrasound combo with bloodwork called a nuchal scan. It is usually a test done on mom's 35 +. I was 35 when I was prego with Lindsay so we did this with her as well. It basically is a test that has to be completed before 14 weeks and they look at the developing sinus cavity and they measure the thickness of the back of the baby's neck and look for extra folds. It is to rule out the possiblitity of Down's or trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18. Having this exam also rules out the docs requesting an amnio because of my age. I really have no desire to experience an amnio unless absolutely necessary so we're hoping that won't happen. The perinatologist said based on what he saw he is not expecting any surprises with the bloodwork part and that things look good. They'll call us in a week when the blood work comes back.
The baby looked good. Although when we were trying to get a peek between the legs he/she had his/her feet crossed at the ankles. So the tech could not see the boy/girl parts. However, when the doctor looked he did tell us that he wasn't ready to committ but he MAYBE saw a "weiner" (his exact words)! I tell you it cracks me up when an MD comes off with something like that. I nearly wet my pants! Ok, so I'm now referring to my baby as Oscar Meyer! Actually, my friend Karen started us all calling it "maybe weiner". At any rate, he wants me back at 16 weeks and he said he'll confirm it for us then. That is, as long as "maybe weiner" cooperates! HA!

We're very excited and cautiously optimistic that it could be BLUE BLANKY'S for us very soon. However, we'll be thrilled either way as long as we have a healthy baby! I still can't wrap my head around the idea of a boy yet. It seems so weird. Hopefully on February 5th all will be revealed and I will know if I'm shopping for boy clothes very soon!

That's all for now. I'll try to get some pics up tonight and we have another update about what we're doing this weekend!! Have a great day everyone!

4 comments:

Andrea said...

HA! Too funny that the doc didn't use the technical term. David wouldn't cooperate with us at first either. He would open his legs but immediately put his hand "down there". Looking back this should have been an obvious clue it was a boy ; )

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all the best with your little one.
Sounds like all will be fine. If you even hear of a family with a trisomy genetic disorder know there are many family sites on the internet where they can find support.
http://www.livingwithtrisomy.org

Caron said...

Ha! I just love docs with a good sense of humor! Especially one that you will be seeing a ton, and one who can make awkward moments not so awkward.

The Doctor that delivered Allie actually came in to the delivery room and said "Dr. Mojcik, at your cervix!" Funny since he always seemed a little dry in the office, but his bedside manner was great.

I left that practice though because I didn't care much for two of the docs and I just plain HATED one. Plus, you couldn't pick to see one exclusively. Not good odds. To top it all off they would not induce me until I hit the 42 week overdue mark, so my baby who had measured large the whole time turned out to be nearly 10 pounds and I suffered a fourth degree tear to prove it! But I digress...

Anyhoo, I am soooooo glad I left because I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new doc! He was always busting out funny stuff like that. He actually promised to induce me a week early (because of size) and said "I'm going to get this baby to come out easier than a prune breakfast at a nursing home!" Gotta love it!!

Wowza, that turned into a rant! And to think this comment all started because of 'weiners' (literally!!!) ROTFLMAO!!!!

Anonymous said...

maybe weiner!!!! not a good name for a girl??????