Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Well, I had my anatomy scan with the peri yesterday. The baby looks great and it is definitely a girl. This time instead of saying "well, I don't see any boy parts" he was confidant enough to say "it's a girl!" I need to go back to the tech at my OB's office and tell her that she should just not say anything as early as 10 weeks no matter what she thinks. She says a lot of inappropriate things! I digress....

Everything looked wonderful. There were no markers for Downs. I don't know if I've mentioned here that we opted not to do any diagnostic testing so this is the only look we get at Downs markers. All measurements were perfect for a normal, healthy baby. My husband said that he felt a little bad at how relieved he was. We had committed to happily taking whatever baby God blessed us with. I suppose it's not bad to be relieved, though. We're just happy that God chose to give us a genetically normal baby. That's a really big deal for a couple of 43 yo's.

My peri also checked over my uterus and cervix again. I have a small uterus and a short cervix so there were initially concerns about being able to carry a baby to term without a cerclage and probably a buttload of bedrest. Amazingly, both the uterus and the cervix are of normal size/length now. It's true! They are made to change to accomodate a baby and that's exactly what my body has done. Take that RE's that made me worry more than I needed to!!!

And in a shocking turn of events; my peri released me. Yes, I have been released to the OB with no further visits of the kind necessary for a person of high risk unless something comes up in the future. That'll just about make a crazy girl swoon. "Don't go making me feel almost normal, Doctor!"

DH and I celebrated by going to my favorite little cafe (which happens to be right next to my peri's office) and getting two big, fat, made with white flour, bluberry muffins. Mmmmm, I miss white flour sometimes. However, within 45 minutes of eating it, my fingers blew up like sausages. Oh well, back to whole grain.

Speaking of food. I've been craving my mama's fried chicken lately. I haven't made it in probably about 20 years. Well, we've invited my FIL for supper and I'm going to make fried chicken, mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, and biscuits (yes, with white flour). Mmmm, just like Mama used to make (my parents don't eat like that anymore, either). Don't know why, but the comfort foods of old are really calling to me these days. I'll not deny myself altogether. Once in a while, you've just got to live a little!

Life is good....the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, my cats are huddled around me, my sweet husband is upstairs playing video games, and my precious baby is growing just as she should.

I think I'll go take a shower now so that I can go out and buy something PINK... :-) Time to start the name negotiation. Good times!

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations of baby girl!!!

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  2. Yay for moving on to the OB! Yay for all the other good stuff! Nice to know for sure that she's a girl so the planning can commence...:)
    (ICLW)

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  3. That's such good news!! Whoo hoo!

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  4. Congrats on a fabulous scan! And congrats on the girl news. Trust me -- the pink clothes will come. Just with hand me downs (no gifts yet), my daughter will have a different outfit every day for 3 of the first 6 months, almost all pink. My son will not be as much of a fashion plate, though, unless he gets a lot of gifts.

    Happy ICLW!

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  5. congrats on your great scan!! i wish you the best on this new journey and look forward to hearing more great news!!

    ericka
    iclw

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  6. How wonderful! Yay Super for a Girl!

    Good Luck to you!

    ICLW

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  7. What incredible, fabulous, fantastic news! CONGRATS

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  8. Congratulations on your baby girl! I read your side-bar story and I am so sorry for the heartbreak you had to endure. I wish you a very healthy rest of pregnancy! love, Fran

    *ICLW*

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful scan. Congrats.

    I have no idea why, but I also craved a lot of comfort food from the past while I was pregnant. You're not alone.

    ICLW
    myaruminations.wordpress.com

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  10. Michelle is a GREAT name! ;)

    Congrats on discovering all your good news and congrats on a baby girl! How exciting.

    I hope you have a great dinner!! YUM!
    ~Michelle (ICLW)
    www.mmproper.blogspot.com

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  11. What an uplifting post. Congrats on confirming that you are having a little girl and on your release from the peri. That is so fantistic!

    You made me really hungry wil all the talk of Fried chicken and mashed potatoes - YUM!

    iclw

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  12. Fabulous news! I'm new to your blog... but I'm very happy for you that all went well! Enjoy your shopping and name negotiating...

    And that meal you're planning sounds amazing!

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  13. Have fun shopping for something PINK! Congratulations! A healthy baby, getting released from the peri, yummy comfort food and family, what a GREAT day! Enjoy it!
    *HUGS/ICLW*

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  14. Your new kitty is cute!

    Congrats on the wonderful news about your healthy, strong baby GIRL! Yea! :)

    *ICLW*

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  15. Congratulations on a great scan! I can appreciate how that news must feel, being on the edge of 43 myself.

    I wanted to tell you that I went back and read the story of how you got pregnant this cycle. I'm looking at doing another fresh cycle at 43 and have been really depressed about it. Our RE also recommended transferring 4-6 three day embryos, and I almost had a heart attack. Reading your story really helped (BTW, did you do a 3-day transfer?). I'm feeling more hopeful now. I know the stats are dismal for our age group, but I'll be at the best clinic in the nation.

    P.S. You can reply to my comment if you want and I'll get an e-mail.

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