Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Uneventful

My 2nd OB appointment was pretty uneventful - which is good news. I didn't get another peek at Sunshine (boo!) but we did hear the beautiful heartbeat on the doppler (yeah!). The OB said the heartbeat sounded strong and that all was well. My bloodwork and urine culture from the last appointment came back perfect so I just had a pap and was sent on my merry way. After having so many dates with the dildo cam, a pap is a piece of cake. I honestly said to myself, "is that all?" I used to make such a big deal out of those until IF showed me what it's REALLY like to be invaded.

They gave me the option of doing the AFP screen to test for spina bfida and Down's Syndrome but I declined for two reasons. One, I know too many people who have gotten false positives from this and worried the rest of their pregnancies only to have a healthy baby. I don't need any more stress than I already put on myself. Second, if something were to be wrong with Sunshine, DH and I decided we would not terminate. So, with those considerations in mind, we opted to forgo this testing. Any soft markers would show up on the BIG u/s anyway and we are satisfied with that.

My next appointment won't be until nearly 18 weeks. Yikes! March 4th seems so far away. And our BIG u/s won't be until 20 weeks. I'm going to try to push for a St. Patrick's Day date. I'll be 19w4d so it's not that much sooner and it's my mom's birthday. I know she'd love to have that gift.

I can't believe I'm already planning this stuff. It seems so far off and yet so close. My impatience is getting the best of me. I just want to know if there is a baby boy or girl inside me. I'm tired of calling the baby "it". Ok, so Sunshine is his/her code name but I would love to be able to think about names, nurseries and actually buy some gender-specific things. That is the fun stuff. That's when I think this will start to feel more real. Like, maybe we really will be carrying a baby home in August and Ashton won't be popping out of the background to Punk me soon.

18 comments:

Shelly said...

Good luck with your pregnancy Kristen! You have a great blog and I have enjoyed reading it today.

M said...

I think I have used that word a few times....Uneventful...amazing how it means so much.

I absolutely can't wait to hear if we have a Miss Sunshine or Mr. Sunshine in there.

Natalie said...

The month between OB visits really was hard! And I cannot wait to find out if it's a girl or a boy growing in there. Because, you know, I could always do more shopping. Hehehehehhe.

Melissa said...

So glad things are continuing on so wonderfully!! I hope you get your St. Patty's day wish, that would be fantastic.

Melissa said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

Uneventful is good! Keep it up.

Elizabeth said...

I'm all smiles for you!

Holly Crosley said...

Hooray for uneventful appointments!! I was uneventful my whole pregnancy and I have a perfect little girl to show for it. I was also 19w4d when I had the big u/s. That should be perfect timing!! I can't wait to see you again and see how you are growing!! Love you!

Fertilize Me said...

YAH for the awesome uneventful appointment- I am hoping to have one of those tomorrow!

"That is the fun stuff. That's when I think this will start to feel more real. Like, maybe we really will be carrying a baby home in August and Ashton won't be popping out of the background to Punk me soon."

I didnt want to know hte sex - but now i am ready and for the above reasons. I am ready for It(or our code name mini) tto be a he or a she - I think I need that mentally.

Saying my prayers for you as usual sounds like all great news!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Uneventful is a good thing. I hate when they don't give you an ultrasound though. Bleh.

No worries--the 4th will be here before you know it! HUGS!

infertility just sucks said...

Hah! I feel like Ashton is going to jump out of a corner any minute as well!

Glad you had a good visit - but I imagine it IS a bit disappointing to not get a scan.

I think I get so used to the regular photos of my insides that if someone were to deny me a request to "check in" I might be really pissed off!

Meghan said...

Yeah--uneventful appointment are the best!

And I totally get your punked reference, I half expected to get kicked out of the OB's today for being an imposter

Malloryn said...

I'm glad to hear that the appointment was uneventful. I'm looking forward to hearing the boy or girl verdict :)

Janna said...

YAY for a great appointment and for maternity clothes!

Courtney said...

It is so good to hear that things are moving along so well! I hope that everything remains uneventful from here on out!

Grad3 said...

So happy for you :) I was so glad when I finally didn't have to take off my pants at the dr's!

Geohde said...

Kristen, glad to hear the appointment went well :)

J

Mary said...

I just got to catch up on your Jan and Feb posts and am SO GLAD to hear that everything is going well and little Sunshine is healthy and strong in there!!

I think of you so often and will have to keep up with your blog better!!