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Jun. 7th, 2007 @ 10:31 pm I am now fantabulous!
I can't believe how accustomed I became to having an ultrasound every few days or even every few weeks and knowing what, exactly, is going on with my body. This wait from 9w to 14w has been hell! And I could not imagine peeing on a stick and then not knowing anything else until week 20.

We met with our OB for the first time on Tuesday. I really like her, we seem to be on the same wavelength about things. Apparently, because we declined IPS, we aren't supposed to have an ultrasound until 18-20 weeks!! Thankfully she reviewed our history and decided we would probably each have a coronary if we had to wait that long and scheduled one for today. The ultrasound lab was great. They didn't actually have an appointment for me, but managed to squish me in between two other exams.

So lets start off by saying yep, there still is a baby in there and it appears to be growing just fine. Heartrate was 151 and the measurements seemed to indicate a size of 14w2d (I'm 13w6d). I'm assuming there's a little wiggle room in the measurements now, and the gaps may increase as we progress. I didn't get the report, but was being nosy as she was working on it and it looked to me like everything was in the 90th percentile. I won't find out anymore until I go back to the OB in July. Hubby wants our 'cutsie' bump name to be Cletus and I haven't thought of anything better.

Our doc did manage to talk us into testing Maternal Serum AFP only, which means I will be going in for bloodwork the week of the 18th and then having a level II ultrasound at 18 weeks. She totally agreed that if the results of the other tests weren't going to change our decision to carry to term than they weren't worth taking, but this one apparently can lead to changes of outcome. The way I understand it, if there are no other markers for spina bifada or other neural tube defects (detected in the ultrasound) and there is a raised level of AFP, then there is a possibility of growth complications later in pregnancy. Knowing this, she would monitor us more closely and we would have a chance to change the outcome of the pregnancy for the better. For this I say okay.

Now that I have a confirmation on ultrasound and I got to see the little dude squirming around and waving their arm I feel a bit more comfortable about cracking out some of the mat pants I bought. I was worried about this ultrasound and didn't want to detag and wear everything only to find out I'd wasted the money (yep, I'm nuts). So now I'm happy and comfortable! And seeing as I won't be spending every waking moment obsessing about how things are going, I'll probably be back to journalling more often.
Who does she think she is?
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From:shannon_elaine
Date:June 8th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
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YAY!! I am so happy for you guys!
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From:neeroc
Date:June 8th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
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Thanks very much!
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From:dbaxdevilsfan
Date:June 8th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
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woo hoo! Glad to hear all is going well with the Bean.

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From:dbaxdevilsfan
Date:June 8th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
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errr, quick explanation.....I refer to friend's unborn babies (where the sex is unknown) as "The Bean". :)
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From:neeroc
Date:June 8th, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
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haha - no probs, we should know the sex in 6 weeks or so, then we'll find out if we can keep calling him(?) Cletus.
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From:jkolovos
Date:June 8th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
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My heart is STILL singing for you (despite the fact that your Sens couldn't beat the "Mighty" Ducks of Anahiem - but oooohhhhh when it comes to beating my team they are the greatest team to hit the ice. WTF??) Okay, I'm better now!

As hard as it is (I guess) try to enjoy being pregnant!! YOUR PREGNANT!! How cool is that!?
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From:neeroc
Date:June 8th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
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You just had to do it didn't you? I can't believe how poorly they played. I mean I think they had 5 good periods the entire series. And scoring a goal on yourself? Lame. It was the first series that didn't capture my attention at all. I usually was in bed before the games were over, I just couldn't be arsed.

I think the pregnancy thing is finally starting to set in. I'm really trying to get over waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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From:glowy_lovers
Date:June 8th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)
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Geat News :)
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From:glowy_lovers
Date:June 8th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)
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or even Great News LOL x
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From:neeroc
Date:June 8th, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
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heh. Thanks
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From:running5k2day
Date:June 8th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
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Can't explain how happy I am to read your post. Why do I breathe out a huge sigh or relief in reading that all is well and little Cletus is growing and doing backflips? Because you so deserve being a "Mommy". Wow~a Mommy. You're gonna be a mommy. *giggles* Isn't it the greatest. I am so happy you are gonna slap on those maternity pants now. That is good. Go ahead and accept and embrace your "Cletus in the oven" period.

Do me a favor...stop running down the stairs with sharp objects. Do you want to give me a heart attack woman! Geez. What if you fell? What is you had cut yourself? Why can't you just sit nicely and knit something? LoL.

PS-in case you haven't notices...we all want you to relax and enjoy and leave the worrying to us. = )
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From:neeroc
Date:June 9th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)

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I know! Sometimes I still can't believe it's finally going to happen.

I'm fairly sure I've had my last no-reason freak-out. All future freakouts will have something to back them up *g*.

As for the knives, don't worry I've left them in the front hall for the sharpening guy, we're just eating a lot of soup lately *g*
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From:ladybug777
Date:June 8th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
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YEAH!!! I've been hoping you would update about your pg soon.

Definintly get the maternal part of the AFP done. Mine came back abnormal so I had u/s once a month to rule out any growth restriction w/ the baby.
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From:friscokitty
Date:June 8th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
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YAY

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY

*squee*

happyhappyhappy.

(I always loved ultrasounds...seeing my little guy squirming around in there....much like he's squirming on my lap now. ;)
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From:jpeace
Date:June 9th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
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Let's hear it for babies! So many congratulations.
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From:nicosch
Date:June 10th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
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Awwwwwww...wonderful! I can't wait to hear more! :) Hopefully your u/s to find out the sex is more productive than mine was last week. Little bugger, lol.
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