Monday, March 24, 2008

P-word Dr appointment post, skip to the red for fun facts today

Look, I am in the double digits on my counting widget!!!!!!! Question - way conflicting info - 3rd trimester starts at the 26th, 27th, or 28th week? I have tried to figure this out and meant to ask the Dr today. Maybe I should call back.

Cliff notes : I had my monthly growth scan today and fetal echo. I am 1 day shy of 26 weeks, Mini was measuring 25w4d but weighs 2 lbs 5 oz. (sleeping heart rate 135- which they advised me was “perfect” after the fetal echo) I will take that thankyouverymuch. The wonderful u/s tech was trying and trying to get a good picture of the lil booger. However, Mini had other ideas – such as sleeping with his butt up in the air. Face down.. no cooperation. So no good pics ...

The the u/s tech asked if we knew what we were having, I said yes a boy .. and she says.. “Um I can’t confirm that”. I asked what she meant thinking she just could not see the goods because of the bad positioning this kid has crammed himself in. No she meant, she thought it was the “other sex” ………… We did not leave there until a sex was determined. As you can see below, thankfully Mini is STILL a boy .. it was just bad positioning on his part…. My heart nearly skipped a few beats…. I was wondering what I was going to do with all the pre-collected blue items We had.
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Mini is obviously already taking after his father. This morning while trying to get E up – I left the alarm on to annoy him enough that he would eventually have to get up and turn off the alarm clock while I was in the shower and getting ready. (our appointment was about an hour from our house – in the middle of rush hour traffic - so we needed to leave pretty early) I was in the shower and heard the alarm clock going off for nearly 5+ mins. I had to go over and shake E to wake him up after I already had woken him up 3 times before I got in the shower. Basically I am telling you this because Mini REFUSED to cooperate for the U/S tech. She would have me roll over, stand up, go to the bathroom, switch sides, poke him in the hand with the wander, NOTHING was going to move this sleeping kid…. I am only hoping this trend follows suite outside of the womb.(please)

One thing is very certain – Mini likes sleep and was not at all happy with our attempts to wake his lazy butt up. One pic below – he has his hand over his face (nose and mouth) – can we say Theatrical MUCH…. (but look as those beautiful fingers) We have our next growth scan April 21. I made it later in hopes to be more of a convenient time for Mini’s schedule

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I learned something today – Because of leap year – the ovulation/due dates wheels that dr’s offices have are all off by one day and so many hours (I forgot that number) So they changed my due date – june 30. It’s one day-ish. No biggie for me really – whenever is fine with me. Just thought that was interesting – So we all may be off by a day + hours.

23 comments:

Barb said...

Cute!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

So glad to hear that Mini is fine, though a bit stubborn. But I agree that I will keep my fingers crossed that he will continue to be a heavy sleeper! That's a great quality in a baby, for sure.

XOXO

Adriane said...

Yay that's it's still a boy. I would have semi-freaked out!! :-) I hope he still sleeps like that, too!

Funny facts on the due date stuff. The online tools put me at 9/6, but my Dr (at my 8 week appt) put me at 9/8. I always assumed she was wrong, but maybe not! :-)Thanks for sharing!

Oh, and YAY for double digits on the counter. That is awesome!!!!

Morrisa said...

So happy that everything went well. Too cute!

JJ said...

Hey there baby boy=) Very cute US pics!

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Go MINI!!! Your kiddo is lookin' fab, Farrah!

Although, I must admit, I cannot make heads or tails of that first scan. What are we looking at?? Is that a bum?

Yay for another great ultrasound!

Kathy V said...

Alteast you know that Mini's parts didn't fall off so that is good.

About your little note. Thanks for the update. I don't know if that is good or not because my wheely thing has been screwed up from the get-go because of the late ovulation thing. Now I have one more reason to be screwed up and try to explain the stupid wheely thing to people. Atleast now I have scientific proof to explain why I am not completely looney when the wheely thing isn't right for my lmp.

Marcy "meg" said...

hmmm.. I wonder if my date is moved up too? When you find out when 3rd tri starts, let me know!

Cute pic's!!!!

Mel said...

Great photos, hello momentary freak out baby sex switch!!!!!!!
As always, pleased as punch to hear a good update from you.
*hugs*

sara said...

Glad your boy is still a boy! Cute pics!

Rachel Inbar said...

Congrats on a good scan :-) I think you start your 3rd trimester when you've got 3 months until your due date...

waitinginline said...

Woo Hoo for a fabulous appointment and beautiful u/s!!!

Now could they quit freaking you out at these appointments?

I hope you get to see the little bugger a little more squirmy at the next appointment! <3

SaraS-P said...

Hi Mini! Glad your boy parts are still there!

chicklet said...

Very very cool.

nancy said...

2nd trimester starts, mathematically, on 26.6 days, which is 26w4.2d so I always counted 26w5d as the official beginning of 3rd trimester.

Katie said...

Glad THAT got straightened out! I would have refused to leave, too!

What a gorgeous little boy you have there!

Searching said...

lol, I"m telling him when he's older that you showed the whole wide world his itty bitty penis. ;)

Congrats on the great appt!

My_Herstory said...

Awwww nice to see little Mini! Hiya lil' buddy!

Trish said...

My baby is stubborn, too!
So glad for a good scan..what a great milestone.
My EDD has been off the whole time, too. They keep saying Sept 5, but I know it's Sept 4.
Funny but my ovusoft charting software got it right but nothing else does. I've considering starting to lie about my LMP so they'll get it right. It's easy enough for me to figure. I ovulated/IUIed on a Thursday. That means I'm due on a Thursday.. so that Thursday of that week..

Anyway.. hope the good sleeping continues after birth for you!

waitinginline said...

HAPPY 26 WEEKS!!!!

And I like how Nancy puts the 3rd trimester issue...so this week...yay!!!

Wordgirl said...

Oh,

Everytime I see an us picture it is such an amazing, amazing miracle....

warm thoughts to you my friend!


Pam

the kids mom said...

wow-double digits. Seems so far away! Great pics of baby.

Geohde said...

Glad to hear it was a good visit.

I hadn't even thought of the leap year thing! Although it's not such a big deal, because it should be more like a due fortnight than a due date. Not many people manage to give birth on the exact day.

J