Saturday, June 4, 2011

Behold, Baby B!

Here he (or she, but my money is on it being a boy) is!

Baby looked perfect at my ultrasound, nuchal was normal, and it was fun.  Poor little one had the hiccups so there was lots of bouncing around the screen.  But at one point it looked like B was waving!  I'm going to like this kid:)

So, normally when you get a pelvic ultrasound under 16 weeks they tell you to drink 32 ounces of water an hour prior to your scheduled exam.  And then you have to hold it.  This is because the water causes your bladder to push your uterus up and they can get a better view of its contents.

I don't do that.

First off, no matter what, if you drink 32 ounces of water, you're going to need to pee fairly quickly.  For me, if I drink that much water all at once, about 30 minutes later I am doing the "I WILL NEVER SURVIVE UNLESS I EMPTY MY BLADDER RIGHT NOW" dance.  In spite of the fact that I've only had two pregnancies, I have had a fair amount of ultrasounds, because when I was a teenager and into my early twenties, I had ovarian cysts.  So I usually do my water drinking about half an hour before the scheduled exam.

Also, there's the fact that no matter what, no matter HOW FULL your bladder is, when you get to your appointment, they will never, ever see you on time.  My ultrasound appointment was scheduled for two.  I wasn't even sent back to change until 2:20.  The tech finally moseyed on in around 2:30.  And by that point, I was feeling pretty darn full.  Especially since when I checked in, they told me they wanted me to drink another ten ounces of juice in addition to the 32 ounces currently bouncing around in my bladder.

I peed about sixteen times in the subsequent half hour.

Anyway, I am super excited about my little jumping bean, and I am looking forward to finding out if Bug is getting a brother or a sister!

1 comment:

  1. its a silent condition hidden away inside the pelvis and there no screening test for it so ovarian cancer is ofter discovered too late ovarian cyst

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