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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Countdown to the ultrasound

Well, it's 11:30 p.m. the night before my big ultrasound. We'll find out if we're having a boy (probably named Spencer) or a girl (who will never be named, lol), but most importantly, we'll find out if this baby is healthy.

To say that I am nervous is a understatement. I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. I was thinking of taking some Benadryl (totally safe during pregnancy) tonight to help me sleep, but I decided against it. What if it made the baby lethargic on the ultrasound, and we couldn't see anything?

I have decided to let Tessa go with us tomorrow. She wants to go so bad, and we promised to let her go with Jenna but we never got to have the big ultrasound at 20 weeks. It wasn't needed; we already knew by then she didn't have a chance.

I have felt the baby move a lot today. Maybe he or she is trying to tell me everything will be Ok. I just wish it was this time tomorrow night, so I would know that all is fine.

The ultrasound is at 10 a.m. I think we will probably go eat somewhere afterward. I have thought about picking up the baby's coming home outfit, but my aunt (and before granny died, she helped, too) has gifted that to the new baby for all the great-grandchildren. She has good taste, too, so I don't mind waiting for her to do that. I might just have to buy him or her something, though.

I just have to keep telling myself that I'm now farther along with this baby than I ever got to be with Jenna, that we never got to have the anatomy scan with her and none of my test results ever came back good with her. In fact, even with my first ultrasound, she was measuring behind, which we just chalked up to me being off about my dates. So far, everything looks good with this baby, and it has even measured ahead or right on track the entire time. I also know this baby has some special angels looking over, my granny, Jenna and all the babies lost to all the special women I've met over the past year.

I will update this blog as soon as I can tomorrow. Please keep us in your thoughts.


Mirna said...

Mate, you are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs :)

Beth said...

I will be thinking about you at 10:00 and checking in later to read about the results!