Wednesday, February 18, 2009

12w5d

And Little A is busting off the charts at 6.8cm, measuring 13 weeks. Nuchal fold is measuring 1.12mm (!!!) and Little A has a pronounced nasal bone. (A little Cyrano de Bergerac-ish at first until the ultrasound tech mentioned the shadow. Yowza.) I'm beginning to breathe a bit easier. I had blood drawn for the triple screen and will know the results next week. I'm beginning to believe (dare I say it?) that there's a good chance that things might work out. Dare I hope?

In other news, the ultrasound tech said that they wouldn't even opine on the sex until 18 weeks. A few minutes later, she circled a very noticeable protuberance between my little fetus's legs and said, I quote, "you can draw your own conclusions from that." So, either my little A hoodwinked the ultrasound tech and somehow manipulated a very long arm between its legs or Little A could very possibly be a member of the penis clan. As one who still can't believe that at 39 she's actually pregnant, and with a human, I am again at a loss for words. A little boy.

I'm less in love with the ob's office. We sat in the waiting room for 35 minutes before I asked when I would be seen. "Did you sign in? (of course.) Oh, you're here for an ultrasound, that's across the hall (that would have been helpful....35 minutes ago). " After developing such warm relationships at the RE's office, I'm now just another face. A slightly bloated face at that. In the grand scheme of things though, I have not lost sight of how very fortunate I am to be sitting in an ob's office at all, so bitch I shall not.

Dare I say it again? All's well.

14 comments:

Mermaid said...

Hurray for being pregnant with a human boy! Really, did you think it would be non-human?

I'm so glad all is going well and you seem content.

Dora said...

Great news! A little penis is growing in your uterus. Isn't that bizarre? And wonderful!

Elle Charlie said...

Wow, a little boy baby - how truly wonderful! I think you dare say it - it sounds like everything is just right!!!! I'm so happy for you! And you have every right to complain whenever you see fit - you are lucky, but you know that and this journey still will have its ups and downs - you're allowed to feel the downs even though you are grateful to be where you are :) Pregnancy is hard - even though it's a miracle. It's a hard miracle :)

Joonie said...

Knowing the sex of the baby, makes it a little more real, doesn't it? Enjoy it dear, you deserve it.

Rebeccah said...

I'm loving this news!! So happy for you!

Denise said...

Keep the good news coming! A boy. Sigh (in a good way).

Sweet Georgia said...

Wow - it's a boy! Fabulous news. Glad things are advancing as they should!

Shinejil said...

So glad all's going well.

OBGYN offices seem to hire the worst staff ever.

Jewels said...

Just remember, all babies at 12-13 weeks look like boys, but it's the angle of the dangle that you can predict whether a boy or a girl.
Here's a great link to help you out.
http://baby2see.com/gender/external_genitals.html

Congrats on a Great Scan!!

Cassandra said...

Congrats on the boy (maybe) and on the good scan results (definitely)!

TABI said...

So glad everything is going well! May it continue that way! Enjoy!!!

bunny said...

I am sure that knowing (or having a good idea) of the sex must make it feel more "real". It's great to hear that all is going well!

TABI said...

Beautiful! Just checking in and glad to hear all is well!!

PJ said...

That's wonderful news!

And I love Dora's comment! Ahaha!!!

I bragged on ya today. :)