Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pomp and Circumstance

Today was graduation day from my RE's office.  Which is great because baby is perfectly healthy, but it was pretty emotional.  I was really choking back tears when they handed me a "graduation present" (a sonogram frame. awww!)  That's ok.  Someday we'll be back to give our other 3 little embies a chance.... someday.

On to the details:  Our little one was totally wiggling and kicking and flipping around today.  I am so in love with watching baby on the screen.  The RE made sure to show us lots of good angles of the baby.  At one point I thought I saw......something *extra* but nobody said anything.  After the RE & nurse left and I was getting dressed, DH goes "....did you see something in between the legs?" (BTW, he reeeeally wants a girl).  I said yes, but I thought it was too early to tell and maybe it was the umbilical cord.  But then when I was getting my blood drawn, the nurse said "Guess what? *I think it's a boyyyy*"  I guess we'll know for sure in a few weeks or so.

Now the next step is to do the NT scan.  My RE wants me to make sure I get it done by 13 weeks, so he gave me a couple perinatology recommendations.  (Just had a hilarious realization: I kept trying to figure out why one of the names sounded so familiar.  Now I know......won't say the name.  Just that this doctor shares the same name as someone who became famous for singing "Pants on the ground! Pants on the ground!"  LOL!!!  Oh well, good thing I already decided on the other doctor.  Otherwise I may not be able to keep a straight face haha!)

My RE also gave me a few recommendations for OBs at the hospital I want to deliver at.  I gave him the name of one I'd heard good reviews about (ok ok, so I yelped doctors.  Is that so bad?).  Let's call her Dr M, but he didn't recognize the name and said before I left, he wanted me to look up a list of OBs in that hospital group that would be covered under my insurance, so he would recommend a few.  Because, he said, he would rather I go with somebody that he knows.... Ok that's probably the one weird vibe I've gotten from this doctor.  And the funny thing: his "#1 recommendation" was someone I already really did not like judging from his online reviews (Let's call him Dr. B). This afternoon I was talking with a coworker who recently had a baby at that hospital and said she really loved her OB there.  She had to have 1 encounter with Dr. B and she really did not like how he talked to her.  Guess who was her regular OB: Dr. M!  However, Dr. M is on maternity leave now.  So I figure I can go with one of the other names my RE gave me, and if I don't like that OB, I could always switch to another one in the same group.  Besides, I know that when it comes to the actual delivery, it could be anybody doing it.  I've already started talking with DH about how I think it is really important that we hire a doula.  That's a topic for a whole other post.  :)


  1. Congrats on graduating!! I am so happy for you and I hope you find an OB you love!

  2. Congrats on graduating. trust your gut when it comes to picking an OB, it's called mom's intuition for a reason.

  3. Congrats on your graduation (emotional FO SHO!) :) And Im so happy the baby is doing well. We went through the same situation with seeing something between the legs but the tech didnt want to call it yet. But I pretty much think I'm having a baby boy now. I'm surprised the nurse would blurt that out to you though, what if you didnt really want any hints yet?? :)