Thursday, August 31, 2006

Oh Joy...

Yesterday, I went to the maternal fetal specialist for my sonogram. I was referred to a specialist because my mother had preeclampsia while pregnant with my sister and I, and my sister has hydrocephalus, which my specialist is saying was probably caused by my mother having to deliver her so prematurely (at 6 mths). Well, the sonographer starts my sonogram and she is quiet...REAL QUIET...for a long time just pressing buttons and all that, so I'm getting scared, the hubster is getting scared, then suddenly she says, the heartbeat is going at 149bpm! Oh joy, our baby seems to be doing fine. Then she shows us the screen and is showing us his little baby parts, oh that's his head, and that's his bladder, and that's his arms, his legs, his thighs. So then I ask her the BIG QUESTION..."Can you tell if it's a boy or a girl"...She says, "do you want to know" (chick didn't I just ask, LOL!) so I say yes, then she goes NO DOUBT IT'S A BOY and shows us his penis. So, then tears of joy are just streaming down my face. I had no real preference on whether I wanted a boy or a girl, but we really kept thinking we were going to have a little girl. But I was just so happy. She said that our baby is doing fine and his weight is average and my due date is still around Jan. 24th (I'm working on a 27th due date for my timeline though).

So, we are overjoyed to have a bouncing baby boy on the way!

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

My Latest Doctor's Appointment

My latest doctor's appt. was this past Friday (Aug. 7,2006). My appt
was at 1:45 and we waited for at least 45 minutes for my name to be
called. Like always they weighed me (I gained 5lbs and am now
120lbs), took my blood pressure, and a urine sample. Then I go wait
in the little room. I asked my husband, who goes with me to all
appts. to ask the nurse how come she didn't give me one of those paper
cover things you use to cover up your nether regions and she said I
didn't need to get undressed. ?????

So, the doctor comes in and asks me how did I manage to gain 5 lbs. in
this weather (it's been like 90-100 degrees every stinking day). I
laughed and said you know hot weather, you gotta eat ice cream. Which
was a total joke because I haven't even been eating ice cream like
that. I was so psyched about my weight gain because I had basically
stayed the same weight since finding out I was pregnant until like 2-3
wks. ago having morning sickness and all that. Then he says that he
thought I gained a little too much, so I ask how much should I have
gained and he says, 4 lbs. Ooooh, I'm one big stinky pound over!
Then he goes on about how big babies stretch their mommy's and how
they're harder to deliver.

Miss me with all of that. African-American women on average, no
matter their socio-economic level tend to have lower birth weight
babies and because of that should gain more than a caucasian woman to
have a baby of a normal weight.

"African-American infants are at greater risk of being born
prematurely and/or with a low birth weight and are more likely to die
in their first year than babies who are white, Latino or Asian.

Babies born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces are considered low
birth weight infants, and very low birth weight babies weigh less than
3 pounds, 5 ounces." - USA Today

Other than that, I am happy and moving along. At the end of this
month, I have an appointment with a Maternal-Fetal Specialist and will
be getting a sonogram and hopefully finding out whether I'm having a
boy or a girl!

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Crazy Dream: Baby Turns Into...

Last night I had a dream that we had the baby, it was a girl. She was really sick late at night throwing up what looked like collards and then I handed her to my husband. Then when I finished cleaning myself off she had turned into a TOOTHBRUSH! But she was still sick. I was yelling at him for letting her turn into a toothbrush and I was trying to figure out how I could get a toothbrush to breastfeed.