Had the Big U/S today! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 45 Old 11-11-2004, 07:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
MaryLang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,638
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
And looks like we are having a very healthy baby. We wanted to know the gender, but the stinker was breech with his/her butt down and legs folded all up front, lol! They offered to take another peak next month, so I'm still debating that. We found out with dd so all of my baby clothes are pink, no gender neutural stuff. I know u/s is not good for the babies. I just really want to know. Looked like a little sweetheart though.

hearts.gifhearts.gifhearts.gifhearts.gifhearts.gif A house full of girls, but for dad and one brother bikenew.gif
"Be careful how you speak to your children. One day it will become their inner voice." ~ Peggy O' Mara
Cloth diapering, babywearing and co-sleeping has been a way of life for almost a decade now partners.gif
MaryLang is offline  
#2 of 45 Old 11-11-2004, 11:49 PM
 
danaalex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
awww, sounds wonderful and perfect!!!
danaalex is offline  
#3 of 45 Old 11-12-2004, 12:07 AM
 
ctdoula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 2,106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh, I'm so happy for you! (and jealous, LOL. I have mine in another week & can't wait).
ctdoula is offline  
#4 of 45 Old 11-12-2004, 12:26 AM
 
crat19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!! How exciting that you were able to see a nice healthy babe in there! YAY! Funny, but not too, that s/he was hiding the other way. We have our u/s next wednesday and I'm hoping we'll get a peek at the gender, too. We have very boy oriented clothes (some bottoms are neutral...). Maybe if you have a boy, and we have a girl, we could SWAP our clothes!!
crat19 is offline  
#5 of 45 Old 11-12-2004, 01:18 AM
 
JoyAnne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! We had ours today too- and he is very much a boy- boy parts hanging out all over the place. It WAS exciting- wasn't it? Seeing all the bones all strong and healthy...those tiny little hands and feet, and fingers!

Now that we called our family about it being a boy- demands for the name have started. Goodness. If you DO find out- maybe you should keep it a secret! I know I am hormonal, but folks drive me crazy- the day you get married (at my WEDDING) they want to know when you are having a baby, the day you are pregnant they want to know what he is.
JoyAnne is offline  
#6 of 45 Old 11-12-2004, 11:34 AM
 
littlebeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 376
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Drink a Coke before your next Ultrasound. The little stinker will be awake then! That's what I've done w/ all my sonos!! It works!
littlebeagle is offline  
#7 of 45 Old 11-12-2004, 12:55 PM
 
aprildawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,741
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
marylang -- that's exactly what happened to us last week. healthy baby, everything looked great. but the kid wouldn't give up the goods. and we have boxes and boxes of very girly clothes. so if it's a boy we'll have to do some serious begging, borrowing, and shopping.

we have to have another u/s in 9 weeks because i have a partial placenta previa. so we might find out gender then. but i've kinda gotten used to not finding out, so we'll see.
aprildawn is offline  
#8 of 45 Old 11-12-2004, 05:43 PM
 
speedknitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had our big U/S yesterday and it was great! Sure looks for all the world like its a girl, no hiding and no boy parts showing, so looks like its pretty certain. She was very active with her hands the whole time, touching her face and head...opening and closing her mouth and everything. Everything looks great, 10 fingers and 10 toes, all that good stuff!

The weirdest part was seeing all of that going on but not feeling any movement yet, although I think I felt something a few minutes ago!

My DH predicted a girl, but we didn't care too much either way. My mom's happy cause she can make pretty things, she's an awesome seamstress and makes beautiful smocked dresses!

Now my big dilemma...what to knit first for the little tyke-ster-ette?!?!?!?
speedknitter is offline  
#9 of 45 Old 11-12-2004, 06:27 PM
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations to all you mommas! My u/s is on Thursday. I can't wait!
wasabi is offline  
#10 of 45 Old 11-13-2004, 06:09 PM
 
KattieFirstTimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on your healthy baby!! We had our ultrasound yesterday and we're having a healthy baby BOY! He was asleep throughout the entire ultrasound but had his legs wide open so we were able to take a peek at his little pee pee

I tried some of the suggestions to get the baby active...drank oj and ate lots of sweets...but he was knocked out without a care in the world! Hopefully he'll keep up with this sleeping habit after birth...
KattieFirstTimer is offline  
#11 of 45 Old 11-14-2004, 09:01 PM
 
esqueue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: PNW island, in the woods
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How exciting for everyone. They become so much more real when you see them moving around on the U/S. I had a really good U/S last week at the perinatologist - he's got the real whiz-bang high resolution machine so we got a good look. Everyone looks really good and healthy and growing well. Fascinating to see the finger and feet bones and the spine and spinal column and brain developing. We got a good look at both babies in shots looking at them from the butt looking towards the head and it looks like I'm getting the variety pack - a boy and a girl!!!! Very excited about that. It was good timing since I went back home for a shower and visit last Thur-Mon, so I had news to share.

Everyone said that they thought I'd be bigger. I feel pretty big, especially since I've been in maternity clothes by necessity since 8 weeks, and that's after I lost 30 lbs before I got PG, so I could wear my old pre-weight loss pants for a while before I had to wear mat. pants. When I got back my boss (who can say anything and I know he doesn't mean to be rude) told me that I'm really putting on weight now and getting my butt back (he thought I lost too much weight before, it wasn't intentional weight loss). The OB is happy with my weight gain and since I'm starting to have blood pressure issues I know she'd tell me if it was too little or too much. Funny how people have such differing perceptions of how PG you should look at a point in time.
esqueue is offline  
#12 of 45 Old 11-14-2004, 11:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
MaryLang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,638
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Congratulations to everybody! Sounds like things are going great all around!
Its so neat seeing those little peanuts in there!

hearts.gifhearts.gifhearts.gifhearts.gifhearts.gif A house full of girls, but for dad and one brother bikenew.gif
"Be careful how you speak to your children. One day it will become their inner voice." ~ Peggy O' Mara
Cloth diapering, babywearing and co-sleeping has been a way of life for almost a decade now partners.gif
MaryLang is offline  
#13 of 45 Old 11-15-2004, 02:53 PM
 
goodcents's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have our appointment for next wednesday right before thanksgiving. I hope baby cooperates and shows us the "goods" so we have something to share with family the day after! Mostly though I hope everything is "right" with baby and that all parts are there and good to go. Oh the nerves the nerves - will the nerves be calm post u/s?
goodcents is offline  
#14 of 45 Old 11-15-2004, 03:20 PM
 
JoyAnne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, it calmed my "omg I am havign an US and I will see if everything is okay- as well as if everything is NOT okay" nerves, as everything was fine!

One thing that surprised me, and maybe this was only because I am of "advanced maternal age" being 35, and thus saw a specialist for the 20 week level 2 US, part of it was internal. That freaked me out, probably because I didn't expect it- haven't had anybody in there for 16 weeks or so at my first OB visit. It didn't hurt or anything- just pressure, but it was wierd now that I can feel the baby all the time- intrusive, more so than usual.

Good Luck!! Hope you have great news for the holiday!!

Joy
JoyAnne is offline  
#15 of 45 Old 11-17-2004, 04:09 PM
 
J-Max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: surrounded by cows and kids
Posts: 2,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Well, we had our big ultrasound on Monday!

It is another girl! She is big and healthy and was very active. We got a very good shot at her ottom and there was NOTHING there, so the tech was very certain it was a girl. We were a little disapointed at first, but are getting very excited. An interesteing note, the tech said that the more smae sex babies you have the less likely you are to have the next baby be a different sex. It has to do with temp, ph, and timing. Makes since, but I had never thought of it before!

I will post pictures as soon as dh gets them scanned.

belly.gifSAHM, carseat geek, cattle raising woman to 5 girls (15, 10, 8, 6, 2) wild.gifand a stork-suprise.gif due in July!
J-Max is offline  
#16 of 45 Old 11-17-2004, 04:38 PM
 
crat19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats Jessmcg!! How cute and wonderful that you'll have three little girls that will hopefully be very close to eachother. I don't have a sister myself, but I understand that there's nothing like the love and companionship of your sister! Glad to hear that everything looks healthy and happy in there too!

I'm off to my u/s appt this afternoon. Wish me luck!
crat19 is offline  
#17 of 45 Old 11-17-2004, 04:48 PM
 
Stream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had ours today too. One healthy baby-- we didn't find out the sex, even though he or she seemed perfectly willing to share. It was at the same place that did our u/s for dd, but this time they went really fast. We got two pictures (the scary head-on skeletor one and a picture of a foot) and that's it-- last time we had 5 or 6. So maybe we won't be sharing pics this time. Although last time, the video didn't work-- maybe this one will. That would be a fair trade-off.

Exceptionally happy to have a healthy baby and to know that all of our birth plans are on-track. Woo-hoo!!

ETA: Our skeletor baby.
Stream is offline  
#18 of 45 Old 11-17-2004, 07:37 PM
 
crat19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Everything went fantastic at today's u/s! It's a definite GIRL!!! :girlpin There was no doubt about it...missing all the boy goods. DH and I were a little surprised b/c we both had feelings that it was a little boy and that ds would have a little bro to team around with. They'll just get to team around together as brother and sister! It will be neat to have one of each gender and we're super happy that everything looks healthy and normal in there. YAY! :LOL My heart is sooo warm!!
crat19 is offline  
#19 of 45 Old 11-17-2004, 07:49 PM
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessmcg
An interesteing note, the tech said that the more smae sex babies you have the less likely you are to have the next baby be a different sex. It has to do with temp, ph, and timing. Makes since, but I had never thought of it before!
Ah ok that makes sense to me as well. A woman at my church told me her DD's doctor (following me still? :LOL) told her that since she'd had three boys her chances of having a girl were only 12%. I thought that was ludicrous because each time roughly your chances are 50/50. I know timing can affect it but otherwise it seemed all things being equal you'd have the same odds each time. But it does makes sense that maybe there's a reason that you keep having a baby of the same sex no matter what. DH and I have joked that since we've already had two girls this one is also a girl since he only makes girls. Maybe the bigger truth is that together we only make girls. We'll know tomorrow!
wasabi is offline  
#20 of 45 Old 11-17-2004, 08:49 PM
 
danaalex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wasabi
Ah ok that makes sense to me as well. A woman at my church told me her DD's doctor (following me still? :LOL) told her that since she'd had three boys her chances of having a girl were only 12%. I thought that was ludicrous because each time roughly your chances are 50/50. I know timing can affect it but otherwise it seemed all things being equal you'd have the same odds each time. But it does makes sense that maybe there's a reason that you keep having a baby of the same sex no matter what. DH and I have joked that since we've already had two girls this one is also a girl since he only makes girls. Maybe the bigger truth is that together we only make girls. We'll know tomorrow!

i think my dh and i only make girls LOL.

we're convinced this is a girl. we decided to have an U/S at 21 weeks because i'm huge, and not feeling this babe hardly at all. there has to be a huge something in there that is growing fast. but, i'm not going to find out what it is.
danaalex is offline  
#21 of 45 Old 11-18-2004, 03:24 PM
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Back from the u/s and sure enough we're having our third girl. Everything looked great though she wanted to sleep and had to be proded a bit to get the last shots of the heart that they needed.
wasabi is offline  
#22 of 45 Old 11-18-2004, 05:26 PM
 
J-Max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: surrounded by cows and kids
Posts: 2,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
wasabi and danaalex - All of us seem to only make girls

I had also thought that each time it was 50-50, but it makes since that timing and ect make a difference too. I know several families with 4-6 kids of all the same sex (some all girls and some all boys). My dh says that it is genetic becuase my mom had 4 girls (then she had a boy - all it took was for my dad to get a vasectomy )

belly.gifSAHM, carseat geek, cattle raising woman to 5 girls (15, 10, 8, 6, 2) wild.gifand a stork-suprise.gif due in July!
J-Max is offline  
#23 of 45 Old 11-18-2004, 05:32 PM
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well I can make boys. :LOL My first was a boy. But apparently I can't make boys with DH. Timing, Chinese predictors, all that other stuff be damned even in the most optimal boy circumstances we still get girls so I must kill all the boy sperm. :LOL
wasabi is offline  
#24 of 45 Old 11-18-2004, 05:49 PM
 
J-Max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: surrounded by cows and kids
Posts: 2,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wasabi
..... so I must kill all the boy sperm. :LOL

Thats what my dh says about me :LOL

belly.gifSAHM, carseat geek, cattle raising woman to 5 girls (15, 10, 8, 6, 2) wild.gifand a stork-suprise.gif due in July!
J-Max is offline  
#25 of 45 Old 11-18-2004, 07:17 PM
 
ctdoula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 2,106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had ours today too!!! Baby looked great. They saw all the important parts (brain, heart, kidneys, stomach, bladder, spine, etc). All the measurements were consistent too. At the end, she went down to the bum end & I yelled out "It's a GIRL"!!!!!!! I'm SO excited. I have been feeling girl all along & my dd has been talking about her baby sister since 2 days after conception!!!! We were right. We're THRILLED.
ctdoula is offline  
#26 of 45 Old 11-18-2004, 07:30 PM
 
crat19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats, ctdoula and wasabi! It DOES look like most of us are having GIRLS! whooo hooo!
crat19 is offline  
#27 of 45 Old 11-19-2004, 07:13 PM
 
danaalex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'm still not going to find out, but i am almost 100% positive it's going to be another girl.

if i'm wrong i will be SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
danaalex is offline  
#28 of 45 Old 11-20-2004, 03:43 AM
 
FreeRangeMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
even in the most optimal boy circumstances we still get girls so I must kill all the boy sperm
With ds2 I conceived from sex we had 5 days before O. All the predictors said girl. Nope, still had a boy. My mom had 3 boys before me, so maybe it IS genetic. Ds1 is pretty convinced that he will have only brothers, and in fact is quite convinced he is having TWO brothers this time (they seem nice, he has talked to them ). I always assumed that each time was a 50-50 shot as well, but I guess maybe all the boy hand me downs could come in handy.

Congrats to all those who are have found out. It must be exciting to have a gender to put to that belly


 

FreeRangeMama is offline  
#29 of 45 Old 11-20-2004, 03:56 AM
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I should say btw that we weren't trying for a boy with the boy timing with DD. I actually ovulated early and so it was pure chance really. This time around wsa just my second PP cycle so we weren't really sure if I would o at my regular pre-pg time or later as I did in my first cycle. I did o regularly and it just so happened that was two days after the last time we BDed. My mom actually suggested to me that if we wanted to try again we could have the sperm spun down so there were only boys and I could be artificially inseminated. Um yeah I'll get right on that.
wasabi is offline  
#30 of 45 Old 11-26-2004, 04:46 PM
 
goodcents's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi everyone,
Just wanted to say that we had the lovely 3.5 HOUR ultrasound the other day which included waiting for a flipping hour and forty five minutes. Word to the wise - never schedule an ultrasound before a holiday!!!

Okay rant done.

Praise be.

Baby looks healthy, all the limbs and organs. I am breathing just a bit easier. Will be able to catch entire breath once baby is safely born and in arms.

He is a boy.
goodcents is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off