Well, we had our 20 Week Ultrasound on Friday, but with
all the excitement Parker’s hospital stay, I never got the chance to update you on the results of our ultrasound.
Let’s start at the beginning…. my appointment was set for 9:30am. They gave me a piece of paper when I scheduled the appointment that told me I needed to empty my bladder 1 hour before my appointment, and then I had 15 minutes to drink 32 ounces of water. Then, I had to hold it until after the ultrasound was over. (Apparently, a full bladder gives them a better picture of baby, but whatever. I think it’s a form of torture to force a pregnant woman to drink that much water and then hold it while they press on her belly.)
We arrived at our appointment 15 minutes early and sat and waited. I swear, time began to stand still, and all I could think about was how badly I had to pee! Finally, I couldn’t stand it anymore. 5 minutes had gone by since we had arrived, and I was about to burst. I went to the receptionist’s desk. Here’s the conversation that followed:
Me: “Can I use the restroom? I am not going to be able to hold it and as soon as she starts pushing on my belly, there’s going to be a major mess to clean up.”
Her: “Can you go just a little bit and hold the rest? We really need a full bladder.”
Me: “Honey, can YOU go just a little bit and hold the rest? I’m guessing not, and once you’ve had 5 babies, there’s just absolutely no way that is possible.”
Her: “Well, I can’t force you to hold it, but I don’t think you should go.”
Me: “If you can’t force me to hold it, I’m not going to.”
I relieved myself, (in the restroom, of course), and then headed back to the waiting room. Not 2 minutes later, we were called back to the ultrasound room. Luckily, my bladder is the size of a pea, so I knew it would be full again within minutes.
She started doing the ultrasound, and everything looked great! The baby is measuring 2 – 3 days ahead of schedule, and you can already see his chubby little cheeks on the ultrasound. It’s amazing!
One of the things I asked her to specifically check, (which she would have anyway), was the cord. I wanted to be sure the cord was working properly and contained all 3 vessels. (Lucy had a 2 vessel cord, or Single Umbilical Artery.) Praise the Lord, the cord looked perfect, and all 3 vessels were able to be seen!
After she took all of her measurements, she asked if we wanted to peek at baby’s “parts” and see if we could find out what the baby’s gender is. We told her that our doctor had tried at our last appointment, but we still weren’t 100% sure… at least hubby wasn’t. So, she took a look. Guess what we saw? Well, here. Take a look for yourself:
No mistaking that, is there? Looks like I was right, and baby IS a boy. So, Gage Walker will be joining our household sometime later this winter.
Here’s another shot from our 20 week ultrasound:
Now I can officially start shopping! (And start trying to figure out how on earth 4 boys are going to share one room. Ey yi yi!)