Don't Buy Anything You Can't Return

Thursday, October 16, 2008
We had our ultrasound yesterday and we are happy to report that everything is fine. Alyce did not join us this time. Aunt Sue was gracious enough to babysit for her.

We got to see lots of pictures of the baby. Those are soon to be scanned in and posted here. The baby was dated to 14 weeks. Mom was originally dated to 14 weeks 1 day so the baby is progressing normally.

After looking at the baby the tech proceeded to look at the placenta. She said that the placenta looked normal. Our biggest fear was that it was detached or detaching and that was the source of the bleeding. The ultrasound eliminated that as a possibility. One item the tech did bring up was that the placenta was very low and was close to the birth canal. She did say that it wasn't covering the birth canal and we didn't have the presence of mind to ask if it would eventually. If it were to cover the birth canal it would be called a placenta previa and would necessitate a C Section at delivery time. Mom has a normal checkup with the doctor next week and I am sure she will answer all the questions we have now.

And to explain the title of this post "Don't Buy Anything You Can't Return". The tech was able to determine the sex of the baby. She said that it was still kind of early and nothing was definite until the 18 - 20 week ultrasound. But in her opinion she thinks that we are having a boy! She went on to say that we shouldn't buy anything we can't return just in case she was wrong.

That's right a boy! I wasn't hoping for one over the other. I think either a boy or girl would have provided different parenting opportunities. As far as family goes it is a mixed blessing. On my side all my cousins are having boys. This is good for twinkle, but bad for Alyce in that she will be the only girl and won't have anyone to play girlie games with. On Mom's side it is the exact opposite. There are all girls with one boy on that side. So it is quasi good for twinkle in that he has someone to play with. Strange how division of the sexes can occur.


J, T, G & S Dalton said...

Call me if you need anything!!