Just in case you missed the news yesterday, we found out that we are having a little boy. And trust me, we â€“ along with the ultrasound tech â€“ are very sureâ€¦ like 99.9999999% sure.
Only a few minutes into the ultrasound and her checking his position (where his head, heart, legs, etcâ€¦) were, she asked â€œDoes anyone want to guess what we think it is?â€. My sister-in-law said â€œboyâ€, but I couldnâ€™t hear her, and she looked at me and I said â€œWell, weâ€™re hoping for a boy, but what do you think?â€ (I didnâ€™t want to say â€œBOY!â€ and be wrongâ€¦ silly, I know). We were staring at the screen for what seemed like an eternity for those couple of seconds of silence. Then she moved the wand just a little to the side and there you could see all of his glory there on that 43â€ TV screen on the wall and said â€œYep, youâ€™re definitely having a boy!â€. Iâ€™m sure if anyone in the waiting room could hear, they would have heard the squeal of my sister-in-law and mother-in-law over in the corner. My sister was there too, but I donâ€™t know if she was in with that squeal or notâ€¦ weâ€™re not really the squealing type… but I know I looked at her and she was smiling big.
He was squirming all over the place at one point. Moving, playing with his hands and kicking all around. Then at one point he curled up and kicked hard, which moved the wand on my stomach. Erik couldnâ€™t believe it. â€œI knew you said he was kicking you, but man! He just reared back and kicked the mess outta ya!â€ I laughed and said â€œSEE! I told you he was kicking me!â€ which made him move even more.
Erik, of course, was happy â€“ but he honestly would have been happy either way, boy or girl. We both were more worried about how the baby looked and wanted to make sure everything looked like it had formed right as far as his heart, brain, all that good stuff. From what the ultrasound tech could see, she said that he looked great â€“ no problems from what the ultrasound was showing her at this time. His heart was beating away â€“ all 4 chambers looked good and she even showed where his little bladder was getting full, as sign that his kidneys are working just fine. Thank the Lord!!
After the ultrasound, my inlaws and my sister left and off to the waiting room / lab area we went. My labwork had already been done at my endoâ€™s office (we stopped by there to drop off last weekâ€™s bloodsugars) so that didnâ€™t have to be redone, but they weighed me and my weight gain is right on track which is great.
We were put into a room and a few minutes later the doctor came in. He looked at my blood sugars, wanted to see my pump and what basal rates Iâ€™m on, asked about my bolusing and wanted to be sure Iâ€™m bolusing for meals at least 3 times per day. Iâ€™m sure my face turned red because I didnâ€™t quite understand him because I responded, â€œYeah, I bolus with every mealâ€¦ at least 20 minutes ahead.â€, thinking â€œduh, Iâ€™m pregnant and I have cravings, so yes, I eat MORE than 3 times a day!â€ And he looked at me and grinned and said â€œAt least 3 time a day, right??â€ Then it hit me.. he was making sure Iâ€™m eating enough. Which, I amâ€¦ and I told him tooâ€¦ my meals are spread out all day so Iâ€™m either snacking or having a small meal just to try to help keep the bg spikes to a minimum, all the while trying to space them out so Iâ€™m not insulin-stacking too â€“ something Dr. C (the endo) warned me about at my last visit. I asked why he wanted to see my pump settings since that was handled by Dr C, and he said they just wanted a base-line for when Iâ€™m in the hospital, they know whatâ€™s going on and all. So, I guess Iâ€™ll be printing out my pump settings report along with my bgâ€™s to bring to them too.
We were going to start me on going every 2 weeks after this appointment, but he said that things are going so well that I wonâ€™t need to come back for another 4 weeks, and then heâ€™ll bump me up to every 2 weeks. He also said that heâ€™ll do another ultrasound at the appointment after next (6 weeks from now), so that eases my mind a little bit too.
So it was an awesome visit, though itâ€™s still sinking inâ€¦. A boy. Weâ€™re having a boy. Our very own son.
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