Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Finding out

For a few weeks I'd been meaning to post about this and life has been so hectic that I didn't get a chance to. I've been overwhelmed lately by how many people have asked if we were going to find out the sex of the baby. Not overwhelmed in a bad way! Just surprised at how everyone we would encounter, even strangers, would ask. I am, in no way offended by the question. Heck, I've been open about everything else with regards to baby-making and this question is mild compared to some I've been asked!

It just makes me wonder if I've asked everyone that in the past. I guess I have as it seems like such a natural question these days. I wonder if anyone was offended by the question? I think this can be added to the list of things you really don't think about until you are in the situation yourself.

So, to answer the question, yes, we plan to find out the sex of this little one. I always thought I would wait to find out, but, all the years of infertility treatments changed my mind. For so long now, we have been unsure of what life has in store for us. We have lived with so much uncertainty. Maybe it's the control freak in me, but, being able to actually "know" this makes me feel so much better!

Anyway, "plan to find out" is a little incorrect at this point, because, we actually had out big ultrasound yesterday! So, for the handful of people who haven't heard (I did a pretty good job of spreading it around yesterday...):

We are having a girl!!!

A little girl!! Glenn has said girl since the day we got our first beta back. He just "felt" it and, well, he was right!!

But, honestly, more important, we found out that she is perfect! Everything looked great! I was measuring two days ahead and they estimate her at 1 pound already!

And, some of my questions were answered, which helped me immensely. I'm still down about 12 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight and carrying small and, while I know this is OK, I just wanted to know that the baby (OK, I guess I can call her "she" now!!) was growing OK. Well, she is growing just fine! They told me that she will take all the nutrients she needs from me first and I get the leftovers, so, as long as I feel OK, at this point, then I'm getting enough nutrition for me.

I've also not felt her moving at all. And, again, while I know that this is OK, I couldn't help but worry a little. First of all, she is moving around like she's doing a little jitterbug in there. In fact, they had trouble getting some of the measurements because she was wiggling around so much! I also found out that I have an anterior placenta, which means that the placenta is sitting inside the front of the uterus. It won't cause a problem, but, probably explains why I'm not feeling anything. Basically, she is kicking and punching the placenta, which is acting as a barrier between her and the inside of my tummy. So, no more worries, although, mommy would like to feel her a little bit!

So, that's the update on me and my little girl!! We are both doing great!!


~Jess said...


The weight-thing has had me concerned too...I've only just gotten back to my pre-pregnancy weight and people keep telling me how tiny I look, but the doctor said the baby's doing fine. Good to know that she'll take what she needs from you first and not starve.

stillhopeful said...

Awwwww... a little girl, how precious!!

We get that question all the time, too, and we've taken the opposite view - we went about baby making the high-tech way, and then it ended up happening the old fashioned way. So we're sticking with old fashioned, and waiting to find out. If the control freak in me can stand it!

So glad your big u/s went so well! Mine's tomorrow and I'm holding my breath. I think I have an anterior placenta, too, based on the 12w u/s, which is bumming me out not to feel the movement yet.

And don't worry at all about the weight. My mom told me that when she was pg with me, she gained NOTHING the entire pregnancy. And I was fine, although perhaps a little small, but that was likely due to her smoking, something they all did 41 years ago!!

Michele said...

Yay for a good u/s! Congrats on your little girl!!! Wonderful news!

musicmomma said...

congrats lisa. little girls are awesome.. we're so happy for you.

Wishing 4 One said...

Wow a girl congratulations Lisa! SO so so happy that she is doing great and you too, you don't know how happy I am for you and Glenn really! xoxoxoxox

twondra said...


You have an award on my blog! :) (((HUGS)))

Kami said...

Congrats! Girls are wonderful, imho.

Happy day!

1shosh said...

I had an anterior placenta, as well, and I didn't feel my little guy move until about 21 weeks, and even then it was only if he did certain things.

I am so so happy for you! I can't believe you're almost done cookin'!