Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Truth to Old Wives Tales?

I was looking up old wives tales when it comes to guessing gender. I thought it would be interesting to see if any ladies (who know what gender they are having) can give credence to any of these.

Here goes:

1. Carrying high - it's a girl, carrying low - it's a boy
2. Mixing urine with Drano - blue/yellow, brown, black or blue and it's a boy; green/brown, green, blue or does change and it's a girl
3. Heartrates - over 140 and it's a girl, under 140 and it's a boy
4. Cravings - something sweet and it's a girl, something sour and it's a boy
5. If your husband gains weight, it's a girl and if not, it's a boy (LOL at this one)
6. if your face is round and rosy it's a girl
7. If your right breast is larger than the left, it's a boy
8. if you have acne during pregnancy, it's a girl

Any of these hold true or are they still all just as they say: old wives tales?

Monday, April 20, 2009

19 week u/s pictures

Today DH and I went for our 19 week u/s! The experience was much quicker than our first, but unfortunately not as "fun" as the first.

I was called in pretty quickly and didn't have to change into a gown. The u/s tech set about to work and had DH sit outside the examination room. He asked part of the way through if he could come in because last u/s he saw the whole process. The tech said no, and that he should wait until she finished with the measurements.

I was told that the baby was very active and amazingly saw the baby move on the monitor at the same time I felt a kick. That really confirmed for me that what I've been feeling really is baby movement and not just gas!

The measurements were done quickly and I was told that everything looked good. Baby even threw up a hand which looked like the "i love you" sign in sign-language. Then DH got to come in and she showed him the baby. I love the look on his face when he gets to see the LO growing inside me.

We got some pictures printed out and immediately had to share. So here is our little Baby Bee at 19 weeks!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Month 4 OB appointment

Well DH and I went in for my month 4 appointment today. I had a bunch of questions to ask and a lot of expectations. We chatted with the nurse, who is super nice and who also weighed me. I've gained 4 lbs in the past month and since I lost one the month before, +3 so far is doing ok.

When we were called into the room, I made DH come with me. I said to him "you can meet the doctor" and the nurse said "and hear the heartbeat". I was so stoked! FINALLY! He found it pretty quick, too. It was pretty incredible to hear and the doctor estimated it in the 140s because he didn't have an exact number. The blood work and 12wk u/s all were normal and I don't need an RH shot! Phew!

I was sent for a second round blood test and was given my form to get another u/s in two weeks. I'm SO excited for this one!

Needless to say, I'm very happy and so is DH. It's feeling more real every day!

Haven't heard the HB yet...

I was out with my two SIL's on saturday and we were talking about u/s. I told them that I hadn't heard the HB yet and they were both so shocked. Now I'm wondering why my OB hasn't done it yet.

Today I have my 4 month appointment, so I'm going to ask. The first time I saw him I was about 7 weeks and 12 weeks the second time. I had my first u/s after that appointment, so I'm wondering if he was waiting for that to be done before he did the doppler himself.

I just need some comfort here - has anyone else not heard baby's HB yet? Is it ok that I haven't yet?