So we went & did the trans nuchal ultrasound yesterday. It was so fun & exciting!! Cletus was jumping all around & stretching out. Cletus has very long legs & long arms! Loves to put hands up by the face. I think we might have a thumb sucker! I can’t wait to feel the stretching & kicking! I am sure I will regret saying that later. We got to see Cletus for ½ hr. It was so fun!! At first I didn’t think it was going to be very fun. My appt was at 9:45. We met with the genetic counselor at about 10:00. We didn’t get called back for the ultrasound until 10:50. I was fuming & I think they could tell. After we saw Cletus on the screen with a great heartbeat, moving around & looking like a baby, I could’ve cared less at that point. They did all the measurements & the Dr. Basically said there is no real chance of birth defects. They will give me a definite number after the blood test comes back. It is just amazing to think that the baby was ours. I wasn’t looking at someone else’s ultrasound. It is so crazy & surreal!!! We also got a videotape of the ultrasound. So we can watch Cletus whenever we want. We also got about 13 photos. We got some really cool ones of Cletus looking like Skelator and Cletus praying. Most of the time it looked like he was just chilling out in there; feet out and hands by the head.
Today is my last appt with Dr. B. I am so sad & emotional already about it. I really will miss him. All the care & compassion of his entire staff & himself especially, will be sorely missed. I know going to the OB, I will be just another number with my questions not answered until the very end of the day if I call. Without Dr. B we would not be in this position today.
I really hope I didn’t offend anyone with the post about pregnancy after IF. It was just my feelings at the time. I think that this genetic u/s & my last Dr. B appt are huge milestones for me. I really & truly believe we are going to have a baby in April. I am now ready to talk about finding out the gender (which we are going to), decorating the nursery & all the other fun stuff that comes along with a baby. I am even going shopping this weekend for maternity, bras & maybe baby stuff. I cannot wait!!!!
One last thing, Julie is a friend of mine in real life who is a frequent commenter on here. Her husband, Greg, who we also are friends with, left for his deployment for 6 months yesterday. So if you could just spare a thought, prayer or just some thanks for him fighting for our country I am sure they would appreciate it.