Thursday, April 24, 2008

Been awhile

So I'm still in this stupid blogging funk. I've probably got more posts saved as a draft in my dashboard than I've actually published.

But I'm not going to go into the stupidly, irrational fears of a pregnant infertile and am just going to let everyone know that despite my nightly dream that I was gestating a monkey (I think it's the banana cravings that got me), we had our ultrasound today and the baby is decidedly non-Simian* and it appears that, despite all my freakish insecurities, we'll be having a little girl in September.

More importantly, all systems were a go. I just loved our tech Lori, who after hearing me drone on and on about the monkey dreams (you see, I thought that it still could be a monkey and how could she be sure that the umbilical cord wasn't a tail?), reached for the 3D wand and made me promise not to tell anyone (none of you will tell on her...right?). I was floored by the technology, even the regular 2D.

I have to say though, that I think I would have preferred the didlocam to the way she did the cervix check. There was no need to slather on extra goo and then smush it up to my girly bits. I did not know that was coming and the bits had not been groomed in awhile. At least with the trans vag they put a condom over the goo. And as another side, I will be obsessively googling cervix length, mine as 2.8 and isn't it supposed to be over 3???

That's all I've got in me now, for some reason morning sickness has returned, although at least now it's only in the morning. And I promise to get better about commenting, I'm reading up on all of you, I just don't want to spread my funk around so I haven't been commenting

*yes, I know that humans are also simians, just taking a little creative license here

17 comments:

Jen said...

A girl! How wonderful! I, personally, am a girl!

How nice of Lori to show you your non-monkey in 3D.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Yay for your little girl! That's very exciting!

I'm sorry the cervix-check was weird. I don't think they checked my cervix. She said "that's your cervix," but it didn't involve anything different from the rest of the ultrasound, which seems weird now that I'm thinking about it. Hmm...

Bean said...

Oh congratulations!!! For obvious reasons I am partial to little girls. What fun you have in store. :)

Dr. Grumbles said...

Hooray for non-monkey girls!

Fertilized said...

HAPPY HAPPY NEWS. Congrats on your baby girl

sarah23 said...

Congratulations on your little girl! Think pink!!! I'm so happy for you.

Morrisa said...

I have been thinking about you! Congrats on the little girl!

K77 said...

The TV u/s gives a more accurate cervical length than transabdominal. I understand the cervix needs to be absolutely no less then 2.5cm. I think I would be questioning it if under 3cm.

Adriane said...

Good to hear an update from you! I am so excited - a little Girl!!!! That is just great new!

I'm so jealous about the 3d u/s. At least you have confirmation that she's not a monkey. :-) I bet it was cool to see her in 3D!!

The cervical thing....I had mine measured by the dildo cam/transvaginal at 20 weeks. (I was fearing the other method, too!) Anyway, my OB told me anything over 2.5 is good.

JJ said...

Ooo a little girl!! Congrats Meghan!=)

Rachel said...

I'm glad everything went well with the ultrasound!

sara said...

Hip hip horray for a girl! Congrats..that is great news...and no monkey! Although a monkey is super cute also...but I understand your preference for a girl :-)

Debby said...

Oh a little girl!! So precious!

kirby said...

Yay for little girls! Sounds like we're just a couple weeks ahead of you.

And I hear you on the dreams. I keep having ones where I'm gestating Barbie or kittens, individually wrapped in their own little plastic bags.

So weird. Glad we have ultrasounds.

Heather said...

YAY!! Very fitting for your pink blog!

Michell said...

Yay for a girl!!! Dreams about monkeys? Glad that things are moving along. And September sounds so close.

Loren said...

yay for girls in september! We're getting that kind.too ;)