What a magical day!
Last night was a rough night sleeping. I was so excited! I slept from about 10pm until 1. I was up at 1 trying to go back to sleep but it just wasn't happening. Hubby and I chatted a bit and then off to sleep I drifted. I was up again at 3 and then again at 4:11 and just decided to stay up at that point.
Our appointment was at 7:45am and we were ready to go by 6:30. I had "one last pee" at 6:30 and then began drinking my liter of water. 42 ounces and one hour later we were in the waiting room and ready for our appointment. I was SO NERVOUS! I kept thinking, "What if they don't get a good shot of the privates?" and "What if they find something wrong with the baby's organs?"
Before I knew it, I was on the table and my mom and my husband were watching the screen. As the tech was doing a scan of my bladder, cervex I felt like an extreme need to pee. Luckily, you only need your bladder full for the first few minutes. I was able to run to the potty, come back and jump on the table for round two. On her hunt for my ovaries the tech said, "Do you want to know what it is because I can tell ya? I'm looking for ovaries and I've got something else" and sure enough - there "he" was! Nice shot of his penis, LOL!!!!
Hubby and I held hands and cried tears of joy, as did my mother. My mom went to the waiting room to bring in my Godmother/Aunt who got to see it as well. Mom was so overcome with emotion she returned to the waiting room while we went through with the rest of the appointment.
The cool thing about the anatomy appointment is that it's a LONG ultrasound and it is very detailed. We were able to check his brain function, his kidneys, do a full inspection of his heart (since a heart issue runs in the family) and check every little nook and cranny possible. No cleft lip issues, no spine issues. His bladder is working properly and his bones are strong. They estimate his weight at 13 ounces.
The funny thing was after our son decided to flash us he was pretty much done. No amount of shaking or tickles or the wand going all over my belly made him roll around or turn. He stayed on his back with his knees to his chest and he kicked frequently. The tech said, 'Wow! He is a stinker! He won't leave that position.' HA! I claim he's already like his daddy because trying to get my husband to roll over when he is in a dead sleep is like looking for Jimmie Hoffa. It just doesn't happen, LOL
We got several great shots and had some good conversations. We're not sure if we'd do the 3d/4d ultrasound to see him more detailed because it's so expensive but the tech advised that if we were to receive it as a gift, to do it after 30 weeks.
I'm measuring and carrying beautifully and I think she was shocked to learn that while I am an infertility patient, we had no chlomid. She asked if this was a chlomid baby and we said, "Nope..." This baby is such a miracle but also a bit of a cliche. You know that annoying saying, "Oh just stop trying and it will happen..." Yea... that happened to us.
Today while uploading the pictures I looked at my infertility posts and my infertility album and then at these posts and pictures and it really hit me.
This baby is a miracle. A true miracle.
How can anyone NOT believe in God when you see things like this? Our first ultrasound this little man of ours was a speck of rice if not smaller. And now he's almost a foot long and one pound. He's breathing, he's swallowing, he's kicking, he's even thinking already!
This baby truly proves that PCOS can only cripple you if you allow it to. PCOS is a pain in the butt and you have to be willing to do the work and kick its butt back. I still have pcos, but it will never ever again have me.
I'm so blessed and I'm so optimistic for all my cysters.
I can't wait to meet my son. I can't wait to hold him. I can't wait to tell him how much we love him while looking into his sweet little eyes and holding his sweet little hands.