Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Gender reveal! & my high risk doctor appointment

my husband thinks I look sad in this picture, when in fact I was making a kissy face, that its a girl! LOL

We are having a baby GIRL!!! We are so excited!!!

We got to see her on the ultrasound for an hour while they checked her all out. They checked,measured and pictured everything! It was awesome! They spent SO MUCH TIME on the heart, my husband and I both started to get a little worried, because the ultrasound tech wasn't saying a word.  Hubby and I were anxious to hear about our little girl, especially since we had just found out a friend of ours got some possibly upsetting news, it made it so much more real that these things are possible to not go as planned. But after the ultrasound the doctor walked in and said "she is perfect!" that was just amazing to hear, and I don't think I will ever forget seeing the doctor open the door, walk 2 steps and say "she is perfect" in that hardly lit ultrasound room.
The high risk appointment with the doctor-
which was the reason for the hour long ultrasound, generally they do 20 minute ultrasounds for the 20 week (so I am told) but with this one, they check EVERYTHING OUT, and then the pernatoligst comes in and talks to you, about the baby, and about yourself. So I told you the part about our baby being perfect and then we talked a little bit about this so called "hypertension" (which only happens when I am excited, I have been tracking it every day at work, and its always perfect) She said she doesn't think I actually have hypertension, but to be on the safe side she recommends a 3rd trimester ultrasound, which my midwife can perform.
Then onto my MTHFR mutation. (blood clotting disorder) I am heterozygous for this mutation. That means I am low risk for blood clotting.  She also told me, although they say this is a rare blood clotting disorder she has found it isn't all that rare,  in fact 15% of my fellow Minnesotans have it. I don't need to take baby aspirin and she doesn't need to see me anymore! I am not high risk! I may have to be monitored at the end a little more closely, because my excitement causes high blood pressure(and it really isn't all that high), but I am hoping yoga will help me stay more focused and less anxious when the time comes. Speaking of yoga, I need to make sure I do that every day... I have done it once so far... :)



  1. I am so excited that we are having little girls together!!
    Ultrasounds can be kind of scary when they don't talk to about what's going on, but focusing on the heart and brain is totally normal, and so is an hour long ultrasound, both my anatomy scans were about an hour :)
    Now to just wait until January to meet this little peanut of yours!

  2. Congratulations!!!! You look so beautiful!!! Great pictures! :-)

    God bless!!

  3. Congratulations! How exciting! :-D

  4. Yay, how exciting! Really cute photos!!

  5. I'm so excited for you! Congrats on your baby girl! You look fabulous BTW!

  6. Beautiful pregnancy pics!! and I haven't been on your site in the past few weeks so I love seeing that you are having a girl! So fun! you are going to be a great momma!