Binky had a good appointment. No gender reveal, unfortunately, as the baby did not cooperate. DAMN IT BINKY! We didn’t find out Madeline’s gender until 26 weeks gestation. If I have to wait until then my head will explode. Binky is measuring a week ahead, size-wise. Madeline always measured a week ahead as well, so Binky is following in her footsteps.
I had to drink 32 ounces of water before the appointment, something I’ve NEVER had to do before any of my other thousands of ultrasounds. I did not enjoy it, and I knew I wouldn’t. I purposely didn’t drink anything all morning so I’d be extra thirsty, but that only helped me with the first 16 ounces. The second sixteen….blech. I think I psyched myself out. I had to put my flip-cup chugging skills to good use. Then, about five minutes after I was done drinking water I got a POUNDING headache. Headache when I’m dehydrated, headache when I’m hydrated, I can’t win.
This was my first interaction with Dr. No-Vowels, Dr. Risky’s partner. Everyone that knows him told us “He’s a BRILLIANT man…but he’s a little gruff and grumpy.” I wasn’t too worried as my last OB wasn’t exactly Florence Nightingale. When Mike and I walked into the ultrasound room (which was NOT high-res, and I’m still a little annoyed about that), we introduced ourselves and Dr. N-V seemed nice enough. Then he did the entire exam without saying a word. Normally Dr. Risky talks through the entire ultrasound, telling us what she sees, so silence was disconcerting. At the end as he was cleaning me up he said, “How old are you?” So I told him thirty and he said nothing. So I started to get a little alarmed like, maybe somehow he saw something that the other tests had missed, but he was going to let Dr. Risky tell me. That WAS why he was performing the ultrasound – looking for abnormalities and anything Dr. Risky might have overlooked. “Did everything look OK?!?!” I asked as calmly as possible. I looked at the nurse, and she sort of rolled her eyes like, “this is how he is.” Dr. N-V said that everything looked good and that it was a very boring appointment, just the way he likes them. Still, after an exam where the doctor is SILENTLY LOOKING FOR ABNORMALITIES, the last thing you want to be asked is your age.
I’m back to Dr. Risky on Tuesday, and I’ll be sure to tell her all about Dr. No-Vowels asking me my age. She’ll probably laugh and say he was flirting or some such, because that’s how she rolls. Hopefully Tuesday will be another boring appointment, with a dash of baby exhibitionism thrown in the mix.
Oh Binky, play nice and show your parents what’s between your legs already! Here’s to hoping Tuesday is the day!
I cant wait to see if Binky will be a baby girl or boy! So exciting! How are you feeling?
Glad everything went well today. Binky, spread ’em, will ya? People want to know!
Sending the good wishes your way!
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Katie - PeanutSprout says:
Here’s to a very boring appointment! But I hope you get to find out if Binky is a boy or a girl soon. How fun.
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Blinky needs to uncross its legs! We want to see the goods!
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Bummer about the no hi res thing. But totally awesome that everything looks good. Can’t wait ’til Binky reveals his/her self to you. For some reason I’m thinking his but who knows. Pretty sure I was wrong about the gender of both of mine.
FLIP CUP! Yes!!
(Also, thinking of you and your sweet baby)
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Glad the ultrasound went well – even if Binky was bashful. Hopefully you will know on Tuesday.
Couldn’t go to sleep without finding out that you have to wait to find out! Glad the appointment met Dr. N-V’s boring standards. So excited for you all.
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Maria @BOREDmommy says:
So happy to hear that everything is going well with Binky – I hope you get to see “the package” next time round!! Good Luck!!
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How frustrating (and exciting)!
Glad that Binky is doing well =)
Love and hugs as always
Very good. Gotta love those boring appointments!
Inky Dinky, Spread’em Binky!
Girl or Boy?
Don’t be coy.
Okay, okay…I’ll stop.
It’s late and I’m in a goofy mood.
But seriously….can’t wait to find out if it’s Mr. Binky or Miss Binky in there!
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Oh goodness. Hooray for measuring big, though, right?
That sucks. I had an ultrasound done with a full bladder because apparently it helps them view things easier. I almost peed on the table.
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I’ve had my kids at age, 33, 35 and 39. “Advanced Maturation” or old as fuck, has been on my folder since spawning.
You are doing great. Don’t worry, though I know why you worry.
catherine lucas says:
I am extremely relieved. I actually got up an hour earlier to check your blog. Call me crazy….
Glad all is well, send Dr N_V to me, that will brighten him up…
Guess they don’t teach doctors at med school how to interact with people instead of organs…
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Hugs to you and good luck on Tuesday!
Glad that he/she is ok, Heather. I’m probably the only mother out there who hates ultrasounds, but that’s because of the horror they have brought me in the past. I can so relate to that fear, wanting to know all is ok. I wish doctors would just speak up! Looking forward to a reveal next week…
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I am sure the doc was just hitting you up.
can’t wait for your Tuesday post!!!!! *hugs to you*
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Look at that perfect little drumstick leg!!!! How cute is that?
I’m relieved for you that everything looks so good. Now if we can only figure out a way for Binky to reveal the boy/girl question. Maybe try drinking some orange juice next time before an ultrasound…that tends to make the baby a bit more active, right? Bribe it with chocolate?
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Yay! I’ve always thought boring was super good, especially in terms of anything medical related.
Aunt Becky says:
Damn bashful Binky! Also: could that US BE any cuter? Sweet cute baby.
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Binky looks great! I’m glad it went well yesterday despite Dr. N-V’s lack of communication.
I remember one of the last ultrasounds I got before I had my baby – it had been quite a while since I had had one. The tech is looking around and then asks, “when is the last time you had an ultrasound?” and I told him and then proceeded to completely freak myself out and convinced myself the baby didn’t have a brain or some other major issue.
Everything was fine – but I completely read into what he said. These people have to realize that we’re hanging on to every word they say (or don’t say), every facial expression they make…everything!
xo from CT,
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Joe @ Irrational Dad says:
At least he didn’t try any pick up lines like, “So, do you come around here often?”
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Yesterday I was sending Binky some stop chillaxin and give up the package vibes but guess Binky didn’t get them (just like a msn they don’t listen) or chose to ignore them (just like a woman who says I’ll decide WHEN I give it up).
So yeah, I’ve got a guess but still nothin.
I adore boring appointments but no vowel could have at least throw you a bone. You know?
Kate in NZ says:
Oh, Dr N-V, get a clue! Of *course* you’re dealing with nervous & scared parents – even when there’s no reason to suspect there might be any abnormalities, the fact that you’re looking for them makes us nervous! Say something nice, for goodness sake. Poor Heather, you must have been on tenterhooks.
Binky – soooo cute! Fingers crossed that Binky’s legs are not, next week.
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Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
Ah, doctors. Gotta love ’em.
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Barbara Howard says:
Physicians who are the strong silent types should stick to lab work behind the scenes. In fact, it should be a law! Their patients all have minds, hearts, and emotions attached to whatever organ/system/disease/microorganism they specialize in.
There. I’ve said it (again).
Kelly H. says:
Had my 20 week ultrasound yesterday, too! Were able to see a little girl, loud and clear.
Hopefully your next appt. will be with a cheerier doctor, and the baby will reveal the goods!
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So exciting!!!! I love following your blog
Not that you WANT to drink anything else…but I always drank something sweet (like a milkshake) right before my ultra-sound appointmets…got those babies hiped up on sugar and they ALWAYS showed their goods
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Those bashful babies! Don’t they know how much we want to see their “privates”. My daughter tried to avoid letting us find out too, but the u/s tech was determined and worked for almost an hour before Maya finally opened her legs for the big reveal.
I’m excited for you. Good luck with you appointment with Dr. Risky next week and getting the view you want.
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why did you have to drink all that water before your appt? for better viewing? The 1st time we had our u/s last year Rory had her legs crossed too. The Dr. told me that they recommended empty bladder for the next times…which ended up being weekly after that.
Hope Binky shows the goods at your next appt!
Glad to hear everything is good with Binky in there. My docs/techs learn the hard way: if they don’t talk, then I’ll talk enough for all of us. Someone’s got to have a running dialogue in these nervous situations!
Now my OB/GYN? He sings thru every exam. It was a little disconcerting at first, especially since he’s singing pop songs with his spanish accent, but now it’s just funny.
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Yeah, I would have been weirded out too if he had gone through and not said anything, explained anything and then randomly asked questions without giving an explanation as to what is going on in his brain. I swear….some docs!
Ms. Moon says:
Lots of bedside manner there.
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Be sure to drink a little orange juice or some soda before next week’s appt. Maybe Binky will be in the leg kicking mood and show you what he or she is working with! Good luck! Jenn
Dang it!! LOL. I am on the opposite coast from you and had to wait until this morning to see if you got to find out!!!
Well, thank goodness for boring appointments though. Glad all is well so far. Hopefully next week you will be able to find out. I was never good at waiting either.
Big hugs, Heather.
nic @mybottlesup says:
i pestered meghan last night (EST) while you were getting your mommy-massage (and hopefully getting some relief) about binky. i did NOT want to miss the announcement just because i was exhausted and on the east coast.
after multiple email exchanges, she said, “it’s nothing exciting…” and i took it that binky was being a bashful bugger.
thinking of you constantly… xoxo.
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Y’know, my first guess about no-vowels was that his first language is not english. I know a lot of people with perfectly good intelligence and english skills who refuse to speak because they have an accent. So maybe that’s part of the schtick?
Also… as sucky as the reason is, I would LOVE to see my kid that often. Our last glimpse was 20 weeks ago and it seems likely that we won’t have another until it pops out in September. SIGH.
I once had a level II ultrasound (my boy had only 2 cord vessels) and the OB at the big university hospital never talked directly to me, only to the resident. And, I never once saw the screen. At the end, they printed out a few (bad) pics for me and said that they would call after someone else looked at it. You know, only if something was wrong.
It’s maddening. Binky looks great. Here’s hoping for the goods next week!
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Michelle Pixie says:
Oh Binky, we are all anxious with anticipation to know what you are! Obviously he/she is going to do everything on his/her time and not ours…Already knows how to make sure everyone’s curiosity is totally peaked. YAY for measuring big and here’s to keeping it a boring pregnancy!
Have you had any dreams about if the baby is a boy or girl? I had girl dreams before we knew and all of mine turned out to be girls.
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ooh! i cant wait for your next appointment?
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that was supposed to say, i cant wait for your next apppointment!!!
wasnt supposed to be a question.
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Great news that it was a “boring” appointment. I’m so glad you are moving rite along without any complications. Bummer little Binky didn’t cooperate! I can’t WAIT to hear what you are having!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs from Oklahoma
DUDE! First, I checked your blog like a hundred times yesterday until I could stay up no longer, I couldn’t WAIT to see how it went!!! I’m sure everything is fine, especially if you were warned that the Dr is sort of, um, different! Glad that everything is looking good, hopefully next week is the week Binky cooperates and shows you his/her goods!!!!!!
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Oh I wish binky would let us know what he or she is!!! That is great that it was boring and I can’t believe the doctor did not say anything and then asked your age that is crazy!
so glad to hear all is well
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Spread ’em, Bink!
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WTF is with low resolution when they are looking for abnormalities? That’s just frustrating. Sorry Binky wasn’t in a showy mood
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Anna Marie Hinnant says:
AAARRGH. No fair holding out on us, Binky! I’m glad the appt was nice and boring though. Boring is good.
Binky just wants to surprise us all!
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Jen H says:
Yay for Binky! Boo for docs with HORRIBLE bedside manners….
Yay for a boring appointment! That stinks about Dr. No Vowels. Good luck on Tuesday.
Oh I hope things get better with Dr. No-Vowels!! And I hope Binky cooperates because inquiring minds do want to know!!
Courtney in New York
After giving birth to a baby with her guts hanging out and no butt hole, I don’t take kindly to silent ultrasounds. Why don’t they play Kool and the Gang or something?
So happy that you are soooo boring!! Glad all is well!!
Badass Geek says:
Hopefully little Binky will cooperate at the next appointment. =)
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cindy w says:
I know a lot of surgeons have no bedside manner, but you’d think that an ob/gyn dealing with high-risk pregnancies would have a little more… tact? Compassion? Complete sentences?
That said, boring appointments are good. The only excitement we want right now is to find out if there’s a “hot dog” or “hamburger buns” (which is how my ultrasound tech described gender differences).
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Love the bedside manner…NOT! So relieved that Binky looks boring now is he/she would just cooperate:)
Just Jiff says:
I LOVE your humor in this post. You are too cute for words.
And Bayley didn’t cooperate either. I had to get an extra ultrasound to find out gender.
That Binky…I checked back late last night and first thing this a.m. and nada…hope you find out next time…for all of our sakes!
I know the dr. no vowels you speak of. I saw him for a general ultrasound visit, and my best friend saw him for a risky pregnancy ultrasound. I know what you mean about gruff! I too did not get the hi-res as promised by my regular OB.
I am glad to hear it was a boring appt, and I pray everyday that this pregnancy is goog-to-go from beginning to end for you. Sending love your way, from the internet (and actually probably pretty close down the street).
so glad it went well! can’t wait to find out the sex. xo
Jen L. says:
Aw! Binky’s extra-precious! I hope he/she shows you the goods next week.
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I think you are having a girl…
Wonderful that all looks well with Binky! The names you give your doctors crack me up. I, too, have more doctors than a 30-something should and have met Dr. No-Vowels Part II. She practices neuro. Nothing like silently looking at pages of brain scans to start a girl’s day. Great post and I am happy to hear your reassuring news.
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The Bink is being modest…or he/she is going to be a little cheeky monkey and always keep you both guessing and on your toes. I bet Maddie is whispering in Bink’s ear…”Let’s tease Mommy and Daddy!”
Are you up for name suggstions?
Damn!!! WTF? Don’t you hate that mess? Just tell me why you are asking me a question and don’t leave me hanging. Why couldn’t he just look at your chart? Now you have the whole weekend to wonder why he asked that question. Thanks Dr. N-V.
Ugh! If only some doctors knew how sensitive pregnant women are! At an ultrasound with my second, the doctor behaved much as yours did, then asked, “How old are you?” I told him I was 32 which was followed by, “Did you have a triple screen done?” By now I was in panic mode and told him yes. He then asked, “Was it normal?” WTH?! I then heard, “Fluid on kidneys, blah, blah, blah, Down’s Syndrome, blah, blah, blah…..” As it turned out, baby was fine, but my God, the scare the doctor gave us. When I told my OB, she ranted about being,”sick of him scaring the hell out of her mothers.”
Glad Binky’s fine. Can’t wait to find our if he’s a he or she. Praying for you daily.
I have really been sucking at blog reading (and writing) over the past couple of months. So when I opened your blog up in my reader today, I was so, so, so damn excited to see that you are expecting.
I am so thrilled for you and Mike. I wish you the most perfect, complication-free pregnancy possible. You deserve to have one of those!
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Sara Joy says:
There’s just nothing quite like boring when meeting with a high risk OB who is looking for abnormalities.
Yay Heather – you and Binky are hopelessly dull!
I suppose there are worse things than modesty in your child, and I kinda like the suspense.
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I LOVE that you labeled Binky’s badonkadonk! I only wish you were wearing your Flip Cup shirt to your appointment
i thought the badonkadonk was a man sword. can’t wait to hear if binky’s packin’ heat!!
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Shannon Kieta says:
Bodi is not ready to be known!!!!
He will spread em’ when ready. He wants to wait until they are a little larger. He doesn’t want anyone making fun of his “size” if you know what I mean, so BACK-OFF people. He will spread em’ soon enough! Ha Ha Ha!
Glas everyhring is going good and Binky is growing as he is supposed to be. STAY PUT BINKS!!!!! Auntie SHannon says so!!!!
Man, I was so excited to come here today to find out the gender–but even MORE excited to find out it was a “boring” appointment. Congrats!
Maybe Binky wants it to be a surprise? Maybe Tuesday!? Have a good weekend Heather! XX
You know what they say…no news is good news. So fingers crossed (but uncross those legs so we can all nosily find out if you’re a boy or girl, Binky!)
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Dude. Flip Cup skills will last you a lifetime.
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Basically Binky is already full of attitude? Ha. That’s a good thing, in my mind. Hopefully next time he/she will cooperate. (For some reason I almost always type he and then have to go back and add she, before I hit submit. LOL. Watch, it’ll be a girl.)
So glad everything is looking good though. Some docs have no personality at all. I always think they should have just been math teachers or something instead of doctors. Hai, bedside manner should be included in doctor training.
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How could you stand it! You had to be going nuts wanting answers to a million questions.
I am sure that everything is perfect but I hate the waiting game! Looking forward to all the great news coming.
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binky: give us the money-shot! i mean, just *ONE* picture? it’ll only be on one website…
my GP is like dr. no-vowels. he’ll ask a question and then be silent for like 5 minutes and write. so i’m sitting there awkwardly on the little table not sure if i should make small-talk. and i’m an awkward person anyway, so i can just feel the deafening silence crawling all over me and poking me with it’s awkwardness. although, my visits are just general ones and not really as important as yours.
from what i’ve been told by my doctor 85% of the time a baby crosses its legs on an ultrasound, they are hiding a VAGINA… baby boys tend to NOT cross their legs in utero — they just love letting it all hang out — whereas girls tend to display a little modesty…. (THIS BODES WELL FOR THE TEENAGE YEARS I SUPPOSE)
by the way, that doctor should NOT have let you out of the appointment without discovering the gender for absolute certain. shame on him.
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Lucy's Mom says:
When I was 7 months pregnant with Lucy I had a massive “spontaneous” (as the hospital descibed it) hemmorhage. We went to the ER where the doc performed an ultrasound. He never said a word and started to walk out of the room when I asked if my baby was ok. He turned and, without looking at me said “the baby’s fine, you have placenta previa.” I asked if they would be able to ensure the baby remained fine and he said “yes, it’s you who will die if anything goes wrong but we can defintiely save your daughter”. My husband literally sat down on the floor and put his head in his hands while the doctor turned and left.
My doctor came to the hospital an hour later after I was admitted and I told him what happened. He calmly paged the ER doc who saw me and then went in the hallway to meet him. We could hear him loudly tell this jerk off and then he returned all smiles and happy words about how mom and baby would be ok.
13 years later I still love that guy.
Baby looks good, I’m still missing Maddie with you and Mike.
Darn it! I really wanted to know! Binky sure is cute though.
I hate the silent treatment during u/s–I like those talky types that point out every detail.
So sorry about your headaches!
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Hmm, perhaps a massage of the belly with a bit of Zima or Arbor Mist might crank up the exhibitionism, or conversely, if it’s a boy you might need Schlitz…
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Heather I think we must have the same due date as we seem to be at similar spots I’m so happy for you and mike
Hi! I wouldn’t be surprised if he was wondering about risks associated with mothers age in general. Downs risks go crazy from 35 on.
I am 37 and having my 2nd daughter….they constantly remind me I am of advanced maternal age….LOL.
Good luck to you, and can’t wait to hear what baby no. 2 will be!!!!!!!!
When I had my first ultrasound with Erin the tech didn’t say anything for about 20 minutes – or at least that’s how long it seemed. I thought he couldn’t find anything or that what he did find was way off dates so I’m laying there having a silent panic attack trying not to cry.
I hear that girls like to keep their legs crossed and boys like to let it all hang out. No idea if that’s true, but you do hear these things.
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I am currently 18w4d pregnant, and it took SEVERAL…really, SEVERAL u/s to find out that we are having a boy.
I hope you can get an answer soon!!!
Help your mom and dad out Binky!
Lisa Kott says:
Boring is good!! i can’t wait to find out if Binky is a boy or a girl! I’m so happy for you and Mike!
Sarah M. says:
I love that you managed to talk about Binky’s ultrasound & flip cup in the same post. That takes talent!
Binky needs to spread ’em!!
Hope your next appt is as boring as today’s was but with a little gender reveal! Come on Binky…don’t be shy
You’re just a few weeks ahead of me, and I’m counting on Binky’s big gender reveal to get me through until we get ours!!! Shame on Dr. No Vowels – how can you NOT talk during an ultrasound?! They’re the coolest most fun things EVER!
.-= Vera´s last blog ..The Post About Traveling With Small Children =-.
Binky is trying to make us all nuts with anticipation.
Eat a bunch of reeses or whatever sugar you can handle right before appt. Always worked for me.
Stupid question-they’re looking to see if blod clots are forming right? Is that why so many u/s?
Yes, looking for blood clots and for signs that the placenta is reacting adversely to the blood thinners!
Recently started following your blog. Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy! Congratulations on your little one to come – awaiting the gender!
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As an RN and a mom AND a woman…it drives me NUTS everytime some a-hole asks a pregnant mom their age…yes, there are extremes, 14 and 45, but it is called ‘child bearing age’ for a reason!!! You are no where near an extreme, don’t take offense…I vote girl. It’s a girl.
That’s just annoying! I need chatty doctors or the silence sends me into a neurotic mental loop!
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I’m so glad to hear Binky & mum are both doing well You said that the heart beat was fast? I found that when I had my 3 girls they al had high fast heart beats … I’ve heard boys have slow & steady .. not sure though as I seem to only have girls ….
But I know you & Mike won’t be phased either way, as long as there’s a happy baby at the end of it all
mom, again says:
I think it is the policy at the large HMO we belong to that the person doing the ultrasound doesn’t talk during the process. They, or the the doctor doing follow up, discuss all after the fact. There were times when the ultrasound tech would point out a few niceties, but it wasn’t until we went to the next appt with the doc that anything was discussed in detail.
As for determining gender, the timing of tests and holidays meant that we received the results of the genetic testing by phone before we went to review the ultrasound pics. So, although there were various potential indicators of scary things on the ultrasound, we’d already had, for other reasons, the genetic testing which would clarify them. (and luckily, the genetic tests revealed nothing more interesting than it was a he.)
well, boo for no gender reveal and some needless psych out from the doctor, but yay for a good ultrasound!
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Boring is good. Yay for boring Binky!
Do you have any intuition about the sex?
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Auurgghh!! Why do some Doctor’s have to be such putz’s!! Way to make a girl worry for nothing! And what’s with asking you your age and then…silence???? Annoying!!
Darn it Binky!! I hope he/she reveals at the next appt.
Much love, Jenn in CA
I’ve been sooo hanging to check in on you all weekend … shy lil Binky!!
I get headaches all the time too .. are you allowed to dab a little peppermint oil on your temples? Sometimes it can take the edge off. Thinking of you heaps. XO
I had tons of ultrasounds with my youngest (maybe 9?), and her legs were crossed with the cord floating in the middle for every single one. It was the only pregnancy we tried to find out the baby’s gender, as we had given away every baby item we owned (oh, surprises!)
A sign that I think/read too much about you guys! I dreamt last night that I had met you, and you were talking about all your Doctors; and you pronounced them hysterically! Like “Dr. Lurrrvveeee” and you met Dr. Risky’s partner, and I don’t remember it now, but the name you had for him/her (I don’t remember) was hysterical.
Just so you know a soul in VA has you in her mind and dreams.
You need to tell this kid that LOTS OF PEOPLE want to know his/her sex and to uncross his/her legs! Geez. This uncooperativeness must stop! Promise Binky you will buy an iphone for her/him, if the cooperation starts- WITH unlimited text messaging!
I so remember that lovely pressing on a very full bladder with the sonogram thingy wonderfulness. Ouch!
Good luck to you. I think of you often here in the swamps of Jersey…
ack! i hate doctors like that!
and BOO on the low res u/s
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Sugar Jones says:
Always cracks me up when doctors treat us like specimen in a lab. Ack.
Here’s hoping the little one uncrosses the legs next time!
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Congrats on the babe! So glad things are going well so far and hoping that you find out soon what the little munchkin is! Looking forward to hearing all about a long healthy pregnancy for baby and mother!
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Maria Delgado says:
What a wierd doctor. I would have been super uncomfortable.
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dysfunctional mom says:
I hope Binky shows his goodies (I just realized, I have a boy vibe….).
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I sure hope Binky decided to reveal his/herself today. Otherwise, I’m going to have to have some words with Binky.
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