Friday, September 5, 2008

To make a short story long...

Here is my full account of my BIG ultrasound yesterday (here you go Tracy!)...

Ed and I got to the fetal imaging place about 30 minutes before my appt and I was a ball of nerves. I really thought I was going to pass out. After 15 minutes we were called back...here we go!!!!

There were two u/s techs there; the regular Alba and the trainee Ruth. Ruth took her good old time, which I loved. She spent a lot of time looking at the heart and I was in awe watching it beat away. She then went to the head and we looked at every angle, even up our little Nugget's nose. Ed could barely make out what was on the screen so I tried to tell him everything that was up there but I kept getting side-tracked and would go silent and just watch in awe, "there is my little baby" kept running through my mind. I was in love. She looked at the parts of the brain, the eye orbits, nose, chin, jawline, palette, etc. Everything.

Then she moved down and checked out each arm and all the little fingers...we counted 10 :) She then got to the abdomen and asked if we wanted to know the gender. I almost blurted out "YES, THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE!!" but simply said "yes please". Well, she seemed to take HOURS to get to the "money shot". In the meantime she went over the diaphragm, liver, kidneys, bladder, stomach, etc. That was such a tease! Why ask if we want to know the gender and then move on to the bladder?!?!?!

She then skipped over the entire genital section and went for the feet. Once again, we counted 10 little piggies. She went up the legs...and the ankle bone's connected to the shin bone...and the shin bone's connected to the knee bone...and the knee bone's connected to the thigh bone...and the thigh bone's connected to the ---WAIT! I think I see something!!! Then, she moved to Nugget's backside. What a cute little tush!!

And then there it was in a freeze frame. A penis. We have a little boy! It took a while for Ed to register what he was looking at, but teared up as soon he realized he was going to have a son. It was such a wonderful moment for us. We've waited so long for this and I'm thrilled to be able to give him the boy he so badly wanted. And his name will carry on.

That was pretty much the end of it. I guess Ruth was saving the best for last. The dr. came in and verified the gender and sent us on our way. I went right to Target and bought loads of cute blue onesies. Ed is still on cloud nine, and is telling anyone who will stand still long enough to listen to him.

Next up...registering and starting our nursery!!

7 comments:

Baby and Me said...

I dont know what they wait on the gender until the end of the scan. Mine did that too. Maybe so that we dont run out before they are done. I dont know.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I can't believe she kept you in suspense for so long! (Though at least they were able to tell.)

Congrats on your healthy little boy, with all his parts in order.

Newt said...

Yay for healthy boys! Congrats!

Jill said...

WONDERFUL! Absolutely wonderful. I raised 4 boys and it was great. I love all the description of the ultrasound. I almost felt like I was there with you.

Nine said...

I'm so happy for you and Ed!! I got a little emotional at the end of your post too! I'm just sorry she made you wait and saved the best for last!

april said...

Congrats! :)

Malloryn said...

Hurray, a baby boy! Congratulations guys :)