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April 6th, 2010, 06:13 AM
aurora94's Avatar Veteran
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Hi everyone! Sorry...have been MIA for a bit!

I had my 17 week appointment today and everything looks good. We weren't able to tell the sex of the baby though. Doc says around 20 weeks they'll be able to tell. I think that because they do ultrasounds with every visit in Japan, most doctors' offices don't have very good scanners so they need a bit more time to actually see what's going on "down there"

I haven't felt the baby kicking or moving around and also haven't seen the baby move very much during past ultrasounds, so I brought that up with the doctor. They weren't too concerned about me not feeling movement yet, and the baby was punching and stretching out his/her legs throughout the entire scan, so I am quite happy with how today went. DD was also wonderfully behaved, which makes EVERYTHING so much better!

Today's appointment was to officially tie a long piece of fabric (called an iwata-obi) around my stomach to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Japanese women use these (or more modern corset type things) to help with back pain and supporting their stomachs. I took it off immediately since I don't actually like anything on my stomach when I'm pregnant.

Next appointment is on the 27th...hopefully we can see if we have a little boy or girl at that time! I also got some information about scheduling a 3D/4D scan.

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April 6th, 2010, 06:38 AM
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So glad it all went GREAT!!! I am glad you got to see your little one moving about, it makes it much more reassuring when you can see the movement but maybe not feel it You aren't too far from finding out the gender! Do you have a preference?
Gwynne, celebrating the newest of our four precious miracles

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April 6th, 2010, 07:08 AM
aurora94's Avatar Veteran
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No preference...I thought I would want another girl, just so that my older daughter and the baby would play together when they get bigger, but as time goes by, I'm thinking that trying this parenting game with a boy would be fun too.

DH doesn't care either way, but he's betting on a boy this time!

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April 6th, 2010, 07:38 AM
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Glad to see you again and to hear everything is going good!

Thank you GraysMama for another amazing siggy!
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April 6th, 2010, 07:50 AM
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Sounds like a great appointment...hopefully they'll be able to tell the sex next time. Keep us posted!

Thank you so much Alethia for my GORGEOUS siggy!!

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April 6th, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Sounds like you had a great appointment! FX they can tell the gender next time!
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April 6th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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Glad to hear the appt. went well!!
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April 6th, 2010, 10:00 AM
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So happy your appt went well and the little one was giving his/her mommy a little show of reassurance! Cant wait for your next appt!
momma of 8 beautiful children now. Most recent is Jerry Jr. born 11/19/12 at 37wk, 7lbs 6oz and 19.5inches and Baby Reymundo born 10/7/13 at 35w6d, 6lbs 7oz, 19.5 inches. Momma of 5 angels. New siggy to come!

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April 6th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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I think I am going to move to Japan...I want more ultrasounds lol! Congrats on a happy healthy appointment!

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April 6th, 2010, 10:07 AM
C&J's Mom's Avatar Stacy
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Congrats on a great appt and getting to see your little one moving about!

Thank you Vicki... for my awesome siggy!
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April 6th, 2010, 10:28 AM
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Congrats on a good appointment! I hope they can tell the gender at your next appointment.
Thank you *Kiliki* for the awesome siggie!

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April 6th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Yay for a great appointment! Glad you got to see baby moving around! Hope you get to find out the gender next time
Amy: Wife to my Handsome Husband Mommy to my superhero, Max (3) and Luckiest Bonus Mama to Sammy (5)

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