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I didn't get to meet with the midwife today---just the nurse. I'll meet the midwife (the same one who delivered Caleb!) at my next appt on April 19th. I had my blood drawn and a pee sample taken, and I had my first u/s---which only showed one baby, not two!
Everything looks great; the baby measured at 7w5d, which is right about where I suspected it would be for when I ovulated. She said that would make my EDD 11/02, but that they'll just keep it at where my LMP puts it, which is 10/31. (I'm confused about that, but whatever. The EDD's just a guess, anyway.) The HB was 144bpm, and we got to listen to it. Caleb was being really loud and cranky, though, so it was hard to concentrate. Before I knew it, the u/s was over. I got this picture to take home, which doesn't show much:
~Beth~ Wife to my Airman Chris, and mommy to: Anthony Nathaniel (8/31/04), Anastasia Fae (8/01/06), Baby C (lost on 10/12/07), David Cillian (7/31/08), Charles George (4/29/10), and Alan Christopher (2/22/12)
Sorry Caleb was a little grouch though. I can't take the diva to any of my prenatals b/c she's too ornery. I know this is a ways away but think about whether or not you want to find a sitter for when you get your gender scan. We took Aly and Matt had to leave the room and missed the whole appt. b/c she was crying her head off. On the flip side, it is nice to have the whole family go-anyways--you have time to think about that
Hope you're feeling good---I think peanut is a diva!!
~*~*~ Kristin--mama to two fabulous and fierce beauties--Aly and Natalie*~*~
I'm thinking girl, too, actually! The ladies in the Nov '11 DDC mentioned this new study that links early-pregnancy placenta location with gender, and over the course of the study, it ended up being 100% accurate (they studied almost 6,000 women). Before 8 weeks, if the baby is on the left side of the gestational sac, then it's a girl, and if it's on the right side of the gestational sac, then it's a boy. Since abdominal u/s are mirror images, this baby is actually on the left---so girl.