I had a talk with the Little Dude yesterday morning. I said, “You have to perform well today! Do not let us down!” The Little Dude did not answer. Instead, L.D. gave me heartburn, which is really starting to suck. The heartburn is starting to conquer my appetite and the only thing I really enjoy doing right now is eating.
My appointment was for 10:20 AM and Tobyjoe decided to come along because we thought we’d be able to see some baby business but L.D. had its legs crossed, Indian – I mean – Native American style. The situation was really quite comical.
My doctor stood there pointing at the monitor. “You see that? That’s the umbilical cord. You see how it disappears right here? That’s because the legs are crossed. Can’t see any of the good stuff today.”
“I had a talk with it earlier. I asked it to perform well today. I don’t understand what went wrong.”
“I told you that you should have had a shot of espresso.” Tobyjoe joked. “That’d uncross those little legs. It’d be running in place.”
My doctor shook her head. “Not even born yet and already it’s causing you problems.”
I had blood drawn for the Quad screen as well. The results should be back on Thursday. Based on the results I received on the Ultra Screen (explained here), I have all but canceled the Amnio I scheduled earlier on in my pregnancy. (When your chances of miscarrying from the Amnio outweigh the chances you were given for having a baby with Down syndrome, it’s a little difficult to justify the procedure.)
Unfortunately, we still don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, which pretty much means I’ll continue to drive Tobyjoe crazy as I brainstorm more and more baby names.
“If it’s a boy we should call him Boss. Boss Boudreaux.” I said.
“There’s a developer named Hoss.”
“Is that H-A-U-S or H-O-S-S?”
“I am not sure.”
We should know once and for all on March 12 when I go for my next monthly checkup or at the Level 2 Sonogram I am having done at week 20. Cross your fingers that L.D. uncrosses his or her legs.
In other (fairly related) news, I added Twitter to my Web page. It’s right over there on the right hand side directly below the Google ads. I updated yesterday from the doctor’s office using my cell phone. Pretty cool, eh? We’ll see if it sticks.
Lastly, but so not leastly, I want to thank everyone for the super duper, wonderfully kind emails. I am a little amazed at how much email I received over the last four days and how many people out there are affected by J. and Janet’s story. It warmed my heart, so many sweet stories. Gotta say, though, when y’all come out of the Internet woodwork, y’all are quite the helpful, informative bunch. Unfortunately, do to my freelance schedule right now, I might not be able to email everyone back personally, but I want everyone to know how grateful I am for the contact. Thank you.
That brings me to another point, for the past several weeks, I have been toying with the idea of turning off comments for a while. And then, with the overwhelming response I got from people via email, the idea became a little more attractive to me. Now, I’m not sure what to do but I’m open to suggestions.