Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thirty-Seven Weeks.

37 weeks

So, I went ahead and had the amniocentesis this afternoon. I've been having a lot of contractions, and the doctor I saw yesterday kind of put things into perspective for me when he asked what the point of risking another week is, if we know the baby is healthy and ready to come out. Touche, touche.

I called my regular OB after the appointment and asked what he thought... okay, actually I asked what he would want his wife, mother, or sister to do if they were in my situation. Without hesitation he said "do the amnio and get the baby out." So, that answered that. Guess I just wasn't asking the right question before.

The procedure wasn't bad at all. In fact, my daily shots are often a lot more painful. Mostly the idea of what exactly they were doing was the awful part. And I kept my eyes closed the whole time anyway. The biggest kick in the gut was that everyone I talked to about doing the amnio said it would be a quick thing! In and out! Fifteen minutes from prep to done! Except they all forgot to mention that you have to be monitored for nearly an hour after the procedure.

Oh HEY! That would have been really nice to know! I probably wouldn't have dragged my kids with me! You know, because AGHHHHHH. Thankfully my friend Maribeth came along and was a pro kid wrangler. She pretty much deserves a medal for today.

But here's the really fun part. The results came back transitional, which means I still don't have a definitive answer. Because, seriously, this all started out as a guessing game, so why would it end any differently?

My bet is on Friday. Two PM'ish. Boy. Seven pounds. What do you think?

p.s. We're back to the kids bathroom again.


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Unknown said...

You think it's a boy? I didn't know that. Man, you really will have a football team! ;)

And Friday??? WOW! So exciting!!

SeekerofGrace said...

Oh, and if we're guessing, I'll say Monday at 7 p.m. GIRL, 6 lbs. Why not? : )

SeekerofGrace said...

Oops - first comment maybe didn't post? I said something like good luck blah blah I'll be stalking you til we hear news blah. ;o) Just kidding - about the blah not about the stalking! YAY there's going to be a BABY!!

Jenn said...

Boy, 7lbs... and you know what I'm usually 99% wrong... lol

Pam @iwriteinbooks said...

Oh, if you have anything other than a boy, I won't know what to do with myself!

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Krista Neil said...

Sat. 10am, a little over 7 lbs (like 7lbs. 3 oz) and my bet it's a girl just to keep you on your toes ;) Hang in there, stinks it was transitional!

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