mr. magoo and the mystery guest

27 Jul

i am admittedly paranoid. i don’t know what to expect and honestly a lot of the time everything just feels weird. last weekend i started feeling some pressure. not pain or anything just pressure. so i emailed my doctors office. on a saturday. i knew they would not respond until monday and i was okay with that. i just needed a little reassurance that this was “normal”. i like to pretend there is some semblance of normalcy in pregnancy. funny huh? so the weekend passed with me feeling a bit trepidatious but since everything was pretty much unchanged i had managed to calm down a bit. monday afternoon the nurses responded. by email. and pretty much had me freaking out. so i called. and they said to go home and rest for the rest of the day and then come in the following day. unless things got worse. then i should go to the ER or labor and delivery for monitoring. can you say panic? so i went home and rested. and woke up feeling pretty much the same – if not more paranoid. and i went  to work. to stew prior to my appointment.

my doctor was out of town. so i saw a new doctor. a pregnant doctor. she was kind. and calm. did a little poking and prodding and said all seemed okay but wanted an u/s to confirm. so my favorite nurse practitioner was happy to oblige. first she took a quick look at the growing babes. and asked if we wanted to know the sexes if she could tell. we said sure. we hadn’t been expecting it but well it was my birthday and we could use a little beckon of light in the paranoia that i was slowly emerging from…and so:

the big reveal. or really just a bonus peek while getting a cervix measurement. baby A was more than willing to flash the goods. and it appears we have a little boy growing in there. m asked how they could tell because honestly things aren’t all that clear on an u/s. often its like looking at an alien wiggling around in there. so the nurse practitioner pointed out the boy bits. i think m just wanted some verification since she was convinced there were two girls lurking in there. but clearly we have a mr. magoo on our hands.

baby B on the other had was a bit more coy. and unwilling to expose anything. initially B had its legs crossed. and then baby moved. perhaps a look now? i think not. position 2 yielded a hand over the groin area. and so B will remain the mystery guest. for now.after seeing the two wiggling creatures for a bit she took at my cervix. length is good (4.03). and mr. magoo’s head was rather low. so perhaps that is the pressure. or perhaps its just the weight of two. regardless. nothing wrong is way better than anything being wrong. so in this case – no reason is a good enough reason for me.

since the appointment last week i have been feeling little light tabs. or pops. it is pretty amazing. knowing that they are in there moving around. causing havoc. and bringing so much joy already.


2 Responses to “mr. magoo and the mystery guest”

  1. alimis 6 WedUTC2010-07-28T14:13:31+00:00UTC07bUTCWed, 28 Jul 2010 14:13:31 +0000 2009 at 2:13 PM #

    congrats!! i am sure you are relieved that all is well. hope you get to feeling better soon.

  2. lis 6 WedUTC2010-07-28T16:54:30+00:00UTC07bUTCWed, 28 Jul 2010 16:54:30 +0000 2009 at 4:54 PM #

    congratulations 🙂
    can’t wait to find out about the mystery guest!!

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