Baby girl’s Full Birth Story

The following is the more complete version of her birth story.  It is long, somewhat graphic, and not for the faint of heart.  No puppies or rainbows here.

You’ve been warned.

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So, in the last like 4 days, I feel like my life has turned into this.

I should preface this with: baby girl is doing fine!  It’s not really about that.  My BP is consistently higher than I’d like, but not in the “call the doctor” zone they gave me.  I have another growth scan and appointment on Thursday, so I’ll ask if we should (further) up my meds.  And I know part of that is my slightly tight BP cuff.  I ordered a bigger one, and it doesn’t have the right plug for my machine (even though I called the company and asked which one to order!  Grr!) so I’m just using the one I’ve got, knowing it’ll run a little high, but give me a decent picture — so, better than *not* taking my BP at home.  If it gets super high, I’ll probably run to a drug store and take it there.

ANYway.  The roller coaster part is, I’m almost 7 months pregnant.  And we’re still considering a huge life change (besides the upcoming baby).  I don’t want to post too much about it until we know more.  It could be many months before we make something happen.  Or maybe not.  We’ll see.


Whew.  Every time I want to write a post, I get distracted.  This time by vacation.  Whee, vacation! 😀  It was a lot of fun.  We saw some waterfalls, ate delicious produce, and basically just relaxed.  It was great, but not too much to tell.  Here’s a pic of one of the waterfalls we saw:


Anyway, let’s play a little catch-up here.  (Pregnancy stuff and an ultrasound pic below the cut)

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Anatomy Scan yesterday! (pic heavy)

So, we had our anatomy scan yesterday.  And it went well!  Seemed like everything that was supposed to be there, was… and nothing that wasn’t supposed to be there, wasn’t. 😉  Baby’s heart is about the size of a pencil eraser, but we could still see 4 distinct chambers!  This was a particular concern of mine, because I know two special heart babies (and their amazing mamas ❤ ).

Anyway, after a while and a ton of pictures, the tech had me get up to pee and move around to get some better angles of baby, and find out the sex!  Here it is:

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Best sound ever

So, originally our OB appointment to hear the heartbeat was at 11:40 this morning.  Well, they called me this morning to tell me that my doctor would be delivering a baby today, so they would have to push me to 4pm.

Well, 4pm was a little optimistic.

We arrive for our 3:45 check-in, only to find out the doc is still at the hospital, but is expected back around 4:30.  4:30 comes and goes.  Around 4:45, they say the baby was finally born (healthy baby girl!) and the doc should be heading back to the office.  Just after 5 they bring us into the exam room, check my vitals, and say it should be about 10 more minutes.  And she finally comes in around 5:45.

We talked for a little bit, going over how I’m feeling what’s going on, etc. etc.  I have to remember that with my doctor details are important, whereas most people I just say things are going well.  They are.  But there are some small things (minor back ache, round ligament pain, stuff like that) that I don’t need to mention to most people, but should probably tell my doctor.

And then it was time for the Doppler.  She found the heartbeat like instantly, and it was the best sound I’ve ever heard.  Heartbeat of around 162.  ❤  Best day ever.  (And worth waiting all day for)

3 weeks from today is our Anatomy Scan.  I am excited, and nervous.  Please let everything look good.  I am definitely excited to find out if it’s a boy or a girl.  But I really just hope for a healthy baby.