Yikes! It's been 2wks since my last update. I've tried to get in here a few times to update but never seem to get it done. I had my 20wk dr appt yesterday and heard the results of my amnio. Everything came back NORMAL!!!! Everyone was dying to know if I'd find out what I was having. One nurse asked if I had an inkling of what it was or if I had a preference. I said No and No, although it'd be cool if it was a boy since we haven't had a baby boy in 11yrs. (Jake's 11th birthday is 5 days after my due date).
My blood pressure was fine and my weight is up...but I can't complain since I haven't gained a lot. Still it kind of bugs me since I know I haven't been eating as well as I should be. Hard to keep the carbs down when Spaghetti is the meal and snack of choice as much as possible.
The midwife came in and told me all tests came back normal. We talked about my insulin. I told her my numbers have been all over the place but I haven't been eating right or taking my insulin at times (can't seem to remember to do my evening shot). So I wanted to keep things where they are with me upping it if I feel the need. Then she asked....do you want to know what it is? YES! She walked over with my chart, flipped the paper on the report and showed me.... 46;XY. We are having a BOY!!!! Wooooooohoooooooooo! We found HIS heartbeat almost immediately...no chasing him today. She kept it on an extra long time. I told her I was wishing I could wear it 24/7. It's something you never get tired of hearing.
As I walked out of the exam room the nurses were standing there waiting to see the expression on my face. They were laughing at the huge smile I had on my face. I said you should see your faces....you're grinning like fools too! Thing is just hearing my baby and hearing about it put the smile on my face...I don't think the sex of it did. I'll probably have the same look after my next appt in 2wks since we get to do a full sono! :oD
Luke had a dr appt after me, then we picked up Michelle and grabbed something to eat at Burger King. I called Tom while waiting for Luke to be called into his appt. He was really happy but couldn't talk long. All the melting snow and rain has him working double shifts and running nonstop.
After the appt we decided to run to Marshalls so Michelle could look for jeans. Danielle and I headed to the baby section. I have a baby shower on Sunday for my nephew's wife and needed to find gender neutral things to buy. They don't know what they are having and aren't going to find out. Do you know how hard it is to find gender neutral things!! Yeah there are green and yellow clothes out there but they are always decorated in gender specific things (flowers, bugs, tools etc). I managed to find a nursery organizer and a set of 4 ecru with mint green receiving blankets. I think I might get a gift card for the rest of their present. (also have a mint green...I love my grandma bib and a feeding set put away). If I decide differently I'll try to get to Target before Sunday. Oh yeah and for myself I bought a 5pk of blue/boy print onsies..size Newborn and a 4pk of boyish receiving blankets.
While we were at the store my phone rings. It's Eileen, who had just walked in the door from school. She asks...Moooom when are you going to find out what you're having? Did you find out yet? I asked her if it had been bugging her all day and she said it had. I then asked what she was hoping it would be. She said a boy. I said Well YOU'RE RIGHT! Then there was a bunch of screaming in my ear as she tells everyone at home the news. So it's safe to say that everyone is pleased. :o)
There's more to talk about but I'll save it. Have to get kids out the door for the bus. TGIF!