We were back at our doctor's office again, it seemed like we had just been there not a day or two before... but there again in the waiting room we sat... and well...waited. I was already excited and it seemed like we waited for hours. Then nurse called us back. I had been careful this time not to use the bathroom... knowing they would need a sample. But they did not ask for one at first. Instead, the sonographer jumped right to the ultrasound to check the gender of the baby.
I was excited that we would find out so quickly, but I regretted not using the bathroom almost immediately. The sonographer turned on the machine and we waited anxiously to see the results. She pushed and prodded, making my abdomen feel quite uncomfortable. Then she looked disappointed. "It looks like your baby is resting with its feet blocking my view." The baby looked much more grown than we had last seen it. It was sitting with its arm up resting under its head and sure enough the little feet were blocking the way.
Suddenly, I felt jabbing and prodding like never before, as the sonographer pushed around on my abdomen far much harder and more intense. Right on my bladder. All I could think was "don't pee. don't pee." I could barely keep it in. She smiled at me and said "I'm just seeing if I can get this little guy to kick and move a little so we can see." More jabbing proceeded, but still no dice. "There sure is a lot going against us today." The sonographer said sadly after trying for what seemed like forever for my poor prodded bladder. "The baby, first of all, is breached (meaning it was feet first) and sitting down close to your pubic bone. Second, the umbilical cord is lying directly between its legs and its little feet are up blocking our vision." She kept trying some more... but then she sighed and apologized. We would not be finding out that day. :(
But our little baby was so big and healthy, I couldn't help being in awe of how quickly he/she grew in just a few weeks. I could see the forehead and the nose clearly and he/she was looking pretty well fed. :) Even though we didn't find out that day we were still able to watch our little one move around, looking pretty comfy in his/her little home. :)
Long story short... we will have to find out next time :) Hopefully ;) Fingers crossed! Which will be May 2nd, by the way....