Monday, April 5, 2010


After spending the past 3 years in a lovely 2 bedroom apartment, my DH and I are moving to a 3 bedroom house. It's only a couple of miles from where we live now, and it's lovely. It has great curb appeal. There's a weeping willow out front. A lovely yard. The only problem is, the living room and dining area are tiny. I thought we had a smallish LR and dining area in the apartment, but it's huge compared to the house.

It has a fireplace, and we were thinking of mounting our 46" flat screen above it. Then my DH heard that some people don't recommend that because it can be a crappy view. So now we have to figure out a way to cram that sucker in...or (what I'm leaning toward) just buy a smaller one. I also want to buy a smaller couch. We have a giant sectional that will swallow the new LR whole. But it was kind of expensive, and since we're renting this lovely house, we don't want to spend a lot on new furniture, only to move in a year or two. So basically, we'll be straddling the TV everytime we want to watch something.

In other news, the baby is doing well. I saw my OB (the one who I saw all last year with my RPL) for my 16 week checkup (yes, 16 weeks...I can't believe it!). He works with two other OBs, and I saw them my last two appointments. I was excited to see him because it's the first time I've seen him since the last loss. I was expecting hugs, and oh my gosh so happy for you; but, it was a little anticlimatic. He was a bit awkward to be honest.

Then he decided to scare the sh*t out of us by saying, "there was a discrepancy with your NT ultrasound." I just braced myself, thinking, great, can I ever get good news from this guy? Well the baby measured 13 weeks instead of 12 weeks, 1 day. So he asked if I was sure about my LMP (I asked, are you serious? I can practically tell you the hour it started). Then he said he wants an accurate due date in case there are issues later and we have to deliver early. Great. Glad you're preparing for the worst, but did you have to say it in such an ominous way? Do you realize what we've been through? So with my 20 week US, they'll look at what the baby's measuring and figure out, what they think is the most accurate due date.

My feeling is, my DH and I are tall. Maybe I'm going to have a tall kid. I mean, at what stage do babies start measuring differently? Babies are not all born the same height. But, whatever. I was just a little disappointed that he didn't dance a little jig for us. I decided I like his one colleague better. She was very optimistic with my first 2 ultrasounds (when I was scared sh*tless). And she was extremely reassuring and sweet. I've always gone to female docs anyway.

But the important thing is, the little guy seems to be progressing nicely. And I'm so thankful for that. I still hold my breath, but I also relax a bit more every day. And each day, it starts to feel a little more real. Like this could actually happen.

1 comment:

LuckyOnce said...

I'm sorry that your OB wasn't a little more excited. I know that feeling of expectations for people's reactions that they just don't live up to. Yuck! Hope you can see his colleague more than him!

I'm so glad to hear that everything is still going well. 16 is a nice solid week to be in. Things seem to be looking really good for you. :) So happy to see you doing well. I can imagine that the doctor's comment about your NT scan would be un-nerving, but try not to read too much into it. It sounds like maybe your OB just doesn't understand how much unnecessary angst his word choice might cause!