Close Call

I'm off to a seminar with my boss and coworkers this morning (oral cancer detection - important stuff), but there was a recurring question on yesterday's gender reveal party post that I wanted to answer.

Yes, we were able to find out Babykin's gender on Tuesday! Thank you for all your prayers. It was a close one.

It was an off day to begin with. Baby was moving like crazy around 12:30, but it's usually still asleep at 12:30 - it wakes up and moves around 1:30 on a normal day. So of course by the time I got to the doctor's office, the baby was asleep again. I know he/she moves around in there alot - I can feel it. But I never get to see it! Oh well.

The orange juice did not work. Or maybe I just drank it too soon and threw Babykin's schedule off. I don't know.

The baby started out bent directly in half - it's feet were up by it's head. Comfortable position, huh? It amazes me how flexible babies can be! Then right about the time when the tech was going to check the gender, Babykin's tucked it's feet together right down there - like he/she was sitting "Indian-style". And they stayed right down there for the rest of the appointment.

The tech just kept repeating how it was in the "worst possible position" for a gender check. She also tried jiggling the probe above it's feet to get it to move. I was thinking it was a lost cause - remember how I told you guys that Babykins is shy? If I poke at my stomach, he/she will stop moving. So I didn't have too much hope in the jiggling method.

We got the most adorable views of the face - and the mischevious little baby even stuck it's tongue out at us! He/she was taunting us, I think. But, truth be told, I thought it was adorable.

Derek and I were praying that Babykins would move it's feet so the tech could get a look. Finally the tech had finished checking everything else, and tried for the gender check one more time. By this time I was thinking about how I was going to have to find one of those little ultrasound places and pay out-of-pocket for another ultrasound to find out the gender. We needed to know this week - I have thirty people coming over tomorrow to find out the gender, after all!

This is where all those prayers come in - at the last second, Babykins moved it's feet enough to take a look. I was so relieved when the tech told us she "got it". She then proceeded to shut everything down, and she wrote the gender down and sealed it in an envelope with the "proof" pictures. After waiting what seemed like forever for the doctor, Derek and I took that envelope and went out to dinner to find out what it was . . .

And yes, you still have to wait until Monday for me to announce it on here! Sorry, friends. The family has a right to know before the blog world, I'm afraid.

You have until midnight tonight to vote on what you think it is, though! See the little poll in the sidebar. So far 54% of you think it's a girl, and 45% think it's a boy - the gap is closing . . .

The doctor told us the baby was doing great - no malformations or other bad things on the anatomy scan, so we have a healthy baby on our hands! Thank you all for your prayers for a healthy Babykins as well - he/she is measuring in right at one pound. One pound! We are officially out of the ounces, people! No wonder he/she can kick me so hard.

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Brittney Galloway said...

YAY! You know now! Can't wait to hear and I hope the party is a success!

Kelley said...

so glad you could see the baby so well! Have so much fun at the party! Can't wait to find out!

Kristin said...

SO exciting! I can't wait to find out!

Mrs. A said...

YAY!! I will be blog stalking you on Monday :)

Amber Hansen said...

Wow! What a crazy appointment! I'm so glad you were able to find out. I'm sure the gender reveal party will be a huge success, and I can't wait to hear the result!

Julie S. said...

Ahhhh I can't wait to know!

ashley said...

Yay! I'm so glad you were able to find out - we're excited to hear what it is too!:D

Rebecca Louise. said...

So great to hear and cannot wait until Monday!

katie said...

What a sweet little stinker sitting Indian style! So glad you found out. I'm thrilled for the reveal. Hope you have a blast at your party!

Melanie said...

Thank goodness babykins moved so the tech could see what the gender is!! I would have been about to DIE!! Can't wait to hear what your having! Also..the best news was that baby is good and healthy..Praise God for that!!

Anonymous said...

C'mon, I'm dying here! Boy or Girl??!!!

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