Friday, February 16, 2007
Speck Continues Large And In Charge
We had another Baby Speck check-up on Thursday, and all is well with both Mama and Baby. Once again, my fears about Speck's largeness and overabundance of kickiness were scoffed at by the midwife. Everyone always takes the fetus' side. Since I expressed some fears about another premature delivery, they went ahead and did an ultrasound to check my cervix, to see if there was any indication that Speck was kicking her way to an early freedom. Apparently, Speck's constant and violent pounding on her uterine home is not a sign that she is ready to vacate any time soon. The doctor declared my cervix 'excellent', meaning that it is the exact right length for my current level of pregnancy. It is a body part that I have never had complimented before, but you have to accept praise where you find it in this life. We also, incidentally, got another very clear shot of Speck's personal areas, and the doctor said that she could now tell us with 100% confidence that we are having a girl. Max came with us to the appointment, and the midwife let him push the button to start the Doppler machine that lets us listen to Speck's heartbeat. He was thrilled, and wanted to turn the machine on and off several times. If pushing a button once is helpful, pushing it twenty-six times must be twenty-six times more helpful, right?
Posted by Chelsa at 8:47 PM