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?

8 comments:

granny said...

Perhaps Speck is going to be a dancer and she is just enthusiastically practicing her graceful leaps and turns. Her studio is a wee bit cramped so naturally she will occasionaly bounce into the walls - luckily they are padded.

Chelsa said...

Like I said, everyone takes the fetus' side. Speck seems to be "dancing" right on top of my bladder an awful lot, and with great and hostile force, but I suppose you think that is just coincidence.

Joshua said...

I really enjoy any post that uses the word cervix. We should all get together soon, before speck arrives. We miss you!

Ian said...

Dude! We miss you too! We will come visit soon!

Allan said...

Its good to hear that all is well with you and speckette. even if she is enthusiastically exercising herself at inopportune times. Just stay close to the washroom and all will be well

Love ya
Dad

Aunt C said...

Typical Tillman female baby--have Grandpa Tillman (Phil) tell you about the "Llama Serenede".

Jen said...

When is Speck's ETA? I mean we all know it's just a guess. In actuality, those little ones have it all planned. They just like to keep it all a secret and laugh as we all wonder about it.

I, too hope to see you soon. Can't wait to see Max in person. He is quite the charmer in all the pics. Oh, and since you last saw me I have been way sleep deprived and can run on very little these days.

Chelsa said...

As of now, we are still being told that Speck should appear around the end of May. I will be bracing myself from April 1st on, however. And then, just to spite me, she'll probably come two weeks late. Stupid fetal conspiracies.