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Friday, December 14, 2012

20 week ultrasounds

Week 18 I went in for my 20 week ultrasound.  From the moment the ultrasound tech called me into the room, I knew there was going to be an issue.  She didn't say "hi" or make small talk, she started with "Why are you here so early?"  Really?  I didn't choose this, the doctor tells me when to come and in and I do. If he requested a 20 week ultrasound during week #18, am I supposed to tell him, "no, it's too soon?" She then comes back with "You know we aren't going to get everything, right?"  I sweetly said, "I'm sure you will do your best."  She didn't!  She was cold and quiet during the entire ultrasound and ended up not getting everything and didn't even give me a picture to go home with.  I asked if she was able to see the gender and she says, "Can't tell but I am going to guess it's a girl cause you have 2 other girls."  Come on lady!?!?  What is the science behind that?  Anyway, she tells me that my fluid is low and I need to take it easy and drink lots and lots of water.  Take it easy?  I am leaving for Disney World tomorrow!!!  I went into an examination room to wait for the doctor and I am totally freaking out.  Picturing myself riding around Disney in one of those "rascals."  Doctor comes in and tells me everything looks good and I should have a great time on my trip and come back in 3 weeks.  I have a family friend who works at the office so after I got home and googled everything about low fluid I called her to ask just how low my fluid was.  She checked my chart and didn't see any mention of low fluid.  The tech told the doctor my fluid was normal.  What!?!?  What is her problem!?!?  

Week 22 I go back in for her to try again.  I should have known when I saw her, we wouldn't get anywhere.  Once again, she was cold and quiet and wasn't able to see the spine.  Now, I'm not a ultrasound tech and I don't get paid the big bucks but I could see the spine!  Again, she tells me she couldn't get any good pictures to print one for me and she couldn't tell the gender but she is guessing it's a girl.  Guessing?  Why the hell do we pay for all this great technology if she's gonna guess?  Her logic, again, is because I already have 2 girls.  Well, gee, why didn't I think of that?  She tells me again that my fluid is low and I watch her put it in the chart.  When I see the doctor he tells me it's not dangerously low, I should just be sure to drink more water that usual.  

So, I have to go back on New Year's Eve to have another ultrasound so they can see the spine and maybe get the gender.  If I have her again, I am going to scream but I am not hopeful there will be 2 techs since it is NYE.  If I don't find out (with a picture!) then I am going to just chalk it up to Baby #3 wanting to be a surprise and go with it.  So few things in life are surprises anymore, why not? 

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the holiday season.  Can you believe 2013 is just 3 weeks away?