Monday, January 07, 2008

Anatomy Scan Tomorrow

The big anatomy scan is tomorrow. For normal folks, this would be the big Boy or Girl moment. For us, or at least me, it's the big Hope Everything Looks Okay moment.

Sing it with me now: I am so scared.

H is, of course, convinced that everything is okay. But he giggles that I am so worried, which he says is perfectly normal.

Mostly he's confident because we heard Spunketta's heartbeat last night. He got me a fetal doppler stethascope for Christmas, and when he or I are feeling especially anxious,we whip it out and go in search of the heartbeat.

Yesterday, Spunketta was up to her usual tricks. It took more than twenty minutes to find her heart. I searched for five, then handed the wand over to H. I closed my eyes and focused on breathing. In. Out. In. Out.

About the time I could barely hold back tears, H found it. Spunketta is SO grounded.

In other cheerful news, Mama has decided that my having a baby is not a good idea. She gave me a long talk about it this morning. I should just adopt, she says. It's better.

Um. But Mama, I am *already* pregnant.

She blinked a moment and shrugged. "Doesn't matter. You'll need to adopt, anyway."

Living with crazy people is not for the weak.


Samantha said...

FWIW, Mama does make for some interesting blog reading! :0

Good luck tomorrow.

Familyof2 said...

Shoosh Momma, don't scare Nica any more than she already is!

I want to see if you are still grounding Spunketta when she is say...2 weeks over due, your ankles are swollen and you are just DONE being pregnant :)

Waiting Amy said...

I hear you -- I'm scared too, 6+ week scan today.

You're gonna do great -- that Spunketta is a trouper!

SaraS-P said...

At leasted you've "adopted" a healthy attitude toward it all!

Best of luck at the appt.

Katie said...

Mama is one crazy character! But she sure makes life interesting for you and entertaining for us.

Fingers crossed and prayers being sent your way for a good scan tomorrow!

Bea said...

Oh, Mama, Mama.

Wow - the big scan already! I know - it feels like every hour has been a year so far for you.

Isn't it cute the way fertile people call it "that scan where you find out if it's a boy or a girl". Oh, you mean the Foetal *Anomoly* Scan???

I prefer "Big Scan" myself.


noswimmers said...

Best of luck with the scan...and Mama is always good for a giggle.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Gosh, that stings!

Hope the scan went perfectly today!

JAMs Wife said...

amen to "Living with crazy people is not for the weak." I completely understand that one!

Dianne/Flutter said...

I love Mama....she cracks me up. Nica glad that scan went so well.