This is big week, baby wise any way. My sister, who is 11 weeks pregnant has her first appointment with her prenatal specialist tomorrow. And I have an appointment with my prenatal specialist on Wednesday. I am excited about both of these. My sister has a high risk pregnancy because she has ulcerative colitis and it is not in remission right now. This puts her at a high risk for miscarriage or other prenatal problems. I am excited to hear what her specialist has to say regarding her pregnancy, and I am also excited/anxious about her ultrasound.
I am also ready for my appointment. I haven't had an ultrasound in several weeks. I am anxious to see if there has been any changes. The doctors don't expect there to be, but on that same note the Dr I have been speaking with on a daily basis is not limited by what diagnosis the other doctors have given Tres. (if you are confussed as to what Doctor I am talking about it is the Great Physician, a.k.a. God)
I want the doctor to look extra hard to see if the baby is a boy or a girl. The lack of amniotic fluid makes it hard to see much, so that is why both of my doctors have said that we won't be able to tell the sex of the baby until birth. At first I was really okay with this. At the beginning of the pregnancy I asked my husband if the sex of this baby could be a surprise. We already have a boy or a girl, so we are pretty much prepared either way. He emphatically said, "No way!" He said that finding out at the ultrasound IS a surprise. So we agreed to find out. And then the complications arose and we are now unable to know until the birth. That is why I was originally fine with not knowing this time. Even though we don't know the sex, we suspect it is a boy. That is why we say "he" instead of "it". I also didn't want to spend all those months referring to my baby as "it" anyway. But now I am wanting to know the sex. I pray for Tres so much, and yesterday while i was praying I started wondering if it really is a "he". I would really like to have that confirmed. I would feel like I am praying more specifically. Anyway, we will just have to wait and see what the doctor can see....
I will be sure to post an update after the visits.