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Jul 2, 2010

Mommy Updates and Special Gender Guess Giveaway CLOSED

Update from Mommy:
We had an ultrasound earlier this week, and the baby is looking great (see the picture in yesterday's post). I'll be having lots of ultrasounds so I'll be posting those pics when I get them. For this most recent ultrasound, the nuchal translucency, the test itself came back perfect (nuchal fold measured 1.6mm) and the baby was measuring right on target (60.7mm)! The heart rate was also great (149bpm), so everything is looking wonderful right now.

Now for my doctor gripe. Some of you may have read parts of this on my other blog, but I want to get everyone's opinion. After the ultrasound the MFM doctor came in to talk to me. He then proceeded to scare me senseless about doing a "trial of labor" rather than an elective C-Section...telling me how much higher the risk of horrible things happening if I try to labor. Things like uterine rupture, higher risk of infection after a C-Section during labor rather than a C-Section not in labor, that kinda stuff. Now remember, my C-Section was an emergency, and I have a HUGE horizontal scar on my abdomen. I have no idea how big the incision was on my uterus, but this doctor said that the fact that my uterine artery got nicked is a bad sign. He thinks it means my incision/scar is into my "contractile muscles" which he says GREATLY increases the risk of uterine rupture. (The same as someone who had a vertical incision.) So, I'm being an informed patient and going straight to the source--the man who performed my C-Section! He's supposed to call me so we can discuss what HE feels the risks are of laboring/delivering vaginally vs. planned C-Section. Since I want to have many kids, having several C-Sections is a really bad idea and something to try to be avoided, but having the baby and I live through labor/delivery is really the ultimate in importance. The doctor who did my C-Section has no monetary gain from me having a C-Section this time around, since I won't be delivering at his hospital. Hopefully I'll be able to get an honest doctorly opinion from an "innocent bystander" who actually knows EVERYTHING that happened in the delivery room. What are your thoughts? You guys know the story, what do you think my chances are of uterine rupture or something equally horrifying? :-)

Now for the fun! I took an IntelliGender test at 11 1/2 weeks and figured I'd make a game about it for you guys. I had a lot of fun taking the test, and it was torture even waiting until 11 1/2 weeks to do it. I know you can do the test at 10 weeks, but I wanted to wait a bit to be sure. I also had to stop taking my progesterone cream at least 10 days before taking the test, so I didn't want to stop super early. I restarted it now, and obviously there was no harm done from stopping for a few weeks.

Now for the giveaway! This will be a guessing game. You only get ONE entry into the giveaway, but it's super easy.

First, you MUST be a public follower of this blog, then you can comment with your guess on what you think the IntelliGender gave as the baby's sex and whether or not you think it's correct. I will be picking the winner from all of the CORRECT entries. The giveaway will end when I have my gender determination ultrasound, on August 6, and I'll reveal the correct answer and winner then. Now then, here are your four possible choices:

Orange (Girl); Right (Girl)
Orange (Girl); Wrong (Boy)
Green (Boy); Right (Boy)
Green (Boy); Wrong (Girl)

So, for example, if you think the IntelliGender turned green (which means boy), and you think that the baby is actually a boy, then you would cut and paste "Green (Boy); Right (Boy)" into your comment. Make sense? Now go guess!!!

Oh, probably want to know what you'll be winning. Well, since this is a pregnancy related guessing game then I think the prize should be pregnancy/TTC related, don't you? I have a whole bunch of pregnancy tests and ovulation predictors that need a home (and will be expiring long before I'm TTC #4). I also have a bottle of Femaprin and a bottle of Evening Primrose Oil that I might be persuaded to give up, too. And, if you're lucky, I might throw in a First Response Fertility Test. :-) What do you think, are you in? Then what are you waiting for? GO GUESS!!

(Don't know what IntelliGender is? Click here for more info.)

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. The winner will be picked from the correct entries via and will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

Make sure to leave me your email address with your entry so I can email you if you win. If your email address is on your blogger profile or on your blog that's fine too. If I cannot find your email address, I will mention that when I post the winner of the giveaway, and you'll have 48 hours to email me or another winner will be drawn.


Shelley said...

Hi, congratulations on your pregnancy. I would say to you that your doctor is probably not trying to scare the crap out of you (even if he did actually succeed). I think they all have to do that to cover themselves malpractice insurance wise. I have had three C-sections. I was given the chance to labor after c section number one, but I wound up having a c section number two anyway. So I was exhausted and still had to have the surgery.
I was not encouraged to try to labor the third time and really, post surgical care after the third one was harder on my body that the first two.
I would just recommend you pray on the issue and let nature take its course. And don't let the doc scare you too much.
Have a great 4th of July weekend.

Yenta Mary said...

I don't need any of those accoutrements, as I'm veering towards menopause and am too old to have any more children at 47. But I want to play the game!!! So here's my guess: Orange (Girl); Right (Girl)

As for the scary doc -- my ex-husband is a doctor, so I've heard some stories. So my two-cents' worth, as someone who never had to make that choice and thus can only go on theory: I would go with the scheduled c-section. Less chance of an emergency or a crisis, you get to prepare yourself for it. Not what you want, but provides the most predictability and least risk ....

Unknown said...

I say Green (Boy), Wrong, (Girl)

Just Wrap It Fitness said...

Thanks for buzzing by BOBT. I am your newest follower, congrats on your little one!!


Eileen said...

I am so stinkin' excited for you girl. Here is my guess: Green (Boy); Right (Boy)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your healthy pregnancy, many woman overlook the "i want a healthy baby" for "I want a girl" or "i hope she has my eyes". I'm just glad that you are doing well. Continue on your healthy carriage.

Peggy B. said...

I definitely can't use the prize, but I still want to guess! I think it's: Green (Boy); Right (Boy)

Jasmine said...

Congratulations! =) I think its: Orange (Girl); Right (Girl)

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

I don't need the tests, but I'll guess anyway.

I vote for Green (Boy), Right (Boy)

Unknown said...

Green (boy) Right (boy)

Colleen Jeanne said...

I say that it said girl, and is wrong and you are having a boy!

Amber said...

Orange (Girl); Wrong (Boy)

Jennifer L. said...

I'm a new follower. Congrats on your pregnancy! My guess is: Green (boy), Right (boy)
jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

melanie swan said...

Hello!! I just found you and am a new follower :) I'm going to jump right in and take a wild guess:

Green (Boy); Right (Boy)

It will be so interesting to see if this test was accurate for you! But regardless, just praying that your little one, whatever it is, is perfectly healthy!

melanie swan said...

Whoops! Forgot to leave my email for my guess!


In case I have a chance to win, I don't want to miss out!

Heather Aguilar said...

Orange (Girl); Right (Girl)
theaguilars at verizon dot net

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