Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Have Been Blessed

We went to the high risk doctor this morning and had our big anatomy scan. I am glad we went because we got some good news, but overall most of what they did could have been done at the regular OB office. We got there about 20 minutes early and went pretty much right back. When we got back we saw a genetic counselor (which ended up being someone just trying to get us to have some expensive lab work we have already declined at our OB office). She did tell me that it does appear that my Factor V Leiden is probably inherited from my Dad's side (which we already knew). After we finally got her to stop talking for a minute and convinced her we were not interested in her labs at this time (possibly if we decide to TTC again in a few years, but for now, I don't even want to think about it), we were put back out into the waiting room.

We sit there for about 30 more minutes before a nurse come to take me back to triage me, just like they do at the regular OB office. You know, weight, blood pressure, and of course, pee in a cup. Which leads me to the next part. I was told to drink at least 32 oz of water before the appointment for the ultrasound, so imagine my surprise when I got to pee first???? CRAZY! Anyway, all looked great and I am up 8.8 pounds since my 1st appointment in November. Not too bad considering all that I've been eating!

Back into the waiting room I went. I sat for another 15-20 minutes before being called back for the US. All looked great. Baby is measuring a day ahead, but we are keeping the current date due to the fact that I had the follicle scan without an ovulation the day before the new date and the new Dr said he still wants to stick with July 14.

I'm sure you are all wondering (well, those of you not on twitter or FB) what the BIG news is! As soon as I sat down, got the gel on and the probe placed on my abdomen, we saw it, plain as day. There is no mistaking what we saw. 116 of you were wrong and 85 of you were right, Baby Ledford is a....
BOY!!!!

He is looking great. Completely healthy with his organs in the right place and a closed spine. I couldn't have been happier! (coming from someone that has lived their entire life with organs in the opposite place than normal and spina bifida!) God blessed us so much today and I am so grateful. I had a HUGE wave of emotion when the tech confirmed that it was a boy. I was so happy, but at the same time I was so overwhelmed that it was finally the day. I had prayed and begged God for this day for a very long time and it was so much better than I thought it would be. I know you want to see pics, but it has been a LONG day (more on that tomorrow). I am off tomorrow and Friday for my Grandmother's funeral and I hope to run by my mom's office and get the pics scanned. I have to find something to wear to the funeral, so I'm sure there might be some baby clothes bought as well!

12 comments:

Lauren said...

So, so happy...I can't wait to meet him. We looked at your picture today on the computer and I told Dawson that he was going to have another "fwend" that was a baby. :) Of course, he kept wanting to see Spencer but at least I tried. :)

Thinking of your dad.

Shanna said...

Thank you God! He is so good! So glad to hear Mr. Ledford is healthy and looking good!!!!

P.S. I was one of the 85! Haha

The Ormons said...

How exciting.. boys are in the water I tell you. Everyone has been having boys including myself. I know you are excited and you are ready to start shopping.

Todd and Courtney said...

I am so pumped and it must be true, everyone I know are having boys this time around. It's crazy how that happens. It's girls one year and boys the next :) He's going to be soooo cute!

Jess said...

Congratulations, Amanda! Such wonderful news that Baby Ledford is growing healthy and strong!

Allison said...

Congrats!!! So excited for you.

Angela said...

Oh, don't even get me started on the high-risk doctor, girlfriend...lol. We'll talk sometime. ;)

So glad you are having a boy! Boys are awesome! :)

Kendra said...

Congrats!!!!!! I am so happy for you =)

God is so good!!!

Matt and Jana Sprouse said...

Congratulations!!! Boys are so much fun!!!

Lauren Kelly said...

Sooooo excited for you!!!!! :)

Kristi said...

Ok, now I found the post. I somehow read them backwards! Congratulations again. Great news of a healthy baby boy! God is great in his timing.

Goldilocks said...

Congratulations Amanda- I read your blog and think it's great. I had a baby boy 7/14 -15 years ago this July. He is just as precious today as he was the day he was born. Good luck!