Friday, August 07, 2009

It's a...

Yesterday morning, I had my 21 week ultrasound. It was awesome and I'm so glad Walter got to be there too. :) The baby is perfect! You might not know, but I have a partial seizure disorder and am on seizure medication (have to stay on it while pregnant). Because of this, the doctor was looking for some specific things with the baby -- spine, heart, and lips (a side effect can be a cleft lip). The spine looks great, I could easily see the four chambers of the heart working -- which was SO COOL -- and the lips are perfect. Yea! He does want me to come in for another ultrasound at 32 weeks, just to keep track of the baby's growth -- positive side: get another ultrasound! The doctor was also very encouraging regarding my medicine. The medicine I'm on, Lamictal, has very few side effects for me (which I knew) AND low fetal side effects. Whew! I had to switch neurologists during my pregnancy (insurance issues) and he made me worry, etc. (In general, I'm finding that neurologists are very intimidating...). The doctor who did my ultrasound was AWESOME.

Oh yeah, and the doctor agreed with the ultrasound technician and said it is definitely a boy! It's so fun to know and I can't stop smiling after all the good news and finding out the sex of my baby. I'm ready to do some shopping!