|My great-niece or nephew - we'll find out next month|
Back in the day - we had to wait 43 days after our last period to find out if we were pregnant. My first two pregnancies, I did not have any tests, sonograms, nothing. It wasn't necessary. My last baby, in 1984 - I allowed them to do a sonogram. The first one came back, that the baby was "grossly deformed." They wanted me to go to their better facility to get another. I had to wait 4 weeks! The baby was moving - and here I was, worried sick that this baby was deformed. We even asked, "by deformed" did they mean, the baby was a little-person like Michael - Technically, (although we really don't like to hear that word) in the medical world, Dwarfism is a deformity. They said, from what they could tell initially, the baby was not a dwarf.
I had a GUT feeling, they were wrong.
|Baby Navy at 3 mos.|
They were - the next sonogram showed a healthy baby. They asked me if I wanted to know the sex- I did not. They hinted it was a girl. WRONG AGAIN.
Medical technology has come so far since then. Would I today, want to know the sex? No. I loved the wait and everyone being so surprised and all. I wouldn't of changed a thing. (Except for those rotten, old sonograms of the 80's)
|Navy - homecoming in Va after long deployment|