Friday, August 18, 2006

The Alien that Lives in my Uterus


So we didn't find out this time what kind of creature is growing in my belly (girl, boy, nerd, conehead). Though you can clearly see that my offspring has quite a handsome spine, and a possible future as a contortionist.

Everytime my doctor sends me to book an ultrasound, I think no problemo, routine ultrasound. Then the ultrasound girl looks at me like I have three heads and asks why the heck am I getting this done now? The answer of course is that my doctor LOVES doing tests. He orders chest X-rays when I have a cough. Sometimes he gets my blood tested for HIV just for kicks. Anyway, I might need another ultrasound in a couple weeks so the doc can enjoy more pics of my insides.

Usually before an ultrasound or doctor's appointment I have this irrational fear that they'll tell me that I'm not really going to have a baby and there's just a dead fetus floating in there. But I think I may have felt it move this morning. I can't be sure, it was quite subtle and might have been a gas bubble or my imagination. I choose to believe it was my baby. It's alive, Igor! It's alive!

Oh, and they also took my blood. Vampires.

2 comments:

Lady S said...

"Usually before an ultrasound or doctor's appointment I have this irrational fear that they'll tell me that I'm not really going to have a baby and..."

I thought you were going to finish that sentence with:

"there is a puppy..."
"I am just imagining the morning sickness, increased hunger, missed periods..."
"there is a party going on right now."

Having never been pregnant, I don't understand these irrantional fears you are having. On the other hand, having never been pregnant, I still worry about things like who will take care of my child when I go back to work? How will we handle sick days? Will we be able to afford a new house? So I guess I can understand.

Caz said...

Hey Jen! Wow, everyone, this is one awesome gal!! :D She called all the way across the ocean last night! We had a great catch up for 2 hours - mind you, we did have to catch up on about 7 years worth of chat!! Lol.
Loving teh baby updates btw!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...