Friday, February 19, 2010

Boy or Girl?

I broke down and bought an Inte.lligender test. Handed my $30 to the cashier...she looked at the box and asked, "Is this supposed to tell you what you're having?" it claims! We'll see if the results hold true.

It did have a disclaimer on the box that if you have PCOS, you can possibly get a false "boy" result. So the test results were gold/orange (girl), with greenish sediment (boy?). So I emailed the company (including the photo below). They responded promptly and said just the color of the liquid in the vial mattered - so it's a "girl" result. The rep asked me to email when we found out via ultrasound to see if results were "confirmed". My 16 week ultrasound is 1 week from today, so hopefully we will get a look then! :) Either way I will be thrilled...we just want healthy.

We are debating names right now. I'd like to honor my mom (who's passing was 2 years ago yesterday). Her name was Ann. So right now the contenders are Abigail Ann, Lillian Ann (called Lilly Ann), Olivia Ann, and Annabelle Grace. I love Annabelle, but my hang up is that my cousin, who is getting married in July, mentioned a few months ago, that they have chosen Annabelle or Sebastian for future children. I didn't ask, she volunteered the info - I wish she had never said anything! Because now if we use the name, it looks like "name stealing". My second choice is Abigail Ann (Abby) at this point. We'll just have to see if this is even an issue on Wednesday if he or she cooperates! :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Second Trimester...

I'm heading into the second trimester - I will be 14 weeks on Thursday. I had an OB appointment yesterday, and all looks good. My NT scan also went well. So I'm cruising along until March 3rd. I will be 16 weeks, and have an ultrasound scheduled with my Peri. I hope we are able to take a peek and maybe a guess at the baby's gender? All wives tales are pointing toward girl -but we'll see! I really want to try the Intelligender Test, but it's not reliable for PCOS patients, so I guess I'll save my $35. :(

In other news, my dad is getting remarried in April. His fiancee is a nice lady, but definitely not my mom. I know that's probably a good thing. She is very accepting of us and very sweet to Christopher, so in that respect we are lucky. It is just hard seeing him snuggle and kiss another woman - so strange.

I am thinking of all of you out there - I was out of town all last week, and only checked blogs from my phone. I will be a better poster/commenter this's my goal!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kitty Chaos

This is totally off topic, but it made up a good portion of my night last night, so I thought I'd post about it! We have quite a zoo in our house. Three cats and two dogs. Two of the kitties sleep in our room at night. Last night, they decided to have a "puke-off" and proceeded to throw up multiple times through the night - ugh! Those of you with cats know the sound I'm talking about. It can wake you from a dead sleep so you make sure they aren't on the bed or anywhere nearby where they can do damage to linens or worse! Needless to say, it was a long night of rude awakenings. Thanks, George and KK for the chaotic sleep last night!

Three more nights until my NT scan...