Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Boy or Girl?!

This morning's appointment went GREAT!  
As usual, I was called right back, and on my way into the back area I noticed that there was a flyer and business cards displayed advertising Bradley classes!  YAY!  This doctor will be supportive of Bradley natural childbirth, which is our goal!  I had heard some horror stories about some doctor's not approving of patients who take Bradley classes because they end up being very educated and opinionated about the birth experience.  It was a big relief to see that they are supportive of this method!  Also, they were completely fine and non-pushy about my turning down the down's and cystic fibrosis screenings.  
The heartbeat was found quickly and easily....measured in the 150s.
And, we scheduled the 20 week appointment and ULTRASOUND! YAY!
We are planning a party to reveal "boy or girl" for our family and friends...and us too!
The plan is to take the results (picture) to a bakery and they will make the inside of the cake pink or blue.  We will all find out at the party when we cut in to the cake!
I've already reserved the church for the party, ordered the cake, and sent out evites.
What will we do if for some reason they can't tell boy or girl?  Well...the party is scheduled the day after the ultrasound so we will have time to cancel.  And I'll just get the cake made with Christmas decorations instead and we'll take it to a Christmas gathering. :)
Five weeks until the next appointment.  Which also means only FIVE weeks until CHRISTMAS people!


Josh'sWif said...

I've loved the idea of finding out through the cake...although I might be too antsy! lol! Thats gonna be so cute!!

Kellie Paige said...

So happy for you and can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl-- very exciting!! Hope you're feeling better very soon!

Erin said...

I have heard of other people doing the cake icing thing before - it is such a fun idea!! So glad your docs aren't scared of Bradley childbirth classes, ha ha... we took Bradley and loved it, had two natural births, and we did encounter a really bad attitude toward us from one doc the first time. Enough people complained about his superior, condescending attitude that he was gone from the practice before our second one was born! Who are you taking Bradley classes from?

Oh, and we'd love to have you at a La Leche League meeting sometime! I don't know if we are your closest group, but we have meetings in both Calhoun and Rome now, and it would be great to see you again if you came!! :)

Carrie said...

As FATE would have it, I have a neighbor/friend who is a Bradley instructor, a doula, and currently in midwifery school. She just had a home birth last year, and is going to be my all around birth coach!
I will definitely look into your La Leche League meetings when the time comes. Calhoun or Rome are about equal distance for me. Thanks for the info!