August 5- The Big Reveal

About two weeks ago we had our monthly visit with my OB. When the receptionist originally scheduled me, she said it was for an ultrasound. I thought it was odd that it was so close to the one we had to have with Maternal Fetal Medicine the week before, but since they said I'd be getting a lot of ultrasounds with me being "super high risk" I didn't think much of it. While were at our visit with MFM the week before, the ultrasound tech told us she thought Baby B was a girl and couldn't quite tell with Baby A. So we were totally banking on my doctor being able to tell us the genders at the visit with her. Needless to say we were pretty disappointed to find out that the appointment was not for an ultrasound, but for a routine Pap! My poor hubby took time off work to come to the visit only to see me get a Pap Smear! Ewww! I'm sure that was thrilling for him. At that point the next ultrasound was going to be the Anatomy Scan at MFM on August 20th and there was NO CHANCE IN HELL we were waiting that long. I immediately jumped online and searched for the most affordable (and accurate) third party ultrasound company in town and booked an appointment. The sucky thing was that we were leaving to fly to Upstate NY to visit the inlaws the very next day so I had to book it for when we got back. Made the appointment for August 5th and impatiently waiting with bated breath...

Which brings us to today, August 5th! I could barely sleep last night I was so nervous/excited about today. We wanted so badly for it to be a boy/girl combo, but I had a feeling it could be two girls. Everyone has been asking me if I thought I knew what combination I was having and I really didn't. What I did definitely feel was that there was at least one girl in there. That I just knew at the center of my core. But had no idea what the other was. 

So the Hubs and I met at Prenatal Impressions at noon and both of us had ants in our pants. So nerve-wracking! We asked the ultrasound guy to do Baby B first, since we had already been told at our last ultrasound that there was a good chance it was a girl. And sure enough it is! They refer to the parts as being "Dangle Down" which means there are these three lines that represent the labia. I could definitely see the lines he was referring to, but the whole image looked like a big blobby mess to me, so I'll take his word for it! 
Next came Baby B. This was it, the whole enchilada. Wouldn't ya know the little bugger had it's legs crossed! After some maneuvering the tech was able to get a money shot. And as he typed the letters I'm pretty sure my heart stopped. D A N G L E   UP. 100% Boy. 
AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I can't believe it!!!! It's a BOY and a GIRL!!!!!! I wanted to jump up and do a cartwheel! (which I would have totally broken an ankle or something) but I seriously couldn't believe it. Total Shock. I was seriously thinking we already have been so lucky that there was no way we'd get the boy/girl combo we wanted. But sure enough!...
I was able to see why Baby A is always moving around like crazy when we see him. He's got his sister laying on top of him at all times cramping his style! He's probably super uncomfortable in there!

So there ya have it. I just had to share. It's pretty surreal. Now it's time to solidify the names. We already have a pretty good idea of what they'll be, but we want to be 100% sure before setting it in stone. And it's also time to start planning for the nursery! I'm thinking of going with a light green baby animal jungle type theme. That's pretty gender neutral but still cute. 

eeeeeeek! I can't believe it!!!!!!!! 

Wishing you all the same kind of luck in your journey!! I've already heard from a few of you who got your BFP and I couldn't be more elated for you. I believe we ALL have a chance so never, ever give up!







18 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! This is AMAZING! WONDERFUL! I'm so very happy for you!!! Thanks for the news, it made my day! :-D

    R.D.

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    1. Thanks, R.D.! So glad I can instill hope in others. Keep on fighting the fight, girl!

      -Cole

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  2. Congrats! What a joy! My heart skipped a beat for ya!

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  3. Congratulations to you and your husband! I stumbled across your blog after typing in "POF and pregnancy" and having little hope of finding anything except the same soul-killing statistics about conception being "all but impossible" and a slew of donor egg advertisements. What an encouragement you are! Thank you for documenting your journey with such honesty and humor! I was diagnosed with POF 20 years ago at age 13. Now that I'm married and hoping to be that 1 in 10 million too, it's such a comfort to know that there are other people out there who beat the odds, and beat them big time!

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    1. C Kane,

      Isn't it awful how there isn't much out there in the way of hope when it comes to statistics? It is incredibly depressing and discouraging. It was reading success stories from others with POF that kept my hope alive (and my sanity)! It just goes to show you that doctors don't know everything, and there is something to be said for treating the body holistically. I wish you the best of luck in your journey and I am always here if you need to talk.

      Sending positive vibes your way!
      Cole

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  4. Hi Jeannette
    i happened upon your blog and i need a little hope too!
    i have gone thru several IVFs- all a bust-
    i am trying to get more details on your fertility pack which YES i would pay for and you should do

    i am doing:
    royal jelly twice a day
    l-arginine twice a day
    myo inositol twice a day
    prenatal
    coq 10 600 mg a day
    vit d/calcium

    i have been doing it for about 2 months, but took two weeks off because i was depressed when my last IVF didn't work
    by the way no doctor or nurse will condone any of this to me, i just cobbled it together.

    kay.
    so happy to read your happy story!!!

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    1. Kay,

      I would love to talk to you more about your hormone levels and all that you have been through. We can also discuss getting a fertility pack if you'd like. You can email me at coleyhay@gmail.com, this way you can fill me in with a little more detail of your story and maybe we can put our heads together to come up with a strategy.

      Hope to talk to you soon,
      Cole

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  5. THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!!! In my wildest ideal dreams I have boy/girl twins and it's happening for you!!! I am so excited for you!!

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