Thursday, February 08, 2007

Arrrrggg...

I am happy to report that everything looked well at the u/s and I didn't get arrested. Yes I wanted to INFLICT bodily pain on the u/s tech, but I thought being in jail and PG would not be a good plan!

So here's the story, hopefully with some humor injected so that I don't bore you to death. It ended up that we had a nasty storm the day before so my husband had to come home and get me as it's a highway drive to the u/s clinic that I go to (we aren't talking about the one in town for reasons I don't want to get into right now! :). So anyway he is none to happy that he has to leave work early to get me, but feels better that I am not on the highway. Normally I wouldn't worry about driving on nasty roads but I get more protective of myself given that I am PG. I am not so much worried about my driving but it's everyone else that scares the crap out of me. Well I was glad he came and got me as it was pretty nasty, cars in the ditch everywhere, many of which had rolled.

We arrived at the clinic, I of course had a way to full bladder as per usual. You would think by now that I would have that one figured out. I noticed that the u/s tech that I don't like was there and was hoping that I didn't get her. She was very annoying the one time I had her with my last PG. Also I had booked a 3d u/s so I wanted someone who was good. Well guess what I drew the short straw that was my tech. I am going to call her Valley Girl since she said "LIKE" more times in a minute than was necessary in an entire YEAR. Not kidding! She also kind of slurred her words together like she was half drunk or something. It was "LIKE" red neck meets valley girl splashed in with too much beer (I doubt she drinks wine! LOL) (bad beer!). First impression the first time I met her was that he had a learning disability and I wasn't really sure how she got to be a tech in the first place... she actually sounds really really dumb when she talks. I am quite sure she isn't but "totally" annoying anyway (more valley girl thrown in there just for kicks! :) ).

So way we go with the u/s. We had decided that we didn't want to know the sex this time, we wanted it to be a surprise. (besides I want to hold out hope for as long as possible that we may actually get to add a girl to the family, not that it really matters in the end because I really just want a healthy baby. There is a lot of testosterone going to be flying around here so a little more estrogen might be nice too! :) ) So about half way through she starts referring to "baby" as a specific gender. Now I am pissed, so does this mean she knows, or does this mean that she just calls them all that? (When we had her before we knew what we were having and she didn't make one single reference at all... so now I am wondering). I was going to ask her what that was supposed to mean, but then I thought I would know for sure then I would be really pissed off. So I kept my trap shut (too bad she didn't keep hers shut... "like really eh?" ).

So finally it was hubby's turn to come in. I was looking forward to the 3d part, but now I had a bit of a knot because I may know what we are having (and no I am not telling you what she actually said because someone has to be surprised, I guess if we end up having the opposite gender then we will be surprised too!). She WAS horrible at showing us anything. It was as if she was on steroids or something the way she was moving the u/s wand around. What is my belly on fire are you going to burn your hand? She would show us something, say what it was and before she was done saying what it was she had moved on. If you blinked you would miss it. The 3d u/s SUCKED. She was moving around so quickly that it was very difficult to make out anything but a leg and arm. The picture she took (only one :( ) SUCKED! She didn't zoom it in at all so it's so tiny I think I need a magnifying glass to see it, not like you can make anything out anyway.

In the end we were both glad to see little one moving around but were so disappointed with 'viewing' part of the u/s. So I won't be posting a cute little pic of our tiny one as there really isn't anything to make out anyway :(

So now we move on, and my next O.B. appt. I beg for another u/s!! :)

Quote of the day
A good objective of leadership
is to help those who are doing poorly to do well
and to help those who are doing well
to do even better.
~ Jim Rohn

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14 Comments:

At 7:45 a.m., February 08, 2007, Blogger Krista said...

I haven't been able to get any good pictures from the u/s lately either. Did you have to pay extra for the 3d? I would be pissed if I paid extra and it was wasted like that. My doctor hasn't mentioned any other ultrasounds either and I think it is likely we won't have another one until close to the end. I think I am going to pay for a private 3d ultrasound in a couple of weeks.

 
At 10:19 a.m., February 08, 2007, Blogger Shinny said...

I am so happy for you. I haven't been leaving comments in an effort not to jinx you. But I am keeping tabs on you (A.K.A Stalking you) ;)
As long as it is healthy, I will be thrilled for you. Hope you get your girl though.

 
At 12:45 p.m., February 08, 2007, Blogger Flygirl said...

Where I go for Ultrasounds we can actually request certains techs. Maybe you should try that next time? I would like a 3d u/s but no one has offered me one. Can you just book one and pay for it?

 
At 1:38 p.m., February 08, 2007, Blogger Just another Jenny said...

I hope you didn't have to pay extra for the 3D (although I have a feeling that you did). I can't believe she referred to the sex of the baby. What an idiot.
I am glad that your half way and things are looking good. It's amazing how fast someone else's pregnancy seems to go in comparason to your own (I feel like I've been pg forever).

 
At 1:52 p.m., February 08, 2007, Blogger Emily said...

Oh no, that does like a totally crappy scan!! In NZ we can get our midwife or GP to request a "growth scan" after the 20-week one if we want to see bubs again - and of course it is heaps cheaper with a referral than if you go privately. Just a thought.

Congrat's on half-way!!

 
At 5:54 p.m., February 08, 2007, Blogger the waiting line said...

. . . hmmm, next time if you draw the short end of the straw again and get the Retarded Valley girl (yeah, ok that wasn't PC), you should tell her, "like, I have a favor to ask, um, like I want to see the baby, so, like could you please, like, slow down so I can have a peek and few good close-up pictures while you're at it. that would be, like, so cooooool."

good luck!

 
At 1:35 p.m., February 09, 2007, Blogger Ella said...

Haven't checked in for quite some time, and I'm glad to know everything is moving along smoothly for you. I also hate not having frequent u/s at this point. If you want to start ultrasuond anonymous, count me in as a member. I keep telling myself that if things were not looking good, then I'd be getting more frequent scans, and the fact that i'm not getting them means things are ok. So it's somewhat reassuring. I'm really happy for you and hope you get a girl, but mostly a healthy baby.

 
At 5:08 p.m., February 09, 2007, Anonymous Kimmer said...

I think I would have to complain about the u/s tech, jezz, that does suck. And referring to the sex of the baby after you asked her not to tell, bullshit. Sorry, please complain, if no one else says anything they will never know!
Anyway, I can't believe you are 20 weeks now, over half way now!

 
At 6:19 p.m., February 09, 2007, Blogger Demeter said...

Time really flies, I can't believe you are past the 20 weeks already!!

 
At 5:54 p.m., February 10, 2007, Blogger Natalie said...

Wow, that would SUCK... I'd be so ticked off at the U/S tech!! I'd probably complain to someone about that.

 
At 9:14 p.m., February 10, 2007, Blogger Nico said...

Sorry the u/s wasn't what you had hoped for. And that the tech may have given things away. Idiot!

 
At 3:15 p.m., February 11, 2007, Blogger me and m said...

wow...that's frustrating!
I would phone the clinic (now or after the baby's born) and complain. Tell them you didn't want to know the sex and how the u/s tech was horrible at her job!
Especially if you had to pay for it!
Cuz she'll only go on to ruin other people's view of their little one.

 
At 3:24 p.m., February 13, 2007, Blogger GLouise said...

Wow- what an annoying technician! Boo on her!

Keep us posted!!

 
At 3:33 p.m., February 13, 2007, Blogger Beagle said...

Glad to hear all is well with the little one, sorry the scan was so trying!

 

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