Wednesday, February 18, 2009

And the baby is...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


...very uncooperative. Because of several follies this week we didn't find out the gender of little Henderson. Jay had planned to take of a half day on Monday to attend this doctor's visit with me. This would have been the first ultrasound that he'd actually seen, but it didn't would out this way at all. It all started on Thursday of last week when Jay's work crew was asked (please read elected/made/not given a choice in the matter) to drive to Charlotte, West Virginia to help finish up some of the storm damage from several weeks ago. Well, keep in mind they left on Thursday with NO return date/time in mind. This was truly a day by day affair. This didn't set well with me and all my pregnant hormones. The weekend was very long and full of crying spells that couldn't be controlled (did I mention that Jay was working 16 hour days and wasn't very friendly by the time he did get back to the motel and could talk to me? -- I'm just sayin') So, they finally told them on Monday morning that they could drive home, keep in mind this was about a 10 hour drive, there was NO way he would make it home for our 3:30 appointment. So, my mom went with me and I decided not to find out the baby's gender. Great!

So, my 3:30 appointment arrives and at 4:00ish I'm called back to have my ultrasound. Yay, everybody is happy. Grandma is getting to see the baby for the first time, I'm excited to see how much he/she has grown, yada, yada, yada. We get to the exam room and the sweet lady begins my ultrasound. The little turkey that I'm growing inside me decides that he/she is not up for a photo shoot. Every time the lady would get the view/shot that she needed for measuring the baby would very politely scoot away... (yeah, really cute) this went on for a good 15 minutes. We now know from this weeks ultrasound that the baby has a big head (it is measuring a week larger than I'm actually pregnant) and long legs (thanks to Grandma). So, there was never any chance in finding out "who" this little person is anyway. Life goes on, right?!?!

We do have another "big" comprehensive ultrasound on 3/20 -- please please pray that little Henderson will cooperate and give us a peek at who he/she is. We are really anxious now to start planning and preparing the room and I don't want everything to be green and yellow. :)

I'll keep you posted. Thanks to so many of you who have emailed and asked about the appointment. Your encouragement is great!

Updated: If you're wondering Jay did make it home at about 11pm on Monday night. He was very sick, but went to work on Tuesday and thanks to the much needed rain they were called off today. He went to the doctor this morning to get a shot for what we thougth was a sinus infection, but as it turned out he has the flu. Please pray that I don't get the flu. I did take a flu shot so I'm hoping that will save me.

5 comments:

The Shannahans said...

Oh, Michelle....what a story! Next time, drink a caffeine drink before your ultrasound.....always worked for me! Glad Jay is home safe and sound and that the baby is healthy, even if uncooperative!

The Henderson's said...

You are definitley growing a hard headed Henderson!! Take Melissa's advice.....caffiene ALWAYS does the trick:)

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Meredith and Michael said...

Michelle,

Hang in there. This is just the beginning of your baby doing what he/she wants to and not what you have planned:) The important thing is that the baby is healthy and measuring well AND you are doing well. The horomones will get better.

jodi said...

Oooh...what a tease! I got your email and couldn't wait for a minute to open up my laptop to find out the news! What a week you had! I'm looking forward to your next visit! :)