Sandy's Surprise -- I Want to Say "He" or "She!"

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Tim and I went to see Spiderman yesterday. It was okay, I'd give it a 3/5. I definitely liked #2 a lot better! I had to pee THREE times during the course of the movie! Also, I took along snacks and drinks (because we all know how over-priced movie theater food is!) and with an hour left to the movie, I had a rumbling stomach!

I was ready to leave and come home, I was so uncomfortable! My back and legs ached so bad, as did my hips. It's funny how much you take your pre-pregnancy body for granted until pregnancy shows you how fortunate you were before!

Second trimester seems to have brought along quite a few new symptoms, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Round Ligament Pain
  • Fatigue (well, I guess this is carried over from first trimester)

But my favorite new development of all is feeling the baby move! I can't wait until his/her movements are consistent!

I just called to try and schedule our 20 week ultrasound, and the stupid base is booked until June 19th! I am so mad. There is no way I am going to wait till 22 weeks for my 20 week ultrasound!

Anyway, I called my doctor and left a consult for her saying we have a trip planned, and can she please refer us to a clinic off base. This is ridiculous. I'll update when I know more (might not be till the end of the week, knowing the base).

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They didn't call back today (BIG surprise). If they don't refer us off base, we'll have to keep our June 19th appointment. I thought about going to one of those places that check all the different measurements of the baby AND do an u/s, but the ladies on my board said that doctors are a lot more thorough.

I am so freaking sad! I really, really want to know what I'm having! I want to be able to say he/she instead of "it" all the time! I want to go shopping and be able to call the baby by name!

I probably sound like a big whiner, but I really feel like all of the above will help me bond to the baby more. I guess 22 weeks instead of 20 isn't too bad... I just feel like the wait is never-ending.

Stupid pregnancy hormones are making me more upset than I should be. Anyway, no point in getting all worked up if they do approve our request. I'm waiting till Friday and then calling them.

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Yes! The base called, and they got me a referral to get my ultrasound done at another hospital off base! I am so happy! I have to call them tomorrow or Friday, and book an appointment. Yay! No more waiting till the end of June!

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