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20th week Ultrasound

I must say I was a little nervous before this one. I had not seen my doctor for the last 3 weeks and Radha had not started kicking by then. I had no feedback how she was doing. But seeing her suck her thumb, open her mouth and put her hands on her face like Manoj Kumar relieved me so much.

In the ultrasound we saw her brain, her kidneys, her stomach, feet, hands and all four chambers of the heart. We also saw blood pumping into them. The radiologist showed us how the blood was going through the umbilical cord too. It was all very magical.

I told her that I had not started to feel the kicks yet and she said because I had anterior placenta which in lay man terms means that Radha had taken a backseat and her kicks would not be felt very soon.

She also showed us on my stomach where all Radha could move. She was breech then.

I think now I consider her to be so REAL :)

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Trips with Radha

Till now Radha has been a very co-operative kid and enjoyed her road trips. I think she likes travelling just like us :)

Radha’s first trip was to Yellowstone National Park with her Masi, Bua and cousins. This was during the 10th week.

Her second trip was with her parents to Mammoth Lakes. This was during the 15th week.

Her third trip was to meet her soon-to-come-into-the-world-friend, baby Raizada :) This happened when she was about 18 weeks old.

She has enjoyed all her trips and has been trying to come out in all the pictures a little. Although she was totally hidden in Yellowstone pictures.

Cannot wait to travel with you when you are here :)

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Radha

It is a girl guys!!!! It is going to be grey and pink now :) I had thought of themes and I have a few bookmarked pages on how I want Radha’s nook to look like. Hopefully I can get all the things done soon so that I can enjoy her nook before she arrives :)

Priyendra has been all excited. He is already imagining Radha with a guitar and a little punk-ish :):)

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Waiting on Harmony Test…

We got our DNA Harmony test done on the 16th and we were to get the results in 7 days. We are still waiting on the results!!!

I called up the clinic on 24th and they told me that they have not received the results. So I called up Labcorp and they said they just had an order for a blood test and did not receive any order for the Harmony test. I called up the clinic back and the receptionist said ” Oh! I do see that the Submit button for your order was not clicked”. Now this is quite sad that the office staff does not do their work professionally. Last year too they gave me problems with the test results and I had to go back and forth between the lab and the clinic and it turned out that the fax machine at the clinic was not working. So one party would send the result but the other one would not receive it. Now how ridiculous is this!

Yesterday I called the lab again to find out if they had received the order from the clinic or not. The kind and patient lady told me that they had sent the results to the clinic on the 17th itself. Ohh no!!! I cannot deal with the two parties now. She confirmed if their fax was working or not. I would have called the clinic again but I told her about the situation that how on Tuesday someone said that they had not received the order for a Harmony Test. She kept me on hold for about 20 minutes and came back saying ” Aah!!! I see yours is going to be a more specialized test and it will take about 8-10 business days. We should sent the results back to the clinic by 30th.”

It is in vain to get upset with the staff from either the clinic or the lab. The best thing is to wait and I have become good at that seems like!

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Bhalla ka Halla…Masha Allah!!

We went in for our second appointment today (16th Sept) to hear the heart beat. The doctor took about 20 seconds to find the heart beat and all through those 20 seconds I was not beating most likely :) and then I saw him smile and murmur here it is :)

It sounded more like a table fan working. Priyendra joked that Surabhi could use this as Spinning 4 :)

We recorded the heartbeat. We also got an anti-oxidant analysis done. Apparently this is a very new test which was introduced on Dr. Oz and tests the level of anti oxidants in the mothers body. If it is less then they give you supplements for the next few months. I was in a reasonable range but the test professional pushed me to take supplements. We anyhow declined since we thought it was not needed as I was having 3-4 servings of fruits and vegetables during the day.

Today we also got the DNA test done and unfortunately I had to give away some more of my blood for the testing. I have given away a lot of my valuable blood for so many tests now. So this time again I saw the needle sucking up my blood to get some genetic testing done and also to know the gender of the baby :)

Yes I will know the gender by next week. Another post to soon follow :)

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First Ultra sound

We told everyone at home and they are all excited about the baby too.

We went in early for our ultrasound so that we could know how the baby was growing and also if we could go to Yellowstone. Our doctor told us that we are good to go and at 8 weeks and 3 days the baby was 1.8 cm long and was beating at 172 bpm. Now that we knew that the baby was inside, we christened it (for the time being) Bhalla Sahaab.

We were allowed to go to Yellowstone and it was a wonderful time with family.

Baby Jainwals first photo

Baby Jainwals first photo

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Worth the Weight :)

Priyendra and I are very pleased to announce that we are growing our family. We are very excited about it and taking it very very easy. I am looking forward to a healthy growing baby and a smooth pregnancy. I have been so excited but I have decided to keep myself calm this time and not jump to tell anyone..yes anyone means even our parents. We will tell them after our first doctor’s visit.

There have been multiple times when I have wanted to tell my mom since she has asked me once too in the last one week but I have had to keep the conversation away by distracting her.

I am sure she will be very excited but just for the sake of the baby we are trying to play very very low key this time. Cannot wait to make these posts public :)