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Ultrasound Technician vs. Orange Juice 
16th-Dec-2009 03:52 pm [ultrasound]
pandaba
Monday was my 20 week ultrasound. We really wanted to be able to find out the sex of the baby, and I had read that drinking orange juice before the ultrasound would make the baby more active. I wanted it to be active, so we would be sure to see all necessary parts, so I drank a small bottle of OJ on the way. I do believe the ultrasound technician wanted to kill me. :) The baby - a BOY! - would not stay still at all! He was all over the place, making it really difficult for the tech to get the pictures she needed. Oops! But we were definitely able to see that he is a boy.

It was so surreal to watch him there on the screen, going absolutely mad, and not be able to feel it. I think I felt him today, but it's still so subtle that it may just be gas. If he's that active all the time, I should probably enjoy NOT being able to feel him!
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16th-Dec-2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
CONGRATS on your baby boy! I found out I was having a boy last Monday!! And I agree, I can't believe how active he is on screen because some days he feels like he is trying to dig his way out! And THAT keeps me up. And those motions on screen I couldn't feel so I really wonder what he's doing when he's doing that! LOL!
16th-Dec-2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Today was my 20 week and I drank a bottle of V8 fusion on the way (100% fruit juice, good amount of sugar too)... the baby was squirming all over too! :D It was adorable. (Team Pink for us.) Congrats on a boy!!! :D
17th-Dec-2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
That stuff was my primary source of vegetables during my first trimester. :)
16th-Dec-2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Ours u/s is Monday. Can't wait! =)
16th-Dec-2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
My little girl was pretty active at our 20 week ultrasound (I did the OJ thing, too), but not to the point that the tech couldn't get pictures. The tech DID make a comment about how much she was moving, though. :)
16th-Dec-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

And yes....just you wait! My girl is an extremely active baby in the womb (and apparently a little poser at all the ultrasounds haha) - I swear, she's already a kung-fu and rodeo master and she is MOST certainly a hiccup master! While it was very novel at first and still is (I'm nearly 35wks)...her movements literally knock the wind out of me...all...freakin'...day...

Of course, I wouldn't have it any other way - not feeling her move makes me start to worry. :(
16th-Dec-2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
haha! I did the same exact thing and we found out it was a boy as well. Just think of it as the tech really earning their money. :)
17th-Dec-2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
That's what the tech said. :)
17th-Dec-2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Congrats! When I was 18 weeks I had to go to the E.R. and they did an u/s and my little guy was moving so much the doctor yelled at me about watching my caffeine and sugar intakes. I informed him that I had not had any in the last 24 hours and he did not beleive me. When I was schedule at 22 weeks for my next u/s the doctor told me I couldn't have any sugar/caffeine for 48 hours prior and the baby was still turning and kicking! They still haven't got all the pictures they need. I go back in two weeks and i had to try and schedule it around his sleeping time. Kind of fun to think about though!

I feel him ALL the time. I don't think he sleeps that much! I'm only around 25 weeks and I sometimes get annoyed with being a human punching bag but the other day when i couldn't feel him I was worried. Although, at the same time I'm worried about how hyper he is going to be when he comes out! I already blame his father :)
17th-Dec-2009 02:13 am (UTC)
Hehehe...OJ did the trick for me and I was only 16 weeks when they were able to tell the gender. I'm not sure what it is about OJ but it seems to really get the little ones squirming away. Wait until you do your glucose test. 5 minutes after I drank the glucola LO thought it was party time and jumped around more than I think she ever has.
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