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This whole live fetus in the uterus thing is the SHIT! You should get yourself one!

Little IF joke there. Too close to the bone to be funny? Sorry… I had my anatomy scan this morning and am recovering from the anxiety that attends these things, so I’m even more insensitive than usual.

Bun Bun is alive. Okay, this is what I was expecting. But the whole time we were waiting, Viking Rune Candle Lady’s very vivid description of discovering (at 20 weeks, in a room somewhere in that imaging suite, perhaps even the same room) that her twins were dead kept running through my head on endless repeat. But my baby’s not dead, and has all the right parts in all the right places, including sex organs that remain a secret. It was pretty incredible to watch him moving around and to feel nothing at all. (I’ve got ye olde anterior placenta so it will probably be a while yet before I can be certain anything I’m feeling is really him.) Beautiful spine, awesome little feet, kidneys…all the good stuff a baby needs. After the nice sonographer had finished, a mean doctor came in and told me about how ancient I am and made sure I knew I could have amniocentesis. Go away, mean doctor.

So that was pretty awesome. Then I dragged my almost-advanced-maternal-age carcass to work where I will spend my day dealing with angry students who want me to know that getting a B in my course will prevent them from getting into medical school and pretty much ruin their lives. And I’ll be like FUCK YOU. RUINING LIVES IS MY FAVORITE THING.

Hot tip: Picture of my baby’s mashed up face on Bun Bun’s page.

23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.That was the big sigh of relief I know you must be feeling. I am very impressed you held your anxieties in pre-appt. I try so hard not to articulate my crazies 24/7, but then I wimp out and blog about it. People must be so incredibly sick of my anxiety!I'm SO VERY happy bun bun looks perfecto. None of us had a doubt, but it's a big deal and very comforting. Yip yip yip for little bunny junior! xo

    December 16, 2010
  2. three cheers for spines!

    December 16, 2010
  3. and good heavens, that's a grown-up looking nose. are you perhaps carrying a fetal marble sculpture? (in which case, the c-section seems like a very good deal after all.)

    December 16, 2010
  4. Whoo hoo for a good anatomy scan. Yay Bun Bun! Glad all is going well.

    December 16, 2010
  5. cgd #

    πŸ™‚ so happy.

    December 16, 2010
  6. JB #

    Huzzah! And yay for surprise gender. That was a very cool moment in the delivery room, learning that I'd had a penis growing inside me all that time.

    December 16, 2010
  7. i think i might be an idiot, bc all this time i've had trouble finding bunbun's secret page. duh. i'm sooo glad this appt went well and you can breathe another huge sigh of relief. your tummy is growing and looks ever-so-cute :o) i have my anatomy scan next week, a bit on the early side in comparison, but we're supposed to find out the sex. can't wait!! xoxo.

    December 16, 2010
  8. Wonderful! Bun Bun looks amazing! And screw the doctor–you are NOT old! That's just bee ess. Enjoy torturing the students! xoxo

    December 16, 2010
  9. I hate that doc – tell him to kiss your ass!!!I'm so happy that everything is looking so good for Bun Bun – wonderful news!

    December 16, 2010
  10. Whoo hoo!! I'm so glad Bun Bun is doing well. Now, you and your old ass better go destroy some of your students' lives for me! They probably deserve it. (I know mine currently do)

    December 16, 2010
  11. THat is awesome. I luuuved the anatomy scan — an hour of camera time and cool (albeit slightly scary looking) 3-d images! Fun for the whole family!Very excited for you.Also, fwiw, I have an anterior placenta and started feeling what was definitively movement right around 20 weeks. It's coming and it is fucking AWESOME when you figure out that it's not just gas gurgling about.

    December 16, 2010
  12. Can I say it? Bun Bun is a BEAUTIFUL baby. So beautiful. Looks like he's dreaming good dreams:)I'm glad that the scan went well and that Bun Bun continues to thrive. But bah humbug to that doctor. You're 34 for Chrissakes! Harumph.(And oh the e-mails I've received about grades…amazing).

    December 16, 2010
  13. Yay! Such good news! Glad it was a good time! And, OH MY–does Bun Bun have the cutest lil' nose or what? πŸ™‚

    December 16, 2010
  14. Yeah!!!! On the great scan, lucky you rockin the 3-d scan very nice, very lovey little snozz on bun-bun.

    December 16, 2010
  15. Bun Bun's a natural for in-utero smooshed-face photography. I'm so glad to read that all is well with your wee one, Bunny, despite your "almost-advanced-maternal-age carcass". The nerve of that dink doctor! You're 34 for godsake's!! We love to hear about your martyr students and their dire circumstances, so please share if you get good pleas for grace (and grade).

    December 17, 2010
  16. Congrats on an excellent anatomy scan! Glad to hear all is well with Bun Bun :).

    December 17, 2010
  17. What a remarkably cute fetus! And since when is 34 OLD?? I mean even in pregnancy talk you've still got a good year to go, no? Mean doctor, indeed.

    December 17, 2010
  18. That mean doctor sounds like a real treat. It sounds like Bun Bun is doing great, though!

    December 17, 2010
  19. Mean Dr can go pick on another Bunny. Our bunny is only 34!!! Geezz no wonder woman have complexes about getting older if they are getting old speeches at your age by nasty Drs.Oh but how cute is Bun Bun? Totally perfect, having another scan confirm everything is looking fab must do wonders for your comfort levels. I reakon you're right, having a live baby in your uterus is possibly the coolest thing to happen in 2010.

    December 17, 2010
  20. Aw bunny, that is wonderful. Except for the mean doctor, but we'll just ignore him. I hope you'll feel Bun Bun move soon!

    December 17, 2010
  21. Holy crap that is some fanfreakingtastic news! That u/s is a crusher. My own world fell apart in that exam. I understand your fear. Great news!Little face, all jammed up against the glass for the photo op. What a good BunBun.Ps – I appreciate your consistent outfit in the belly series. It is cracking the shit out of me for some reason.Pps – never too close to the bone. You are one hilarious mother fucker.

    December 17, 2010
  22. WOOT!Wow, you're going to be able to do a stop-motion thing with all those belly shots. NICE!

    December 18, 2010
  23. I thought I commented on this already! Sheesh! Bun Bun is absolutely beautiful!! Your dr is an ass. You're 34 for crying out loud! I'm really happy for you Bunny, so awesome!

    December 20, 2010

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