Firstly, the whole drinking water thing. Maybe I'm just lucky or maybe not. But I really didn't have that much trouble drinking the 1 litre of water they asked me to. I simply grabbed a 1L Nalgene bottle (those things are great) and filled it up. Got in the car with John and sipped the water all the way to the hospital (we live about a 20 min drive away). I started drinking around 9:15am (u/s was at 10am) and I finished just as we checked in to the u/s department. And there was a method to my madness and it did work because the tech even commented on how nice and full my bladder looks. So a word to the wise - don't start drinking the water till about 45-60min before the u/s and take it easy. I had no discomfort during the u/s and didn't have to rush to find a bathroom till about 20 minutes after the fact. So life was good!
And I have to say how wonderful the tech was. She was super nice and tried to point out the baby's features on the u/s. She said that everything looked normal and gave us an update on the babe and the EDD according to the u/s. No horror stories...
So I have to say, if all my experiences with this pregnancy will be this positive... YAY!!! Let's do it again. LOL!!
I'm happy though - I'm going to give birth at the same hospital that I had this u/s done at and so far, I've had only positive experiences there. The last time I was there was in 2004 for my breast reduction and I had the same, wonderful experience. So I'm feeling pretty pumped about all of this.
heartrate = 172