So as you know, we took Ali with us to the baby doctor last week. We didn’t tell her that I was pregnant until we were already there…at which point she booted me off the exam table because she started to feel a bit queasy:I can relate to that feeling.
As fun as it was to let her see the sonogram, our appointment took WAY longer than we expected, and by the end of our (four hour +) visit which caused one of Ali’s first skipped naptimes ever, I was kinda done with the idea of taking Ali to the doctor with me.
But regardless of entertainment level, 4+ hours at the doctor while attempting to entertain a toddler and managing to not puke or pass out from lack of food and drink is not my idea of how to spend an afternoon. So I don’t think she’ll get to go back until the “is it a boy or a girl??” visit.
Which brings me to the ultimate point of this post.
When I was pregnant with Ali four years ago,
(Which was a VERY VERY long time ago, for the record. I have friends that have had three kids between my pregnancies, yet people have still said to me, “You’re pregnant again?” – as if I’m toting one every time they turn around. It completely befuddles me.)
Anyway. When I was pregnant with Ali four years ago, I remember seeing a very new and expensive test on the internet – a urine test to determine the baby’s gender WAY before the 18-20 week sonogram.
I was tempted then, but with little information on the accuracy of said test and such an expensive price tag, I was a good girl and waited until it was my rightful time to find out.
Since it’s been SO LONG since my last pregnancy, these tests have made their way into Walgreens, Target, and everywhere else, and at the much cheaper price of $30.
When I saw them, my first reaction was “No way – if it was wrong, I’d be completely disoriented at my sonogram.”
Plus, there was no accuracy information on outside of the box.
But I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind.
And so, when they taunted me from Target’s shelves yesterday (an aisle which I could have admittedly avoided), I couldn’t help it. I bought it.
Of course, they’re vague, saying they’re accurate but “don’t paint the nursery yet, fool!”:
So now I can’t decide.
Take the test or not?
And if I do take it, can I take it with a grain of salt and not make any “emotional investments” into the result?
And if I decide to take it, when should I take it?
It can be taken as early as 6 weeks, but they say it is most effective after 10 weeks.
I’m just afraid that if I find out that it’s wrong, I’ll feel like this: