Okay ladies, I leave for what will probably be my last ultrasound before I have the baby in 35 minutes... I really have my heart set on finding out the sex, which, well at 24 weeks, should be pretty obvious, but Im so nervous that the baby is going to be still during the whole thing, or shut its legs (thanks Jackielynn, you jerk lol) or just be uncooperative.
Ive heard many ladies on here talk about drinking a soda or coffee or having a chocolate bar before the ultrasound to make sure the baby moves enough. What are your thoughts on this? Im also worried that if I do drink a coffee or soda, the baby might be too active... Ive probably only drank about 3 cans of soda the entirety of my pregnancy, and ate maybe one hersheys chocolate bar... Ahhh! Help! Quick!
I drank a coke before an ultrasound and it didn't help at all....however, ice cold oj did the trick the second time around. Just my experience.
24 weeks was when i got to find out my baby's gender too! i didnt do anything special except told him he better not be shy and show me what the hell his gender was... lol. fortunately he was very active and showed us right off the bat. he was moving a lot so it was hard to get any good pictures of him tho. and he kept sticking his tongue out at us. it was cute. heehh
I just drank some cold water and had no problem finding out the sex.
Quoting Jynefir Dyan:
ORANGE JUICE. drink orange juice.
you dont want her to move too much though, my baby kept floppin away from the camera :( i wanted to see her pretty lil face and she wouldnt show me lol.... everytime we got a quick shot she would turn away.
When I found out the sex I was 21 weeks and had a big Mt.dew before I went.Didnt have any problems finding it out.As u can tell from his little wee wee pic.lol.
Quoting SEXY BREE [4 weeks left]:
I drank pineapple orange banana juice, it has tons of sugar in it, so she was moving around but not so much that they couldn't measure anything.
my WOMB WITH A VIEW 3D sonogram place says on the directions to drink a cafinated beverage 8 oz of it unless TOLD STRICTLY not to by your dr. if he hasn't told you pesificaly not too, it should be fine! they also say to eat a small meal and drink the cafinated beverage (coffee, soda, or something else) right after that =) lol....good luck!
I drank 2 of those 100% Fruit Juice that Capri Sun makes...yeah well the ultrasound tech told me that she had never seen such an active baby...but we still found out we were having a boy... Good Luck!!
i had a bunch of water like they tell u to, and then a few big gulps of mt. dew. im not normally a caffiene drinker, so that was enough to get her going. the tech said she was "very active" but it didnt look like she had trouble getting the measurements. and btw, there was no denying it was a girl. good luck.
AHH! Oh no! The baby is moving NOW... I hope it doesnt wear itself out!
It's the sugar in the drinks.
My ultrasound tech scolded me as I drink some of my husbands pepsi before we went and she said that it is harder to get measurements when they are moving all around like that. Granted however... she still got the measurements and I found out the sex of my baby!! ;)