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What’s A Big Ass Needle Among Friends?


One word: amnio. Tomorrow. Lung maturity.

Also: scared.

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“What’s A Big Ass Needle Among Friends?”

  1. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:07 pm Rachel Says:

    If they’re checking lung maturity, they must be thinking of ending your misery soon, right? And that’s a good thing, right?
    Hoping and praying for you and your family, can’t wait for baby pics, and of course, all the gory details of the birth.

  2. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:16 pm a Says:

    AAAAAAHHHH! Big Scary Needle!

    I hope Amelia is taking a nap when they do that, and has nice healthy lungs so she can join the rest of us out here.

    Good luck!

  3. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:17 pm arkmama Says:

    Good luck Becky!! I’ll be thinking of you and Amelia. Just remember to breathe – oh, and don’t LOOK at the needle!

  4. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:26 pm giggleblue Says:

    oh, holy hell! i hope the results come back just fine. meanwhile, close your eyes, so you never see the needle!!

  5. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm Jenn Says:

    Yeah, just don’t look. But at least they’re with you on evicting the little miss!

    Keep us posted.

  6. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:33 pm Melanie Says:

    I have heard they can figure out that lung development stuff pretty fast, how early would this be?

  7. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:34 pm Jenn Says:

    Oh no! Needles suck ass. I hope you are getting some rest. Love you! xoxo

  8. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:49 pm Mrs.spit Says:

    Hang in there. Holding on. I just knew that child would need her sweater sooner rather than later.

  9. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:53 pm IaMbeComeMom Says:

    Ok- longtime lurker- but seriously, you’re gonna be fine. They just want that baby out safe and healthy. When I had an amnio, somebody told me to breathe real fast- kinda like hyperventilate and you won’t even feel it. And it works! Good luck and I like your blog alot- thank you for being so honest about motherhood. Even when you are completely blunt about the trials of parenting, your absolute love for your children shines through. Amelia is a very lucky little gal.

  10. On January 21st, 2009 at 9:55 pm Tracy Says:

    Fingers crossed… will think of you and hope for the very very healthy, happy best.

  11. On January 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm Collette Says:

    Oh no! Good luck! Hopefully her little lungs are mature and you will be holding Amelia soon.

    I will be constantly refreshing tomorow until you post an update. Who needs to work.

  12. On January 21st, 2009 at 10:53 pm Erica Says:

    Words of assvice dont look at the needle..I did and it was so scary..close your eyes imagine a happy place lol like thats possible but try..keeping my fingers crossed that its over soon..take care will check on you all day tommorrow..

  13. On January 21st, 2009 at 10:55 pm Chibi Jeebs Says:

    Sending buckets of force ‘n stuff your way. I’ll be thinking about you tomorrow. *hugs*

  14. On January 21st, 2009 at 10:59 pm Sara Says:

    Love, hugs, and prayers!

    Don’t look at the needle (duh!) and have the Daver keep us nosey people up to date!

    Here’s hoping Little Miss Sausage Patty joins us tomorrow!

  15. On January 21st, 2009 at 11:05 pm heather Says:

    I’ve had two; don’t look, and it isn’t any worse than a blood draw. I had results within 45 minutes with Beans. Hoping this is it.

    So are you around 37ish weeks? One things for sure; it’s moving day, wee Amelia!

  16. On January 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm Heather P. Says:

    Praying for you and little Amelia.

  17. On January 22nd, 2009 at 1:20 am Betty M Says:

    Hoping it all goes well today for you and Amelia – it will be fine – the internets are with you.

  18. On January 22nd, 2009 at 1:44 am baseballmom Says:

    Dude, I’m with everyone else…don’t look. I was too busy watching the ultrasound to make sure they didn’t poke Alex. Good luck, and holdin’ on tight!

  19. On January 22nd, 2009 at 1:46 am SCY Says:

    Does that mean baby girl is coming sooner rather than later???


  20. On January 22nd, 2009 at 3:53 am chicory Says:

    holding you firmly in my mind and surrounding you with a cabal of fluffy kittens’ worth of white fuzzy loveliness. Her lungs are going to be perfectly ready.

  21. On January 22nd, 2009 at 5:06 am SciFi Dad Says:


    I’m sure everything will be fine.

  22. On January 22nd, 2009 at 5:39 am CLC Says:

    Good luck! I’ll be thinking of you!

  23. On January 22nd, 2009 at 6:31 am Tiffany @ My Random Wisdom Says:

    oh my!!
    well, that means they think she needs to come out too…
    and you are within the 36 week mark if I remember correctly….so I am sure all will be fine w/ her lungs…

    just don’t look at the needle..lmao..I have never done the amnio, so no real advice, but I know that I wouldn’t look

  24. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:01 am mumma boo Says:

    Feel that? It’s a huge hug from me. Don’t look at the needle. We’re all thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way. Amelia, puff up those lungs, kiddo, it’s time to greet your public. ((((HUGS))))

  25. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:07 am Anjali Says:

    Fingers crossed, big hugs.

  26. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:14 am rayne of terror Says:

    It will be okay. It will be okay. It will be okay. Be okay.

  27. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:22 am Kristine Says:

    I agree don’t look at the needle and try to stay away from any doofus who might remark on said needle’s size.

    True story – I was giving blood for the first time, in high school. They had set up in the auditorium n the stage and the beds were just kind of lined up next to each other, no real dividers or anything. I had just completed my donation. I sat up on the bed, so they could assess whether I was okay to leave. I glance over at the girl next to me as they were inserting the needle in her arm and announce, “Oh my GOD, that’s a HUGE needle!!” Her eyes got bigger than her head and she was all “WHAAAAAAT?” and I realized what I had done, so I was all “Oh, no, sorry it was something else, the needle’s not that big.” Hopped off the table and ran away. Moral: Don’t look at the needle.

  28. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:23 am sue Says:

    We are all right here with you and Amelia, sending love and hugs and all that other gooey shit. She’s going to be just fine, and so are you. I know it.


  29. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:39 am kim Says:

    Bring us back a baby, with mature lungs.

    It’ll all be just fine, don’t be scared, be happy, it’s nearly over. You will meet your darling daughter, very soon.

  30. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:41 am Kendra Says:

    Oh, I’m queasy just thinking about what you must be feeling. Don’t look, hold hands, take deep breaths, and believe that they know what they’re doing and you’re going to get to meet your little girl soon now. I’ll be thinking of you all day long!

  31. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:53 am Ms. Moon Says:

    Yep. You’re going to meet your baby soon. All will be well.

  32. On January 22nd, 2009 at 7:56 am kbrients Says:

    oh I am sorry! But I am sure you are in the right hands…

  33. On January 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 am tash Says:

    Meh. Close the eyes, take controlled breaths. and dream your on a beach somewhere. It’ll be over before you know it. And the bonus is you get a peak of the bebe before and after, and usually a bit of NST afterward, so woot! As long as the doc isn’t twittering and you are, I’m not worried.

    Mature lung vibes.

  34. On January 22nd, 2009 at 8:14 am Betts Says:

    Girls’ lungs mature faster than boys, so I’m not even sure why they are checking except to torture you and assure themselves that they aren’t going to be sued for malpractice.

    I had an amnio. The fear of it was much worse than the actual procedure. You think, “Big needle = big pain.” But really, not so much. It hurt a little, but part of that might have been because I was so tense it was like driving a needle through a 2×4. Try to relax and squeeze the Daver’s hand. It’s over in a flash.

  35. On January 22nd, 2009 at 8:23 am Emily R Says:

    sending hugs

  36. On January 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 am foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) Says:

    I hope everything is fine, that the baby’s lungs are ready to go with gusto out here, and that you’re holding that beautiful girl soon!!

  37. On January 22nd, 2009 at 8:47 am Heather Says:

    i hope it is fast and painless, and that little miss is ready to make an appearance soon!

  38. On January 22nd, 2009 at 8:53 am Jill Says:

    Sending out prayers for both of you!

  39. On January 22nd, 2009 at 9:26 am Elizabeth Ann Says:

    Good luck! You poor thing, hopefully you will have a new baby girl very soon.

  40. On January 22nd, 2009 at 9:57 am Coco Says:

    You can’t feel it, but I’m hugging you right now.

    Everything is going to be fine. I know it.

  41. On January 22nd, 2009 at 10:03 am Kyddryn Says:

    Aww, sugar, I’m hugging you in spirit!

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  42. On January 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 am kalakly Says:

    There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home,…just close your eyes, tap your heels and you’ll be back home with Ameliia safe and sound, in no time.


  43. On January 22nd, 2009 at 10:36 am deb Says:

    So that means this was doen today. I hope everything is ok Becky. Give us an update as soon as you feel up to it.

  44. On January 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 am honeywine Says:

    I thought for sure you’d have popped by now. But, it’s got to be soon, right? RIGHT? 🙂

  45. On January 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 am Nity Says:

    Holding your hand right now!

  46. On January 22nd, 2009 at 11:01 am Susan Says:

    We’ve got you Aunt Becky! Come on, Amelia!!! Hugs and prayers to the entire family.

  47. On January 22nd, 2009 at 11:11 am stacey k Says:

    i’m w/ the others…they are looking at inducing…or the possiblity of her coming early

    swelling up is a sign of toxemia…no good for you or the little one

    if the lungs aren’t mature enough they can give you meds to speed it up and limit the risk to baby if she comes early or if they take her early.

  48. On January 22nd, 2009 at 11:41 am Sarah Says:

    What all of them up there said! Much love, big hugs, and soon a beautiful baby girl in your arms to erase all this nonsense from your psyche…

    Deep slow breaths!

  49. On January 22nd, 2009 at 11:42 am chris Says:

    This brings back memories of my wife’s pregnancies.

  50. On January 22nd, 2009 at 11:55 am The Mommy Says:

    Good luck! Everything will be fine and you’ll get to meet your wee one in no time! No worries!

  51. On January 22nd, 2009 at 12:16 pm magpie Says:

    Good luck, hon.

  52. On January 22nd, 2009 at 12:52 pm Kate Says:

    Thinking of you!

  53. On January 22nd, 2009 at 1:29 pm Peggy Says:

    I feel for you. It’s not that bad…I’ve had one..I got startled when the guy did it and jerked my knee up and hit the metal table with all the instruments on it which all went flying all over the floor. Nice.

    I think that my embarassment distracted me from anything else going on in that room!

    Do something like that!

    Big Hugs and Well wishes!

  54. On January 22nd, 2009 at 3:47 pm Sue Says:

    Thought I commented before, but I just wanted to say that I’ll be thinking of you and keep your eyes closed when they get out the needle. **hugs**

  55. On January 23rd, 2009 at 6:31 pm mandy Says:

    holding…stroking your hair

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