Our appointment was early in the morning, so after eating some breakfast and drinking a few full glasses of water, we headed over the doctor's office. By the time we got there, I was really ready for the ultrasound, full bladder and all. Luckily, our little baby cooperated right away and the first thing we did was find out whether this little person is a boy or a girl! The ultrasound tech created an arrow on the screen and pointed to the genitals and asked: "So, what do you think you have?" I was thinking to myself, "Well, I've never seen an ultrasound, but that looks like a girl to me." (I really thought it was a girl for most of the pregnancy, but I also didn't want to get set on one or the other, as I obviously would be ecstatic about either gender.) The other thought I had was, "I don't want to say whether I think it is a boy or a girl because if I say girl and it is a boy, I will feel like I just insulted my son." Luckily, Danny was bold enough to speak up and said, "I think we have a girl!" The tech confirmed and I let out a scream. I have realized over the course of a few exciting events that I don't cry when I get excited...I scream. So I am pretty sure the whole office knew we were having a girl!
After that, we went through a routine check-up, looking at her fingers and toes, her heart, and other major organs. I am happy to say that she looks very happy and healthy. She is so cute! Here are some photos so you can see what I mean:
|Her sweet little profile.|
|Her teensy feet. I am obsessed with them!|
After the ultrasound, we ran into BuyBuyBaby and took some photos to create a quick announcement. We wanted to tell the family right away and all at once, so we decided to do a mass text (like we did for our announcement). We just chose one boy outfit and one girl outfit, took photos with them, put them together using Picollage (an app on my iPhone that I use for all the pregnancy photos), and created a little photo message. Nothing fancy but cute enough.
|Boy or girl???|