March 26 - April 1
Its Tuesday morning and I'm about to go to my doctor's appointment today for my 20 week ultrasound. I think I'm realizing how much this whole thing hasn't really set in. Yes I feel this little baby's movements inside, but its still unreal to think there is a human being growing in there. Its going to be pretty amazing to see it again and find out whether its a boy or girl. Corey & I have thought girl this whole time until a few weeks ago when I had some doubts, but I still think the majority of me is expecting it to be a girl. I could not be more honest when I say that neither of us could care a tiny bit what it is, as long as baby is healthy. I will be so happy either way! I thought I would be all excited and unable to sleep last night, but I think I'm still in shock that its here! Hoping to have great news to share with you soon!!!
IT'S A GIRL!!!
We are so happy to report that everything looked healthy with baby. She didn't feel too much like cooperating at first that's for sure. But luckily the ultrasound takes about 20 minutes as they measure all kinds of things including baby's brain, heart, kidneys, abdomen, etc. etc. Our ultrasound tech continued to keep checking out things down there to see if she had uncrossed her legs yet. I made sure to drink some OJ before hand to get baby going, however she seemed to want to sit cross-legged like that the entire time and just move her arms and upper body like crazy. Then she started to drift to sleep toward the end and I was just thinking to myself 'this baby better cooperate!' The ultrasound tech poked around my belly with the wand and jostled baby back awake and was finally able to catch a glimpse of her lady parts! She announced it was a girl and Corey immediately asked how sure she was, about 90%? We were sort of unsure since it took so long and it was such a brief look. But the tech told us she doesn't call it unless she's 100%, and that she thought she saw girl parts earlier in the ultrasound. Corey & I both just sort of looked at each other and said well OK, that's what we thought she was! You can tell pretty well with one of the pictures they gave us too, so hopefully the call is correct, but we'll know for sure on delivery day!
We were so happy that everything was healthy that baby had a 4 chamber heart and looked to be developing right on schedule. Its amazing how much they can see when the baby is only about 10 inches and 13 oz. Baby measured 20w2d & per my due date we were 20w1d. The doctor was very happy with everything! A few other measurements...heart rate was 146, and I've gained 10 pounds so far!
Sometimes I just forget how incredibly lucky I am. I don't believe there is a better match for me out there in a husband. God must have known what he was doing! Corey is truly the best I could ever ask for. And I am so so thankful for him. I can't wait to see him as a dad!