BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited! We found out today during my 15 week OB appointment. I've been having horrible migraines and I think the doc felt a little sorry for me so she gave me a little pick-me-up in the form of a little "sneak peek" ultrasound. Here's what we saw:
One VERY active little baby (HB = 155) wiggling all over the place and practicing soccer kicks. And yup, those are little boy parts according to the tech and then the doctor. I know one thing for sure, I never saw anything like that with Grace so I'm hoping they are right, otherwise we'll be in for a big surprise! I know they are pretty accurate these days, but you still hear of the occasional "we had everything set up in pink/blue and then BAM! our little he turned into a she and vice versa" YIKES!!!
Most importantly, about a week and a half ago I had the nuchal translucency ultrasound which measures the amount of fluid in the back of the baby's neck and other markers such as the nasal bone, etc. as a screening for Down's and other chromosomal abnormalities. The ultrasound combined with the bloodwork I had at 11 weeks is what I guess they call the "first trimester screening" (I don't know if this is a more popular elective screening now, or if it's due to being 30, but I don't remember having this with Grace). Anyhow, everything came out normal, and we're so excited that baby seems to be a perfectly healthy growing little bean!
At first, baby wasn't in the right position for the neck measurement so after walking around/drinking water/prodding the belly/learning more than I care to know about what a partial contraction of the uterus looks like on screen/asking baby to listen to his/her mama and TURN because it had been over an hour and Grace was growing restless, I decided we needed to switch gears and look at baby's other end :) Julie, the tech, humored me and we soon saw what looked to me like a little pyramid (he, he, he) - not quite the "turtle" that everyone kept telling me about for boys. Though she wouldn't commit to typing "BOY" on the ultrasound picture since it was so early, she said if she had to guess, she would say boy and printed this little picture for us:
Excited but wanting to wait until we had confirmation that baby was indeed a boy, we figured we would have to wait until the "big ultrasound" at 19 weeks. But today, a little peek-a-boo surprise...So all this to say it looks like Hudson Rowe will be joining our family this June! Hudson because we like the name and Rowe in honor of Lance's grandpa Woodrow. Thank you God for the blessing of this little boy!