Another week down! This week our sweet baby is the size of a lemon!
And what is our sweet child up to these days?
On Monday (yes, sorry I haven't been keeping up with my updates) we had our appointment with the MFM (maternal fetal medicine) doctor which included that "detailed" ultrasound they mentioned when they called. It was fabulous to get to see our little lemon baby playing away on the screen. Complete with sticking her hand in her mouth, flipping around, bouncing from one side of the sac to the other and sometimes just sitting completely still so we could just stare at her in awe.
Brian captured a few seconds of the screen. She was fairly calm here but you can still see her moving a bit and sticking that hand in her mouth!
Did I mention I LOVE this baby?!!!
Brian and I also completely broke down and decided to ask if they could give us any inclination as to the sex of the baby. The tech who started the scan couldn't get her to uncross her little legs for anything but when we met with the doctor she was much more cooperative and gave him a nice, long look at her bum!
Which brings me to the next point!
It's obviously still incredibly early and when the doctor started out he of course gave us all the normal talk about how he was probably only going to be able to guess at this stage and not to hold him to it but the longer he looked and as he got to check her out at all different angles his final statement was, "Guys, I'm actually really confident this is a GIRL. There is NOTHING happening down there. Absolutely no hint of any meat and potatoes!". So we're taking it! If for no other reason than it sure is fun to celebrate having a baby girl for the next four weeks until they can verify during the anatomy scan (which is set for 2/25).
We also decided to go ahead and enjoy the moment because my PgAL brain knows all too well....well I don't need to explain.
But we announced the happy news to our families. I have another short video (sorry its terrible quality) of us announcing to the in laws, letting my 5 year niece and 8 year old nephew do the honors! It was so much fun!