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It's a girl! I'm having a baby girl!!! A daughter. I'm overjoyed! After the scan I had this peaceful feeling of calm, I realized that I felt truly happy for the first time in a very long time. I guess it (finally) all became real. I'm really pregnant and I'm expecting a healthy baby girl.
The scan itself went great, she's measuring on track and everything looks good. That combined with my 2nd Trimester bloodwork continues to keep me in the low risk category - for a high risk patient. I will have another detailed scan at 24w, where they will take a close look at the development of her heart.
I love being able to refer to 'she' & 'her' now, rather than 'it' or 'the baby'.
|Here she is!! 18w3d|
My best buddy, J, came with me to the scan yesterday. He has never seen a pregnancy ultrasound, although he's had several of his own stomach due to gastrointestinal problems that landed him in the hospital for a couple of weeks last year.
J is a lifelong athlete with an interest in the human body so he was enthralled watching the screen, pointing things out and asking the tech lots of questions.
We were talking about finding out, and J being there. I said something along the lines of J being able to tell baby girl that Uncle J got to see her girl parts for the first time. The room was silent before we all started cracking up, the ultrasound tech included, when I realized how pervy that had just sounded. J was like, I didn't see anything! Give me a break, I just found out I'm expecting a baby girl, my head wasn't working properly! You know what I meant!
I have the funniest ultrasounds.
And of course, I did a little shopping for baby girl yesterday! I'll have to take some pictures of the goods to share in another post.