Today was the day Andy and I found out the gender of our baby! I was majorly nervous and Andy was cool as a cucumber (figures). Besides figuring out if we’d have a son or a daughter, we’d also see if there was anything major wrong with the progress so far. For some reason, even though I’m young and healthy I was just worried. I just needed to know! My lovely friend and hair dresser of about 20 years, Greta, got to enjoy my nerves while doing my hair before our appointment so I’m appreciative for all of the wisdom she bestowed on me :).
Anyways, after drinking a bunch of water and watching the President’s press conference (he is funny, by the way, I really like that dude!) we headed off to the doctor. Fortunately, I got in within ten minutes because, well…I had just drank a ton of water and couldn’t visit the ladies room. Our sonographer’s name was Gloria (Andy’s mom’s name) which was a good sign! Glorias are always nice. We got to see all of the major parts – head, brain (incredibly intelligent already, I’m sure), two arms, two legs, two feet, one heart with four chambers, two kidneys, etc.
Unfortunately, the baby was all scrunched up and holding both legs tightly together. At one point, Gloria thought she saw what might be a “boy part” but, um, that’s not very encouraging. So I got up and moved around and laid back down. Andy was just chilling through all this, by the way. Not a whole lot he could do. But anyways, after I laid back down we DEFINITELY saw some parts:
So, yes, it definitely is a boy. In my family so far, we have TONS of boys, so there will be plenty of ladies with boy advice for us! I’m thrilled to be able to raise a boy. They’re silly, fun, slightly more drama free (I suppose that depends on the boy), and they like dirt. We are honored to be blessed with one :).
Besides the gender, we also found out that I am measuring “perfect” for 20 weeks and my due date didn’t change at all based on the size. I have been very relaxed in some areas for these 20 weeks. I haven’t been psychotic about all those weird things that have an .00005% chance of harming a baby. Did you know it is recommended that you microwave your lunch meat? GROSS. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” made me TERRIFIED after two pages. According to that book you should basically stay inside your house and bathe in hand sanitizer every five minutes for fear of contamination. So instead of freaking out, I just decided to follow my instincts, take my vitamins, and drink plenty of water. Although today I did ask my doctor if I’ve been “too relaxed” on some things and he laughed at me. The resident with him said there is no such thing as too relaxed. He also said that I’m not “too small” for 20 weeks even though I feel like I have a tiny bump compared to many of my friends at 20 weeks. Actually, he said that my size was “perfect” so I’ll keep THAT doctor around. Andy said he was “speaking my language”. Ha.
Here’s Andy at our celebratory Il Vicino lunch:
We also went and bought our first gender specific clothing which was fun. I have to say I don’t love ALL boys clothes but you can find some good stuff out there :):
So today was a good day. We got good news and have more to plan for and all is well. And then Andy bought me some flowers when he ran to store, so that is good too ;).