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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our babies gender (or so we thought) ultrasound!

*Our little lovebug! It has a cute little "Who-nose"!!*

SO as you can see...we had our ultrasound yesterday.
 20 weeks, & ready to find out the gender of our little baby!!

We got up early and I started my water chugging...

I hate that part soooo bad.

I love water, don't get me wrong... love love LOVE it.
but chugging 32 oz in 30 mins so soon after waking up..
well, sucks butt actually.


But never the less.. I chugged & chugged & headed to the doctors full of H20. We started the ultrasound so nervous & excited. The technician informed me that it would be a lengthy appointment, and was not just for finding out the gender. I agreed patiently, watching while he pushed, poked & proded my belly trying to get the best views to get his measurements. When he was reaching the end of his measuring...

*Baby is laying with it's hands under it's ear... like it's sleeping.
Just the same way it's daddy does*

...he informed me that it was about that time.

Ryan & I held hands as the tech got into the right angle for finding out the babies gender.

"Okay! Lets take a look here...soooo.. well it looks like the babies got it's legs closed pretty tight. Can't really get a good view.. but.. from this picture right here I would say that looks like a girl!"

"wow..okay! yay!"
"I told you!"

We were pretty excited. The tech then went back to get a few more measurments that he had missed, and poionted out that the baby started to move around quite a bit.

"Well, since she's moving so much, do you think we could go back and get a better, more clear view to confirm the gender? Just to be sure?"
"Oh yea! Sure. Lets just take anouther look here..."

Now right about here, is where things got a bit... well.. confusing.

In a split second, we heard the tech say "Oh!" as Ryan, Danielle, & I all saw the same thing as the tech. A very prominent... non girl... man-bit.

"uhm... I think.. you might have a boy.. actually."

I instantly looked at Danielle, to see if she was thinking the same as I was. She was looking at me with very wide eyes, as we both quickly looked down at Ryan who was still staring at the screen.
In that same instant, we watched his face.. just.. fall ever so slightly.

Now, not that he wouldn't be super excited about a boy! He just really REALLY wanted a girl... & after being told that he had his little girl.. only to hear "oops, nevermind."

I wanted to cry.

Ryan looked at me, smiled and "Okay, cool! I have a son."

You could tell the tech felt bad, and started to make jokes with Ryan saying how he was sorry, he was trying to be on his side. It lightened the mood and everything was okay. The tech finished taking the measurements as Ryan, Danielle & I started talking about our little boy.

"Okay! So thats about it! Was there anything else for you?"
"Uhm, did we get a picture of the gender?"
"Uhm, I generally don't take those..."
"Oh. Okay, if your uncomfortable thats okay."
"No, I'm okay.. but, normally I don't do that, because..well.. if it was a girl, would you want a picture of that. Of her.. you"


"Uhm... yes?"
"Oh, okay well I can do that then, gimmie one second."

At this point I was looking at Ryan & Danielle.. confused on why that seemed wierd.
I had seen those pictures a trillion times before. Niether of them seemed to understand either...
And then we hear that sound again..."Oh!"

We all quickly looked back at the screen.

"Well, If I hadn't just seen what I saw a few minutes ago.. I would easily say that this... is a girl you have here. yea... This looks like a girl...."


Ryan & I are squeezing eachothers hands at this point & Danielle has the most confused look on her face. We have no idea what to say... or how to react.

"What do you mean? I thought.."
"Well ya, but... That right there looks like a labia."
"Okay... So it's a girl then? You're sure?"
"Yup. I would pretty much say that this is a girl, lets just get a good angle so we can... oh..."

Oh geezus now what.

"Well, again.. That looks like a boy. I mean... well.. it could be a penis... actually that looks like the umbilical cord. So it could be a girl, or it could be a boy. I'm really not sure to be honest."

*This is the gender picture in question.Foot is to the left, the other leg is bent at the knee.. like a half criss-cross-applesauce... Baby bum is to the right.*


You have GOT to be kidding me.

The tech handed us all of our print outs, told us they would call us back if they needed anything else and we promptly headed upstairs to see Dr. Rockstar...
& My Momma ofcourse.

(For those who don't already know.. I'm lucky.. My mother WORKS for my OB.)

I started to show my mom the ultrasound pictures, and tell her what had happened. She had been there in the very beginning.. but as soon as he said the gender the FIRST time.. She headed back up to work... since thats all she was there for anyways.
She had MISSED all the rest of the fun.

Momma then proceded to show the ultrasounds to Dr. Rockstar.

"And he said he thought it was a what?... a boy?"
"Yea... well.. he said both.."

As I explained the story again... he continued to look at the ultrasounds.

"Yea... ya know. I can see where he was thinking that.. but that could also really be the umbillical cord... and that looks like it could be a know, Jaimie... These are just really not clear. i would not paint the nursery just yet.. I really don't think we can be sure."


But I trust Dr. Rockstar's opinion, ALOT.

So, in conclusion... we are waiting till the next ultrasound in about 2 weeks. I have a Maternal Fetal specialist appointment since my blood levels came back slightly elevated for spina bifida. Dr. Rockstar said he is really not concerned about it though, because my levels are only ever so slightly elevated... the appointment is just to be sure.

So HOPEFULLY... we will find out then!


Until then... I have some lovely pictures to gaze at. <3

*Baby Sucking it's thumb!!*

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Andrea said...

Hahahaha! Oh my word! Sounds like quite the visit. Hopefully everything will be clearer in two weeks;-)

Chrissy said...

Wow, sounds stressful...I remember those days...long time ago...haha, well my daughter is almost 10 years old...
But as long as you and the baby are will find out, I'm sure!
Take good care of yourself, mama! xxx

SarahMummy said...

Oh my goodness, what a nightmare! We didn't find out the gender with our first two (both boys), but found out third time. We were told 'probably a girl' at 19 weeks, so I kind of mentally prepared myself but wouldn't buy pink just in case. We were told definitely at 36 weeks when I had a scan to check placenta was in right place and she wasn't too small. It was and she wasn't. She's 6 now :)
Found you on Clairejustine's blog hop BTW.

Nekky said...

I tried not to find out the gender of my second child till birth and that drove me crazy. I Think it's a lot easier when you know the gender. Thanks for stopping by and joining our Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Following you.

Masshole Mommy said...

When I went for the ultrasound to find out the gender of my oldest, he was all curled up and the tech couldn't see anything, so I did walk out of hte hospital in tears that day. I had another U/S a few weeks later in which he was in a better position and we could clearly see that he was a boy. I totally feel your pain.

The Empress said...

The dr guessed on ours: he said boys are generally larger, and these guys were. All 3 of my boys.

CONGRATULATIONS> I still remember the excitement and anticipation of an ultrasound! SO FUN! SO wonderful.

Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk said...

I was counting down days, hours and minutes before my ultrasound! Very exciting times!!!

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Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

What a fun experience - even though you are still waiting on an official answer! This was a cool post to read :)
Isn’t That Charming.

Veronica Lee said...

When the doctor told me my second baby was gonna be another boy, I burst into tears and he had to console me!!!

Happy Weekending!

S.I.F. said...

Haha! At least you didn't leave there thinking it was for sure one over another. I had that happen to a friend, and they did not find out until 2 weeks before the birth that the baby was actually the other gender!

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