My gf Ceanna came with to my appointment for support. She has two boys and a girl, so as soon as she saw the screen she knew exactly what BW was. I'm so thankful she came with!!
One hand to mouth, the other up by an ear, and knees folded up to the chest
We learned a few things:
BW likes to lay more vertical and bounce on my bladder (I figured that was what was going on, and I've have been feeling the sudden jabs on my cervix, too. Thanks, BW).
The cozy spot seems to be facing my spine, cuddled up on one side.
Both lobes of the brain are there, and all the arms, legs, fingers, and toes.
We could see the tiny little bladder already formed. That was crazy.
BW still has a halloween mask on.
And BW is a GIRL!!!
The tech asked me if I ever had any idea...honestly, no. I didn't. When I got that positive pregnancy test, my first semi-rational thought was "it's a girl". But really, that was just a random thought, I obviously had no way of knowing. My cravings have mimicked both "typical" boy cravings (the HOT food), and girl (the sweet fruit). The first HR was super high, about 180 (total old wives tale for a girl- my SIL was super high, and she had a boy). Old women have told me I'm carrying like it's a boy (I'm really not showing enough for a stranger to judge that, but thank you).
After my appointment I texted my girlfriends and told them to keep the news off of FB till tomorrow night. B is calling his parents this evening to tell them, and I had a little cake made with pink frosting inside for my parents to have after dinner tonight. Then I went to Target and picked up a few adorable outfits (3 in NB and 3 in 6mo...they were on sale and she'll be 6 months for next summer anyways).
Gifts from family, my diaper bag, a t-shirt I bought for our future baby while in Japan (I know that's creepy, we weren't even engaged yet), and of course all the pink was from the Target run.
So happy to meet baby ELIZABETH!!!
Now we just need a middle name!
Here is the cake I had made for my parents. They picked it up from a local baker this afternoon!