I’ve been horrible about posting lately. I think it’s the heat and the headaches. I was reading through some of my old posts from my pregnancy with Isaac and it’s so fun to see the similarities and differences and all the things I forgot. There is a reason I try to write all this stuff down! Now I just need to get better at doing it.
I have so many things to write about, but today’s post is dedicated to only one.
We had our 20 week ultrasound about two weeks ago. Baby was not very cooperative and we almost didn’t get to learn the sex. But we got to see and hear the heartbeat, see a very narrow head, long little legs, and everything else all in it’s place. It’s amazing to me how different this baby looks on ultrasound than Isaac did. I always thought they all looked the same, and while they do, it is interesting to be able to note some differences.
Below is the profile image, with knees at the nose and a hand under the leg.
We learned that my placenta is up front, which is why I don’t feel a lot of movement and the ones I do feel are muted. But that and the fact that the baby was being stubborn was making it a little difficult for the tech to see everything she needed to see.
Finally, the tech asked me to go to the bathroom to see if we could get baby to move so she could see sex and see some of the lower back she was having trouble getting a look at. And with a little further manipulation we were able to see:
I immediately let out a sigh of relief and stated, “oh good, now we can stop talking about names.” We’ve had our girl name picked out since Isaac was born, but we were having a lot of trouble with boy names, so this solved that problem.
We are extremely excited, but as much as I’ve always wanted a girl, I’ve always felt like I was only going to have boys and it seems most of my friends just have boys, so we are a little in shock. I find myself questioning it all the time.
Isaac and Baby Girl will share a room until we get a bigger house, so now I’m tasked with making the room girly and boyish. We spent some time last weekend rearranging some things in the room…the crib, dresser and Isaac’s play table, and we removed the closet door and are going to replace it with a curtain. I bought some pink and purple flower sheets for the crib, so I could start imagining a little girl there.
I also made a cloth diaper purchase. I want to use cloth from newborn this time and have just been waiting to find out the sex before purchasing a few newborn and smaller diapers. Even at three months are current diapers were huge on Isaac, so I’ve always known that I wanted some different things this time.
Of course, we’ll get some girly clothes along the way, but since we didn’t know the sex with Isaac, we have lots of gender neutral stuff that we’ll be able to use again, unfortunately, I didn’t pack things up that way – what was I thinking?! So now, I’ll have to go through all the old clothes to determine if they are gender neutral or not and pack away the boy clothes. I think I’ll do that when it cools down a bit. This 100+ degree weather is just taking the life out of me.