Today was the day. The day every pregnant woman looks forward to almost as much as Christmas...almost. The Ultrasound. (insert twilight zone music here)
It is always nice to be able to see the baby, get information on the status of the baby, learn of any issues, and of course, for some of us, find out the gender.
With Mary, we somehow just figured she would be a girl. Same thing with Sam. We had hunches, and they were right. Kind of cool and kind of fun.
Even though we have one boy and one girl, and we knew we would be perfectly happy with either gender, we were still excited to know which gender it would be.
The tie-breaker...pretty intense.
This time around we were very shocked (for various reasons), but also very, very excited!!!!
Sometime in the beginning of June, we will be welcoming "Mr." Baby Maynard into our home! That's right, we got a good solid look at all the right parts. He was not in the least bit shy. He is for sure a He, and we love him so much already! The pictures are plastered all over the fridge, and the name game has begun.
I was so nervous to tell Mary. She has been praying for a girl for a while now.
When I told her, she sat and thought for a minute and then burst into a big grin. She is just happy to have a baby in the house, and to be the "big helper." She didn't seem to mind too much. FEW!
However, she did inform me later on that she is still holding on to the hope that a sister is still waiting in heaven for her turn to come to us. hhhhmmmmmm
Because I am only 18 1/2 weeks along, they were not able to get a good picture of the face or the heart. They were too small for a good in depth look. Both are pretty vital in knowing the health of the baby. So, we get another ultrasound in four weeks. All of the other organs and stuff seemed fine as far as they could tell. I don't mind having another ultrasound next month. I feel pretty lucky to be able to see my baby again!
I will also be having an ultrasound next week for my gallbladder. Dr. Weary confirmed that the pain is most likely from that small, but painful organ. They are going to have me try everything I can (like a very bland diet) to make it until after the baby is born before having surgery, if that is necessary, but they may just need to get it out of there. It is so incredibly painful.
The ultrasound will tell a lot regarding what could be going wrong. I will be curious to see what is causing all of this pain. Stones, infection, nothing, heartburn, ect.
So, lots of ultrasounds for us, but they are all for a good cause. I am so grateful for technology.
We don't have a scanner, or else I would post all of the adorable pictures of our little guy. He was moving like crazy, but we got some awesome pictures of his little fat body, and his cute little feet. He was lying in a position that Sam always sleeps in. On the tummy with legs curled up under the belly. That was pretty precious to me. My heart melts every time I look at them. I can't wait to see him again in a month!