January 10, 2011
Okay, I won’t keep you in suspense…we decided NOT to find out the gender (sorry Ashley)! And actually, “we” didn’t decide, S gave in and let me make the decision. Yet another time that I’ve gotten what I wanted, and yes, I know how lucky I am. 😉
I felt strongly about not finding out for several reasons…besides the fact that everybody says this is the best surprise that you can ever have, I also want the chance to do things “normal” and “natural” for once. I was never able to have the “surprise S, we’re pregnant!” moment, and I really want this surprise. Plus, we have no idea whether we’ll be able to get pregnant again, and I don’t want to have any regrets.
Also, back to my strange superstitions, having everybody know the sex makes me nervous for some reason. And then there’s the temptation to tell everybody the baby’s full name, which then makes me feel like there’s no real surprise left! So all that to say, we’re going to stay on team green…and you’ll all have to wait 4-5 months for the big reveal. 😉
And the punch line? Everything else at the ultrasound looked PERFECT! The things that they were looking out for because of S’s niece were all a non-issue…and everything else – heart, brain, spine, stomach, kidneys, fingers, toes, nose, lip – everything, is perfect! Basically, our baby is beautiful and perfect and we are SO incredibly grateful. We actually weren’t even that nervous for today’s appointment, amazingly (although we were late because I couldn’t find my lucky bracelet 😉 ), but it was still such a relief to hear the doctor say that everything looked good.
Besides a little drama when I almost passed out on the ultrasound table – not enough breakfast and too much time on my back (it took a while to get all of the measurements from our very fiesty baby) – we had a great morning and I’m so excited to continue enjoying this pregnancy.
Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes – they’re working!! 😀