Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Still a girl

We had another scan today, to follow up on our 18 week anatomy scan. Apparently the little chicklette was too small to see some of the finer points (like, say, her heart), so back we went. 

First of all, I want to say that my husband totally took one for the team today, and I probably owe him some sort of sexual favor as a result.  I had invited my mom to join us, since she hasn't seen the babe live and up close, but when we went to head back to the ultrasound room, the tech told us that they had a "strict policy" of no more than one guest in the room at a time, and no switching off. Bummer news that would have been good to know, like, yesterday. Now, the Mr. has been excited for DAYS to get another look, but he totally shrugged and sucked it up and told my mom that she could go in with me. I didn't think it was possible to love the guy more, but today I do.

Anyway, on to the scan. Don't tell the Mr., because he'll be upset, but it was so frickin' cool.  And my mom totally cried, which made the Mr.'s waiting room heroics even more, well, heroic. We could see so much more detail than during the 18 week scan, and they spent lots of time on the heart which was really neat. Four chambers, all pumping together. We got a measurement of her big melon, and saw all of her brain parts inside. We got to count fingers and toes again, and got a good look at her nose and little lips and chin. Totally cute.

The best part? The money shot. I had joked when the tech was lubing me up that I was anxious to see if she was still a she, before we go all in on the pink bedding. So we got towards the end of the scan, and my 12-oz. daughter just opened her bony legs right up and gave us a full-on view of her little girly bits.  The tech, who had a sense of humor for a change, drew a big arrow pointing to the goods, and labeled it: "STILL A GIRL."

Of the dozen or so photos we got today, which one do you think is hanging on the fridge right now? That's right. Poor baby girl.

She has no idea what she's in for.


Love B&P said...

Congrats! With my first, I posted his boy parts pictures anywhere and everywhere. I am in the process of putting together a "B's 1st Year" photo book for his party and what picture do you think is on pg#2... you guessed it :)

Me said...

Awesome appointment and it's so great that your Mom got to share that with you. It's a special moment for a mother and daughter, that's for sure! Especially with another daughter on the way!

Take care!

Emily said...

What an amazing hubby. So glad your momma could be there!

Michele said...

You totally owe him a "favor"! I cant believe they wouldnt let the three of you in. We are more private people and arent up for others in the room, but I've seen people take 2 and 3 folks in with them. Bummer!

But I'm so glad the appt went well! Great news!!!

Ashley said...

I can't believe they wouldn't let them both in..so unfair!! That was soooo sweet of him...you owe him big;) So glad she is doing awesome!!!

Saige said...

Ultrasounds are so awesome. It just proves there really is a little life in there. I guess she wanted you to know you are safe in the pink bedding department. lol!

Anonymous said...

That's pic #1 for her high school graduation photo montage! :) Yay for a great u/s! I can't wait for the day I can take my mom in with me!

Kate said...

I love that you put it on your fridge. That is so cool. A dear friend has a little one and we had a joking conversation about whether to save for college or therapy. We decided college might be optional, while therapy might be necessary.

Anyway, your little one is a lucky girl to have such fun and hip parents.

Congratulations on the great scan! And for having your mom with you, that must have been so cool.


Kristen's Raw said...

YAY YAY YAY! So happy for you. I've just stumbled across your blog and from the title I'm guessing this was an IVF baby? I'll have to read more posts to find out. I'm in IVF myself... actually, it's Mini-IVF (a clinic in NY is doing it). We just miscarried yesterday (about 6 weeks in) from a fresh transfer, but I have high hopes for the next round. (We have some frozen embryos waiting in line.)

Have a great day. Yes, your husband is awesome, too! :)


Anonymous said...

What a great story. I also have a very up close and personal shot of my baby boys manhood. :-)