How far along? 19 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: + 5 lbs
How big is baby? the size of a mango
Milestones? Today I saw the dr and had the big anatomy scan ultrasound. Everything looks wonderful. I am measuring to my exact due date. All is well and we couldn’t be more grateful for that. We were able to find out the gender. Drumroll please…….
ITS A GIRL!
We are very thrilled and can’t wait for Cady to meet her new BFF. I just know that they are going to be very close. It doesn’t hurt that we have saved all of Cady’s clothes from newborn on. Baby sister has 2 years worth of a wardrobe just waiting on her.
We have a name in mind. Jason is sort of waffling on it, so we aren’t announcing it just yet, but I’m pretty sure its set. I’ll announce when I bring him over to the dark side for good 😉
We actually only have 2 pictures from today’s ultrasound. Even though the news we received was wonderful it was still a pretty disappointing experience overall. This is a day that pretty much every pregnant woman looks forward to from day one of their pregnancy. I likely won’t have another ultrasound this pregnancy, so this was it.
My appointment was scheduled at 2:00. We arrived at 1:50. I wasn’t called back until 3. I felt like things were rushed through because they were obviously running late. I didn’t get any explanation as to what we were looking at as she was measuring different parts of the baby.
I distinctly remember this ultrasound with Cady. The tech pointed out all the body parts and told me what she was doing. I got a cd with 15-20 great images of Cady. Today I got three all together, and they aren’t even that great. One is to show that its a girl but you can’t tell a thing. The other two are straight on of her face. Honestly, I always think it looks kind of creepy. I didn’t get to see a single profile shot. Here are the pictures:
(top of head is to the left. The face is the skeleton looking thing)
(in this one the head is to the right)
I know its not something to complain about too much. All that is important is that our daughter is healthy and thriving, and she is definitely that. It was just a slight disappointment and I’m better now. I did write a letter to the company we get the ultrasounds through to express my disappointment. We plan on paying for a 3d/4d ultrasound in a few weeks (with a different company), so I will hopefully get some better pictures of our sweet girl.