We had our 20 week ultrasound this past Tuesday and we're happy to report that all went well and we succeeded in not finding out the gender, which is actually turning out to be a little harder on me than I expected.
Since we weren't finding out the gender this time around, all we really wanted to hear is that the baby looks healthy and all looks as it should. Thankfully, that is exactly what we got to hear. Praise God!
I'll have a follow up appointment next week with my Dr. and she'll read the official report, but sounds like from what the technician told us it should be a very normal report.
Even though we didn't have the fun of finding out if we're adding a boy or girl to the family, it was still a fun ultrasound and we still got to know a little bit about this child.
The technician kept commenting on how active this baby is and she begged it to hold still multiple times so she could get the measurements and photos that she needed to. She laughed and commented that at the beginning of the ultrasound the baby's head was down and feet were up and half way through, the baby had completely flipped and was feet down and head up. I was hoping that at least one of my children would be calm and not crazy active, but I guess God had other plans. Looks like I'll be spending the next few years chasing little ones and keeping them out of danger. ;)
The other comment that I remember was when the tech said "this child either loves to talk or eat because he/she is continually opening and shutting it's mouth". She even got a short video of the baby's mouth constantly opening and shutting. That was fun!
Other than being very squirmy, baby was cooperative enough to let us get some great photos!
I left the ultrasound really excited and anxious to meet this little one and I really don't want to wait another 18-20 weeks. :( Oh well, a little patience is good for all of us I guess.
I've been asked many times if I want a boy or a girl, and if I had to answer honestly I was saying that I wanted a girl, until recently.
I've been spending a lot of quality time with my kiddos and I've really, REALLY been enjoying them. :)
If we had a girl, I'm sure I would get more of dressing up, baking, cooking, painting toenails, talking and twirling. I would get even more girl time (which I love) and Elliana would be over the moon to get to "mother" a baby girl. I love my Ellie, and I know what I'm doing when it comes to hanging out with little girls.
But I've been getting to have a lot more fun with Ethan lately too. Sure, boys are a whole new level of crazy and high energy, but they can also be sweet, affectionate, and a different kind of fun. One evening last week Ethan placed his hands on each side of my face and planted a big ol' kiss on me, and then he ran off to play. It melted my heart. Recently Ethan and I have been having fun making funny faces at each other and making each other laugh. Ethan's vocabulary is taking off and he can communicate really well now.
I still feel sometimes that I'm in unfamiliar territory when it comes to raising a boy, but I'm enjoying learning.
So, all that's to say I really don't think I care if we bring home a boy or a girl this summer. Either way, it sounds like this baby is going to be just as active and just as much "trouble" as these two: ;-)