We had our big u/s on Friday, November 7th. Todd and I did decide to find out the gender. I wouldn't have minded it being a surprise but we wanted to be able to plan the nursery and not be gender-neutral. So we went in and the u/s tech started looking at the baby. You could see the baby open its' mouth and close it over and over. It was pretty neat and the baby was really cooperating for the u/s tech. We saw the head, brain, spine, two arms and two legs. Everything looks great and the baby is measuring right on schedule. Of course, I am sure you are wondering the big question: boy or girl?
IT'S A GIRL!!!
We are very happy that our baby is healthy and are looking forward to having a little girl. I think Michael will make a great big brother and he will be able to protect her when they get older. When she is dating, the guys will have to pass the scrutiny of her father and older brother. But that is far away!!
Michael doesn't quite understand what's going on but knows that there is a baby in Mommy's tummy. He is very sweet and will kiss the baby when I ask him to. I told him that he was going to have a baby sister and he said "Baby Kaitlyn", which is our friend's little girl. He thinks all babies are Kaitlyn, which is pretty cute. I am looking forward to seeing how he reacts when our little girl finally arrives here. I am hoping he will adapt to the change and we are preparing him as much as we can now. We ordered this furniture for his new "big boy" bedroom and it's awesome. I wouldn't mind sleeping on it at all.
Here is a picture of me at 18w 5d: