Monday, May 14, 2012

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

We went to our 18 week appointment this afternoon, just expecting to hear Peanut's heartbeat on the doppler and then make the appointment for the anatomical/diagnostic ultrasound in mid-June.  

Our nurse took us to one of the ultrasound-less exam rooms, got us settled, and our midwife came in with the doppler.  After she said hi and asked how I was feeling, she asked if we wanted to know if we were having a boy or a girl, and would we like to do that now?  Of course, we said yes, so we went down the hall to one of the ultrasound rooms.  

She checked the heartbeat with the doppler, first, and it was 150 bpm.  Peanut's heartbeat has been around 165 the previous visits, so I was kinda thinking girl, even though all my symptoms and "instincts" were leaning boy.  She fired up the ultrasound and we tried for a long time to get a good look. Peanut, like his parents, is an introvert, and wanted nothing to do with being looked at.  We watched some swallowing and the little heart, fingers, arms, and legs.  We finally got a good shot and confirmed that Peanut is a BOY!!

This is our son, Ezra David.  :)