Well, as you can see from my lilypie ticker up top, we know our little baby is a girl. I've been hesitant to share the information b/c some people I know in real life read this blog and we weren't sure we were going to share the information until much later. But, as of last week, I think we've either accidentally or excitedly told everyone who reads this blog that it is a little girl - probably just by saying "she" or "her arms and legs" or something silly like that...but there it is. Most people IRL still don't know and won't for a while...but we have a little girl in there!!!
Also, I seem to have lied about last week being my last ultrasound with the old RE b/c my OB/Gyn appointment was cancelled and rescheduled to next week so I had to beg for one more ultrasound from CCRM. We had it today, so, as of today, THIS IS THE LONGEST PREGNANCY WE'VE HAD!!!! It is a huge day for us. We had an ultrasound at 10:30 and we saw a perfect, much much bigger little girl, with a heartbeat of 180!!! that is superfast...I'm guessing I was very nervous and my nerves probably upped her heartrate too a little but it is still within healthy limits. Everything is perfect as of today. We couldn't believe it. I got the fabulous nurse again and one of the nurses I am friends with stayed in the room just to see our girl:-) It was a great experience. She played with the new machine and did lots of angles and checked bloodflow and everything. We couldn't stop looking. Her little legs and arms were flailing (okay, not so little, she's going to be an octopus like mom!) and, at one point, Brett said, "is she sucking her thumb?" and we both immediately said, "no, she can't be - is she big enough to suck her thumb? do they suck on it this early?" and the nurse said, "probably not" but then looked at it and said, "Um, I think you are right, it really looks like she is sucking her thumb!". So there you go. I asked the nurse if we can start getting excited now and she said yes...she said we should go shopping. I'm still nervous and hesitant but I'm going to start letting go of this overwhelming fear and caution. We are pregnant with a strong, beautiful little girl!!!!
I will say this - this is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I can't stop looking!
On another note, Brett had a fabulous time at his sister's wedding in Cancun. I was bummed all weekend that I couldn't make it. I mean, really really bummed. But, I was also really really sick with morning sickness and realized that I would have been miserable there and then probably would have made Brett miserable b/c he would have felt bad that I was puking in the room when he was out celebrating...and I wouldn't want to do that. So, I'm glad everything went well. I got to see some pictures- though not the pics from the wedding itself yet- I hear everything was absolutely beautiful. Oh, and brave me was actually able to give myself the PIO this past weekend ALL BY MYSELF. I was scared to death...but I did it! yup, a 1 1/2 inch needle in my butt! Never in a million years did I think I'd be able to do that...but I did and I'm proud of myself. I know a lot of women do this all the time...daily even...but I was always really intimidated by that needle. I can do all the other shots. Those women always impressed me that they could do it themselves...now I impressed me:-)