A 1st timer's journey through pregnancy, motherhood and overcoming postpartum depression...
Monday, August 17, 2009
It's almost gender time!
These two pics have nothing to do with this post, but I had to put them up here. It's my beautiful niece Elye Kate. I got to see her last week and took these. She is getting so big and chubby! Love her to pieces!
Jason and I are so excited! We find out what this little toot is in two weeks! August 29th @ 10 am to be exact. We were going to have to wait till September 22nd for my Dr. to do the ultrasound to find out at 20 some weeks, but not anymore! One of my friends who is also pregnant told me about these 3d/4d ultrasound "boutiques" around Nashville that will do ultrasounds earlier to find out gender. I got on the website and sure enough..there is one that said "We can find gender out starting at 15 weeks!!" What?? I'm 15 weeks this week! I was so pumped. So I called and talked to the tech at this one in Franklin. For $75 they will do a regular black/white 2d scan to determine gender and give you a peak at the baby. I asked about having the 4d one done this early and she said that they usually do those starting at 28-30 weeks. She said at this stage the baby can still look "a little alien-ish". Oh. Well, in that case I DON'T need to have the 4d one! I am already worried about how this baby is going to look. I look at mine and Jason's baby pics and get a little freaked out. See, we both had this stage around 5-7 months where our heads were enormous. Jason had this bulging forehead and mine looked like a hot air balloon. SO needless to say, I am afraid I would do this 4d scan and the ultrasound tech would say "well, all we are going to be able to see is this babies head" because it's taking up the whole screen! I know for a fact that I am not the only pregnant woman out there that has worried about their baby being ugly and big-headed, because I Googled it. There are women that feel the exact same way! So, in two weeks hopefully if the baby cooperates, we will know what he or she is..a he or a she! Yay!! (