For a few weeks I'd been meaning to post about this and life has been so hectic that I didn't get a chance to. I've been overwhelmed lately by how many people have asked if we were going to find out the sex of the baby. Not overwhelmed in a bad way! Just surprised at how everyone we would encounter, even strangers, would ask. I am, in no way offended by the question. Heck, I've been open about everything else with regards to baby-making and this question is mild compared to some I've been asked!
It just makes me wonder if I've asked everyone that in the past. I guess I have as it seems like such a natural question these days. I wonder if anyone was offended by the question? I think this can be added to the list of things you really don't think about until you are in the situation yourself.
So, to answer the question, yes, we plan to find out the sex of this little one. I always thought I would wait to find out, but, all the years of infertility treatments changed my mind. For so long now, we have been unsure of what life has in store for us. We have lived with so much uncertainty. Maybe it's the control freak in me, but, being able to actually "know" this makes me feel so much better!
Anyway, "plan to find out" is a little incorrect at this point, because, we actually had out big ultrasound yesterday! So, for the handful of people who haven't heard (I did a pretty good job of spreading it around yesterday...):
We are having a girl!!!
A little girl!! Glenn has said girl since the day we got our first beta back. He just "felt" it and, well, he was right!!
But, honestly, more important, we found out that she is perfect! Everything looked great! I was measuring two days ahead and they estimate her at 1 pound already!
And, some of my questions were answered, which helped me immensely. I'm still down about 12 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight and carrying small and, while I know this is OK, I just wanted to know that the baby (OK, I guess I can call her "she" now!!) was growing OK. Well, she is growing just fine! They told me that she will take all the nutrients she needs from me first and I get the leftovers, so, as long as I feel OK, at this point, then I'm getting enough nutrition for me.
I've also not felt her moving at all. And, again, while I know that this is OK, I couldn't help but worry a little. First of all, she is moving around like she's doing a little jitterbug in there. In fact, they had trouble getting some of the measurements because she was wiggling around so much! I also found out that I have an anterior placenta, which means that the placenta is sitting inside the front of the uterus. It won't cause a problem, but, probably explains why I'm not feeling anything. Basically, she is kicking and punching the placenta, which is acting as a barrier between her and the inside of my tummy. So, no more worries, although, mommy would like to feel her a little bit!
So, that's the update on me and my little girl!! We are both doing great!!