well, today we finally made it to our 20 wk anatomy scan.  boy, are they ever detailed at those appointments!!  the tech just got right down to business as soon as i got up on the table.

 

“there’s the head…there’s the this…”

 

30 seconds into the scan, i interrupted her saying, “do you think it’s alive?”

 

she turned from all business/gruff to sweet and gentle.  she said, “oh honey, of course it’s alive.  back up here….see?  there’s the beating heart.  do you see it?”

 

yes, i could see it and then she squeezed my arm to let me know it was going to be okay. 

 

naturally i felt nervous with every new body part they were checking out.  kidneys?  check.  bladder?  yep, bladder’s good.  diaphram? there it is.  let’s check out the spinal column…everything’s great.  what about that little bitty brain?  check, check.  now let’s take forever to check out the heart…………..still checking………….still……………okay, that looks great, too.  well, now that all that was over she said, “i suppose you want to know the gender if i can tell?”

 

UM, YES!  that’s the whole reason i was at the appointment in the first place!

 

so she took her time to get a nice clear view.  i wasn’t sure what in the world we were looking at and then just before she said it out loud i thought i could tell…

 

drum roll please…………………………………………………………..

 

it’s

 

a

 

GIRL!

 

and we are delighted.

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