Yesterday late afternoon was magical for us. We got to meet the little one who’s currently taking up residence in my body.
As many of you already know, I delivered Little Man at a free-standing birth center in Colorado – Mountain Midwifery Center. At twenty weeks, I was sent to a doctor for an anatomy ultrasound to screen for abnormalities and was when we found out the sex.
I remember wondering how so many women knew the sex of their baby before the 20 week marker. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I get the impression it has something to do with most OB’s having ultrasound machines and tending to scan their patients more frequently, resulting in earlier sex determination.
In any case, I am seeing midwives again with this pregnancy and planning a homebirth. ::YIPEE!:: I am beyond excited about that, in case you couldn’t tell!!! Anyway, I would normally have to wait until 20 weeks to find out the sex again, except I decided to be less patient this time and found a place that offers 2D gender scans as early as 15 weeks. I am currently 16 weeks.
This brings me to last night’s events. I laid down and when the OB tech placed the instrument on my belly, we saw the clearest picture of:
So, clearly we are having another boy! Yay! We have a name picked out, which we are sharing with family and friends. Please msg me if you want to know!
Here are some of the other wonderful shots we got to take home: