Had my 20 week ultrasound today. I don't have my camera with me so can't take pictures of the pictures to post on here.
After taking the measurements, etc. we are right on track. Due date continues to be March 15th. Baby is at 14oz which seems so little, but is almost the weight of a loaf of bread. Seems bigger that way :) Baby is going to be a gymist and well behaved. The person doing the ultrasound said she had never had a baby cooperate so well with the first few pictures she took. However, after doing so well, baby decided it was time to move and decided to practice his/her gymist skills: front flips, back flips, covering the face, sucking the thumb..... What a miracle though, at only 20 weeks, there are 2 little hands with fingers, 2 little legs with toes, rib cage, stomach with fluid (proving baby can swallow), heart pumping at 150 just like it's supposed to and all the other little miniature versions of the human anatomy. Not sure of baby's gender - don't want to know and the lady was kind enough to ensure not to tell me and kind enough not to give me a picture that would provide any clue. I'm sure she knows as baby didn't have any problem just laying it all out there for a full frontal view. She hid it from me - what a nice lady :) Now to remind the over enthusiastic nurse and doctor that I DON'T WANT TO KNOW! Shawn and I decided we would really like the surprise.
One of my co-workers said you can't have a baby shower if you don't know the gender of the baby. I informed her that in the past no one knew the gender of the child and they still had baby showers. Informed her that I'm a bit old fashioned in that: 1. I don't want to know the gender - I am eager about the "You have a ......" 2. I like the idea of a baby shower prior to baby being born. The whole - fat, sticking out a mile, swollen ankles.... See, a little old fashioned, but both Shawn and I want it that way :)