I had my ob/gyn appointment today for my 16 week pregnancy check up and all is well. At first, the nurse couldn't find the baby's heartbeat so I ended up having an ultrasound today. This was quite unexpected. I was scheduled for an ultrasound next time at my March appointment to determine the sex of the baby and plan to have another one then so that my husband can attend. This time, I got to see the baby's head, tummy, legs, and arms. The umbilical cord was between the baby's legs so it was hard to tell if it was a boy or a girl.
I have felt this entire time that it would be a boy and even had dreams about little strawberry blonde haired boys, but the ultrasound technician said that she was leaning toward it being a girl from a couple of brief unobstructed views that she had. We should find out for sure next time, and I can't wait!! I was hoping to know today. I want to start buying baby stuff and decorating the nursery soon, but I have been waiting on finding out the sex of the baby first. (If it is a boy, it will probably be a farm animals theme. If it is a girl, it will probably be ladybugs and flowers them.) Although I had kind of anticipated a boy, I really don't care either way. I will be very happy with a healthy baby boy or girl. I'm just anxious to know for decorating purposes at this point! I'm feel very blessed and thankful that everything is normal so far. And, I'm having every pregnancy symptom in the book (fatigue, nausea, heartburn, dizziness, headaches, faintness, etc.!), but the doctor said that is quite normal too. Maybe when I update my readers next month, I'll know whether it is a boy or girl for sure! Yay!