Our first part of the appointment was our fetal echo. Since I have a congenital heart condition, they wanted to take a look at baby's ticker as well. Thankfully everything looks nice and normal and there is no sign of any heart issues with baby, although they do want to take another look in the rare chance that something changes between now and then (around 32 weeks). The cardiologist did tell us her prediction on the gender but said it wasn't her "specialty" so not to fully trust her. Honestly, I'm a little disappointed she did this because we didn't ask her to and it took away from the build up of the whole "it's a....!!!" but that's fine. A healthy baby was our main focus!
After the fetal echo was complete, it was back out to the waiting room to wait for the tech to call us back. Thank goodness that didn't take too long. She showed us baby's head and brain, legs, arms, abdomen, spine, and profile. Pretty sure we saw some other body parts too but I find it impossible to remember everything at this point. Our little wiggle worm was in a position with its back up and head down and tucked under the chin, so it was a little difficult to get a perfect picture of the profile, but I am definitely happy with what we got :) I am so happy to report that baby looks healthy! Again, that was our main focus and I was so relieved to hear that all is well!
After all the odds and ends were measured... she took a look between the legs. She checked with us to make sure we wanted to know and we gave her the go-ahead. (For the record, the cardiologist was correct in her prediction.)
So without further ado, I present to you our little...
We are delighted to be welcoming a DAUGHTER come July! I really don't think it's fully set in yet but every time I refer to Baby B as a "she" or a "her" I just smile. I can't stop looking at her little profile picture and wondering who she will look like. I can't wait to seriously start discussing names and to see her little face. I think of so many wonderful opportunities I will get to experience being the mama of a little girl. Our little princess!
And now... let the shopping begin!