Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Milestone

This last month has been an exciting one and this pregnancy is definitely beginning to feel more real. In the beginning of March we had our anatomy scan at 19 weeks and 1 day along.  This may be too much information for some, but as some may know, they require you to drink 32 ounces of water before you go in for an ultrasound.  I never knew that consuming that much liquid could actually be excruciatingly painful.  I hobbled into the hospital like an old woman, my kidneys and lower back angry at this liquid invasion.  As soon as I sat down and she started the ultrasound, she immediately told me to go to the bathroom. It was obvious on the screen that poor baby Bennett was smashed against the uterine wall by my enormous bladder.  I was happy to do so.

Ten minutes later- when I was done peeing- Sam showed up and the official scan begun.  It was very quiet in that dark room as we awaited any information at all as about our little one. The tech was able to tell us very little except the estimated weight of the baby, as well as the gender.  However, I found it amusing that they actually made us sign a waiver saying that we wouldn't sue them if they got it wrong. The baby moved about and swam around, making the poor tech's job challenging, but it was all very interesting to see. We later found out that everything looks perfect and measured exactly as it should.

They told us the gender very last- a GIRL!  I was surprised and giddy all at the same time.  "Really?" is all I could muster.  I was so surprised, I was convinced from the very beginning that this creature growing inside me was surely a boy.  However, we are thrilled!  Baby Girl Bennett is expected to arrive right on time on July 23, 2012!
The "gender" pic...  really?  I'll take their word for it. 

Baby Girl Bennett!

1 comment:

  1. You never know, they told Jo the same thing and then the next US they changed it! ;)