Thursday, June 23, 2011

Its a....

We had our 20 plus weeks scan last Thursday. Everything went well, although I felt like the ultrasound was over too soon. I could have watched the little one forever!

Our tech was nice, but she was so quick. She went from "this is the heart" to "these are the kidneys" in to time. All I could see was a blur. But we did get to see the little hands and legs, and fingers, and the four chambers of the heart, and the face etc. When it was time for the gender, the little one became shy and had crossed legs! The tech poked my tummy a bit - and told us its a girl!! We are beyond excited. It wouldn't have mattered whether it was a boy or a girl, but now that we know, I can start dreaming accordingly!

The baby was pretty quiet through the scan, she just moved and stretched a bit, that's all. No somersaults or big movements. Maybe that's why the measurements could be taken easily? At one point though, I became dizzy. It could have been because of lying on my back for too long, or just the anxiety and excitement of it all.

So now that we know the gender, suggestions for names have started pouring in. Its interesting, trying to act like you like a name suggestion (when you don't really care for it), without hurting the person giving you the suggestion. I've started compiling a list, but there is no name yet that we both absolutely love. Well we do have time! I can't believe we get to name our own little munchkin.

I am about 21 plus weeks now, and have started feeling some pokes and kicks. Its pretty random, but assuming its not gas, there is definitely something. Sometimes, I can feel it from the outside. Friends tell me that now I will be obsessing about how often she moves, and why she didn't move etc.

Symptom-wise, I have been feeling very normal, but fortunately I have felt normal all through this pregnancy. I have started eliminating clothes that I don't fit into anymore, so now I am down to a few loose ones. Its a challenge, getting dressed for work in the morning. Luckily, since I work in a university, jeans and a t-shirt work fine too. I'll see how long I can go without having to buy maternity clothes. 


  1. How exciting!! Congrats on your baby girl. I can't wait to find out what we are having - but its a ways off yet! The name game - its always hard to pretend interest in a name you can't stand - ah well, they mean well anyway. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes as smoothly as the first 1/2 has!

  2. We are due within days of each other! Congrats on your baby girl! I will be watching:).

  3. ahhh congrats on your princess!!!! Too funny about trying to pretend you like the names people suggest. LOL

  4. A girl!! Yay!! How exciting and I'm so happy she decided to cooperate. I'd like to suggest Princess Banana nod your head slowly and pretend like you're considering it..

    I know exactly what you mean on the name thing. It's crazy how similar we are (well, we are at the same spot). I'm right there with you on the movement; I so want it to be more regular and not as sporadic. And I also have been lacking the abundance of symptoms.

    So happy everything went well!

    p.s. It's me Toni. Dang blogger.

  5. A little Girl! so sweet. We are not going to find out the gender, but I've already bought a bunch of girl outfits... even though now I think that it might be a boy.

    BTW Mel's book, Navigating the land of IF was my favorite. I actually bought copies for my mom and sister and best friend. I downloaded her new book and have been reading it little by little. She is such an amazing writer.

  6. Awesome! Little girls are so much fun, I am so excited for you!

  7. YAY for a baby girl!!! That is so wonderful!! I am so impressed you are still in normal clothes. Have you tried a belly band? A friend let me borrow one and I used it for a few weeks, but wish I had gotten one earlier!

  8. Just checking in to say hi! Hope you are feeling well!!

  9. Where are you? Hope all is well!