Thursday, August 19, 2010

It's a GIRL!

We went on Tuesday, August 17 for my 20 week check up and ultrasound. First was the ultrasound. We got called back by the same woman that had done the 16 week ultrasound and as soon as she called my name I said "dangit" to Ryall. I just felt so jipped by her doing our ultrasound four weeks prior.
Thankfully, she walked us and another woman back at the same time and had the other woman go into her room and then had us sit for a minute in another area prior to going into a room. Holly, our ultrasound tech, was super cute and sweet. We asked her if we could have pictures and she said she would load us up.
She asked if we wanted to know the sex and we said we were pretty sure we already knew. That's when she told us not to tell her so that she could see for herself/ be excited for herself. She had me lay down on the bed and then loaded me up with the gel. After a few seconds of scanning, she saw GIRL parts. Clear as day our little baby is a girl. We're so thrilled and can't wait to get things organized.
Holly was wonderful and got some wonderful profile shots, shots of her piggies, and even a shot with her legs all stretched out. We went home and told Lawson that mommy was having a girl and he wanted to know if we were naming her Savannah.
I've already started to buy some pink outfits/ towels/ swaddle sleepers but now I really know that I'll be having a girl for sure. It's wonderful at the consignment sales to shop for boy clothes AND now for girl clothes.
We called everyone after the appointment and told them that it had been confirmed. I hadn't been so sure without the "picture proof" so now I'm definitely spreading the word with everyone I know.
Lawson has been getting up in the middle of the night for the last few weeks and also hasn't wanted to go to school. Each night, he's up right around 2am... I'm not sure what changed but I guess maybe he's preparing us for being up in the middle of the night again. I hate having to leave him screaming at school too. I'm guessing it's either a stage he's in or he's already jealous about his baby sister and wants more attention. We try and give him all we can with the time we do have him, but when it's sleepy time, I just want to sleep and not be up each and every night with him. We'll see how long this lasts and try and think of other ways to let him know that he's not getting replaced.
Until later, my next appointment isn't until Sept 24 so there may not be much before then. We still have to clear out her room and then start trying to think about what we want to paint/ decorate it with. SO FUN!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We see PINK!

This afternoon we went for another ultrasound and visited Sara at her office during lunch. The little baby was moving around like crazy and still wanted to keep his/ her legs tucked tightly underneath. Sara said that the heart and spine looked good but we will do all of the major measurements in two weeks when we go back to Kaiser.
After a few scans and manipulating of the ultrasound instrument, we saw in between the legs. There was NOTHING in between that was pointing out like when we saw Lawson's picture. After moving it around a little more, we saw the lines and knew pretty much for sure it's a girl. The little princess is already very lady-like and likes to keep covered so it was just a sneak peek of the girl parts.
I think it's safe to say now though that we'll be buying PINK and PURPLE! I still can't wrap my head around the idea of a GIRL!! I'm soooooo excited!!!!! Now everyone will know just how girly I can really be. Stay tuned!