(I love that pic of Ryan! He looks so excited! I also love that 95 percent of the pregnant women I see at my doctor’s office arrive in leggings, hoodies/zip-ups and sneakers. Yes!)
Seeing our baby dance around during our 18-week ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat sound so strong at 138 beats per minute was simply the best. It had been nearly a month since our last ultrasound and whenever there is a such a big gap between our appointments, I cannot help but feel anxious about everything. I swear I would get an ultrasound every day if I could! They put my mind at ease and make everything seem all the more real.
The ultrasound technician took her time looking over our little one, pointing out important organs along the way. It absolutely blows my mind that you can see a baby’s kidneys and the four chambers of the heart during an ultrasound. So detailed! At the end of the appointment, the anatomy scan occurred and the sex of our baby that we first found out during our 14 1/2 week 3D ultrasound was confirmed! (We set up the 3D appointment on our own at a local imaging center.) I have a lunch date with a friend I’d like to tell the sex to in person later this week, but I’m planning to share the news on the blog on Thursday. One blog reader said I should set up a quick survey on the blog to see what YOU guys think we’re having and I loved the idea, so I put together this fast survey:
I’m pretty curious to see what you guys think! Especially since most of my friends’ predictions were wrong! My dad and mother-in-law got it right and said they were both hit with a “strong feeling” about the sex soon after they found out we were expecting.
After our appointment, I kissed Ryan goodbye and drove home to make a quick lunch before it was time to head back out to the gym to work for a few hours.
On the menu for today was a very simple almond butter and jelly sandwich served with a small bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.
And an apple for the road…
We’re now out of all produce and fresh foods in our house, so a trip to the grocery store is on the agenda for this evening.
Have a great night, my friends!
P.S. Thank so much for your crib and gliding chair recommendations on my morning post! I appreciate it!