The ultrasound was an interesting experience today. It was so exciting to see the baby moving all over the place and to see its little legs and hands. I still can't believe this baby is in me, but i guess i have to come to terms with it or labor might be a really surprising experience. I will say though that i wasn't expecting the ultrasound to be painful but the technician kept jabbing me where my round ligament was on my left side and that never leads to good things. I kept squeezing Aaron's hand and gritting my teeth. Why does the technician need to look at the heart for 4 hours? I mean seriously. Here are some of the ultrasound pictures:
The profile. This picture blows my mind. if you look close enough you can see the line on the eyelids, the line across the lips and the nostrils.
This is the baby's little arm and hand on the middle of the face. The SpineYou can't have a Barnard ultrasound without coming away with a scary front faced picture, right? I feel like the baby should be doing an evil laugh in this picture (mwahahaha)
Now the moment you have all been waiting for. This picture shows what we saw for an hour. If you can't tell, this is the baby's little leg and foot. To the left of the foot you'll see the other foot. CROSSED LEGS. Crazy child. The ultrasound tech couldn't get a good look and kept going back to see if the baby had uncrossed its legs. No dice. About halfway through the tech seemed semi-confident about the gender, but came back to the issue at the end of the ultrasound. Finally he stated what the gender was and without telling us what he saw to make him think that, he just told us to "trust him" because he had "ten years of experience." We still didn't feel terribly confident. Thankfully the doctor came in and asked if we got the gender and we told him "not really." He slabbed on more goo and confirmed almost immediately that the baby was the gender the technician pointed out. We asked him how he knew (seeing as we still had no idea was he was looking at and the baby's legs were still crossed) and he goes "Because i'm looking at the labia." (sorry for the awkward term) We knew right then, FINALLY, that the baby was a GIRL! We are soooooo excited! And so much for mother's intuition, I thought it was a boy the whole time. Bring on the bows, dresses, and all things pink!