Our ultrasound day will officially go down in history as one of the greatest days of my life:) WHAT a truly positive & exciting experience it was.
I brought my mom & Rob with me to Lankenau and we ended up with a very sweet ultrasound tech named Janene. Having the 2 of them by my side made for a genuinely special & intimate time that I will always remember.
Janene pointed out Bean's every body part to us as she located & checked it: the arms & legs & fingers & toes...the spinal cord...the 4 chambers of the heart...the kidneys...the bladder...even the different parts of the brain! It was such an amazing feeling to truly SEE our baby for the first time. I didn't want it to ever end.
We learned that she is about 10 inches long now & her heart rate measured at 161 beats/minute. They said that everything looks great so far, as far as they can tell:)
Both Janene & the doctor who came in to check the baby after her told us (independently of each other) what we are having and I am ELATED to tell you that, as it turns out...
...WE ARE HAVING A GIRL!!!
After the ultrasound, Rob & I took a drive out to Lancaster to do some outlet shopping where we picked out a bunch of cute onesies & things for baby, along with her very first pair of shoes; a pair of silver Mary Janes from the Children's Place:) I find that it is now an impossibility to not at least peek into the baby girl section at each & every store I find myself in.
And as you can plainly tell from my 21-week photo (above), she is definitely beginning to make her presence more & more visible by the day;-)