This appointment was fun. Ryan was late, again, so while we waited we listened to the heartbeat, watched some 4D action and checked the brain, heart, spine etc. Everything looked perfect! When Ryan came she attempted to sneak a peak for the gender but baby was on its stomach (like its mommy loves to do) glancing over her shoulder and wouldn't move. I drank some apple juice, waited a few minutes and we tried again. It worked! When it flashed on the screen Ryan or I didn't know what we were looking at. The lady sat there for a minute and said "you're having a girl!" We both just looked at each other and smiled. We had both hoped for a girl and that's what we were expecting so we weren't too surprised, it just confirmed our notions. All her measurements are right on track and my placenta has also risen about 3.5 cm, which was great to hear! We went out to dinner at the Olive Garden to celebrate and told our families. Having a girl means we get to use all those baby clothes that were donated to us, we feel so blessed. Here is the loot organized by size. There are two stacks of newborn size, almost as many 0-3, 3-6 and a few 6-9 and up. There's also about 15 blankets, socks, shoes, hats, bibs and car seat/stroller covers. I've started washing them all and just need to buy storage bins and hangers. Needless to say, we won't be needing to buy any clothes for awhile.
We don't need any diapers either because we're going to cloth diaper. I have bought some already. I'll post some pics when they come.
I just transferred from the hospital to a birth center and had my first appointment there today. I got really hot and broke out into a dripping sweat, it was so embarrassing. Last time that happened, at an ultrasound, I threw up. Luckily, it didn't come to that but I sure made an impression. She gave me apple juice and a granola bar and thinks my blood sugar just dropped since it had been 4 hours since I ate last. She said my face was green. I did have a yogurt I was planning to eat after my appointment, it just went way longer than I planned. She said to make sure and keep snacks with me at all times. She told me I'll probably have a problem with the glucose test since it seems like my blood sugar spikes then drops quick. She suggested I eat 3 eggs before I take that. Anyway, all is well and this pregnancy is flying by. She'll be here before we know it!