How I nearly ended up with two ultrasounds today (oh yeah, and what we’re having too!)

Our anatomy ultrasound was scheduled today for 12:30 p.m. Jody and I went in first while the tech took all the measurements (baby is right on track for 19 weeks), then my parents and sister (who are visiting from MI) and Ava came in at the end and got to see baby too! :) Baby looked healthy and everything checked out just fine.

After the ultrasound, we all planned to go to lunch. On the way there (we were in two cars) – my sis and Jody were in one, and me, my parents and Ava were in the other – my dad’s car got rear-ended. There were three cars involved, one hit the middle car, who then hit our car. We are all fine, other than maybe a bit sore, and Ava was a bit scared by the ordeal. I decided to call my dr’s office to let them know in case they wanted me to come in. They said they’d rather I come in so they could check the heart tones than have me worry all weekend, so back to the office Jody, Ava and I went.

The baby checked out just fine (we listened to the heartbeat, but didn’t have another ultrasound) and has been moving around ever since. I saw Dr. C (Dr. T is my usual dr.) and she said if there’s a good time to get into a fender bender while pregnant, now is it because there’s still so much fluid around the baby that it’s very well protected. And the placenta still does not have enough weight behind it to worry about placental abruption (which was something that I was worried about). So that was all good news and a relief. :)

And now for the news you are really here for….

The u/s tech couldn’t tell the sex the first time she looked because baby’s cord was between the legs. So we asked her to check again later and it looks like….

It’s a BOY! :) Yes, we saw a little penis and scrotum. We got to see the little guy yawn twice too – that was pretty sweet. :)

We haven’t settled on a name yet, but when we do, we plan to keep it secret until he’s born (just like we did with Ava).

Oh, and here’s his profile pic:

Thanks for reading if you got through all of that. :)

Amy, Jody, Ava and baby boy :)