When we went to our 16 week ultrasound appointment, we thought there was a very good chance we would find out if baby #2 was a boy or a girl. So, when the ultrasound ended up not answering our question, we were disappointed.
So- we decided to go to an ultrasound technician in our area and pay out of pocket for a gender check.
I see a few more people have cast a vote on the girl/boy poll. I'm sure you'll be happy to know if you've thus far missed your chance to weigh in on the gender of baby #2, you've still got time.
However, if I put in a vote for the doctor who did our ultrasound today, it would be:
"Um...Uh...Boy. As a percentage? 51% boy to 49% girl"
So, as you can see, she is ULTRA confident about her guess. (Please read extreme
sarcasm here!) We are putting off the purchase of linens and paint until someone gives us a little better indication than that! The machine she used was not of the highest quality, and we only had a few minutes to peek as she was just doing the ultrasound as a favor to us. Also, baby was squirming around and not too revealing...
In about a month (I think the end of April) we're setting up the "big ultrasound" where they take the time to check for LOTS of detail, and are sure to get a picture of the genital region if you are interested.
Anyway, here is our favorite shot we got of baby today. I was online with my sister and proudly shared this "really clear picture" of the baby. She responded that, "I obviously could see more than her in the photo" so, at the risk that Ryan and I are filling in the fuzzy gaps of an ultrasound with our visions of chubby cheeks and wrinkled thighs, I'll try my best to "point out" a few features for those of you less imaginative than we are. Haha!
Anyway- I'm posting the same photo twice. Once with explanation, once without.
#1- Right knee
#2- Big Belly
#3- Right eye
#4- Left eye
Hope that helps, Marilyn! Haha!!
Oh, and here is one more... you can sorta see the profile and spine on this one:
I got a call this morning, and they tried to cancel our appointment for 3pm today because the Dr. I was supposed to see is out sick. No way! After a little bit of a conversation with a supervisor, I'm seeing someone else instead, still 3:00.
So... the reason for this update prior to the appointment (rather than after) is assuming we get an ultrasound, there is a good chance at 16 weeks we will be able to see if our little one is a boy, or a girl!!! I think it is hilarious that the poll is currently 50/50... I didn't need the input of over 60 people in order to know it's 50/50 between boy and girl! LOL!!
So, if you have not voted yet, there's a good chance today will be your last day to get your input in... Happy guessing!
I can't say I feel much different- I'm definitely much less tired now than I was at the very beginning of the pregnancy. We're anxious to have another appointment/ultrasound... just over a week before we get to do that...
March 20th is our appointment so I'll update again then!
I found the picture below of a fetus at 15 weeks on one of my favorite baby websites... pretty cool!