Originally Posted by Rasa
Confirmation Date: November 3 (hopefully!)
Thoughts/Notes: Chinese calendar says boy. We have almost 7 yrs of DD's 'girl' clothes and shoes saved so Murphy's law says probably WILL be a boy but honestly not having any strong feelings one way or another. Morning sickness and reflux (so far) wasn't as bad this time but I did a lot of liver support before this pg and changed a lot of dietary things. Food aversions still horrid, though... My mom always claimed she felt worse with us girls than my brother.
It's a girl!! We're thrilled and a bit surprised. DD(6 yrs) was with us and not sure she wanted to know right away so we had the US tech write it down. We told him to pass it to us but he sealed it in an envelop. DD decided she wanted to be the one to open it and claimed she might hold it hostage for a while (as I started to hyperventilate) but she actually opened it in the car in the parking lot ;-) I think she was glad to be the one who 'told' us (though DH and I had a pretty good idea from the pic the tech snapped on the US). We then took phone photos of the picture and note and sent it around to all the family/friends who knew we were expecting and a few who didn't yet--surprise! This is also the first time we've gotten to verify the heartbeat (144) though I think I heard it faintly on my fetoscope the other day I couldn't count it. Placenta is along my back, yay! And head circ. is right in line with estimated due date, heart looked good, abdominal wall looked good. DH is calmed now and will hopefully be good to go for the homebirth!
Now for names--I had the perfect boy name picked (which will be my backup probably cuz sometimes US can be wrong!)--but then I found out that one of my husband's work partner's JUST named her new son that name...grumble. I think I would still be willing to use it though it would totally piss this person off, I still have never even met her daughter, who is 3, so it's not like the kids would even know each other. Anywho, looks like that may be completely irrelevant!
As a bonus, the US tech was willing to swing up and take a look at my gallbladder (I had my first serious gallbladder attack last night) and it looked fine plus no stones, so I'm going to start the milk thistle ASAP to help with that.