I decided to wait until the birth this time to find out the sex - and surprisingly enough I didn't waver at all at my u/s. I've been calling the baby him since I found out I was pg - I hate when people refer to the baby as 'it'. I hope your babe is more cooperative than mine was - even if I had wanted to find out, the babe wasn't going to show us, so it's a good thing I wanted to wait :LOL Will you be able to get a video tape of the u/s? I brought a tape with us this time, just in case, and we were able to get a video - it's so sweet to be able to bring it home and share with everyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I could watch it over and over....
It's funny, because in some due date forums, a lot of people don't do ultrasound. In the Feb. forum though, I think a lot of us did. I decided to find out the sex, because dh just really had to know. You aren't alone!
I have also noticed that for a MDC forum, we do have a lot of ultrasounds and finding out the sex of the baby going on!<br><br>
Anyway...we waited with our first two and did not find out the sex. It wasn't hard to wait - it just felt right! The anticipation and guessing was fun, really. I was super excited about the ultrasounds, just to see the baby and be reassured that everything looked normal and healthy, but I wasn't tempted at all to find out.<br><br>
This time, though, I felt like I just HAD to know and it was SO hard waiting until 19 weeks to find out! In the weeks/days before the ultrasound, I got a little anxious about it, afraid the baby would be in a position where they couldn't see the sex or couldn't tell us for sure. I knew if that happened I would break down and cry right there on the exam table out of disappointment! Thank the Lord not only is the baby completely healthy, but he was very willing to show us what we wanted to see and based on the pictures and the sonographers (we just had a second ultrasound due to not being able to see his heart well the first time) there is no doubt whatsoever that we have a boy. I know people for whom the ultrasound/sonographer was wrong about the baby's sex, but our pics are so clear that I can't see any room for error there.<br><br>
It felt really weird knowing at first, for about a week or two. Now I think it's pretty cool that we call the baby by his name and identify with him as a boy. It was also very cool being surprised at birth with the other kids...so I'm glad we've done it both ways and experienced both sides of it!
I'm sorry you weren't able to see and that you have to go back.<br>
I have to go back too, weren't able to get all of the head and arm measurements they wanted. We weren't finding out gender anyhow (dh loves surprises) but at least you get another shot at finding out!<br>
Don't worry. And enjoy your next u/s
Sorry you weren't able see all you wanted and needed to...I'm sure everything will be fine on the follow up ultrasound with regard to the kidneys and diaphragm, and maybe baby won't be so shy next time!