Kyle and I had a great time at our appointment this morning. All in all we had at least 40 minutes of ultrasound time where we got to check out our baby as a whole and close up to make sure everything was developing properly. Honestly it took me the first 10 minutes to start to figure out what the girl was looking at but once I got used to it, and she zoomed away from the bladder/stomach/etc, it was much easier to see. She froze the image many times to show the very clear distinction that we in fact have a healthy little boy. Kyle was so excited. He knew it was going to be a girl because of how different this pregnancy has been for me and going in he said he was going to be looking for the little ribbon in her hair - but he cheered and clapped at the announcement.
I loved being able to watch the baby squirm around, stretch out and tuck his little hands under his chin but that much kneading on my stomach started getting to me; by the time the head doctor came in to check things out and confirm that everything looked healthy and was developing well I was getting a little sick and started contracting.
They confirmed that I am 19 weeks 5 day today which is right on target. I will need another in-depth ultrasound @ 30 weeks to make sure things are looking safe because of my c-section with B, he gave me some advice of things to do daily to reduce the risk of developing preeclampsia again and we left with some pictures and a dvd of the full ultrasound.