From week 12 to week 18 of my pregnancy Brian and I really thought we were having a boy. We talked about nothing but boy names, thought about how to raise a boy, and looked at boy bedding. The reason? The ultrasound technician at my doctor's office in New Jersey was pretty convinced it was a boy, and I saw exactly why she thought that. However, we've learned since then that girls can be very swollen "down there" making it difficult to determine gender as early as 12 weeks. So today I had my 20 week ultrasound and sure enough, there was no denying it! We are definitely having a little girl!! I should have listened to all the people who told me we would have a girl. Two people told me they had dreams we would have a girl. Two other people told me (right after I got pregnant) that they had strong feelings we would have a girl. No one predicted boy. Pretty cool huh?
I am so relieved to know the gender of our baby! Now I can shop and register for gender-appropriate items (and be confident that I'm shopping for the right things). My most favorite thing to look at of course is clothes, but I've refrained from buying anything . . . yet. The only thing I've found frustrating so far is that a lot of girl stuff is super frilly or loud/busy. I'm sure I'll find things I really like though!
Here are the best pictures from today's ultrasound. I can't wait to meet this sweet girl!!