Yesterday morning at 18 weeks 1 day, we went in for the anatomy scan. She asked us if we wanted to know the sex if it was apparent and we said yes. After I got settled, she put the probe on my stomach and then pulled it right back off. Then she said "You said you DO want to know the sex, right? Because we have a flasher on our hands!" We said yes again and then she brought the baby's image up on the screen.
IT'S A BOY!!
Anyway, after a minute or two we got back to business and I went back to holding my breath. There's a lot I don't like about that office, however the ultrasound technicians are amazing. They talk you through the whole thing and you get to watch on nice big TV. We got to watch as checked and measured all of the major organs. Brain, heart, and spine all looked exactly as they should. I'm not sure if I've ever been so relieved in my life. Baby even has all of the extra stuff like two kidneys, ten fingers, and ten toes so that's nice too.
At the end, the doctor came in and verified that the ultrasound was "normal" and Baby looks exactly as they want him to look at this stage. He's even measuring a little bit ahead of schedule at 19 weeks which according to the doctor puts him in the 93rd percentile for size! I will definitely stop worrying about my size now - he seems to be growing just fine. I was a big baby too - 9.5 pounds at birth. Hopefully this little guy takes after Seth - he was tall like me, but a little bit smaller.
I feel like I can breathe for a bit. I am so thankful that he looks okay. Next item on our agenda - making it to V-day (viability day) which is September 28th. For now, I think I'll try to let myself to have a little fun and start thinking about names or do a little bit of shopping.