So yesterday, Dave picked me up from work and we went to the ultrasound. Of course, we forgot the tape in the car, and he had to go back and get it. It seemed like EVERYONE in the waiting room got to go in before me, even people who came after me. Dave told me not to be nervous, apparently I was acting like a small puppy, chewing my gum fast etc. About 20 mins PAST my appointment time, we got in. The tech squirted warm gel on my tummy and off we went. The first image to come up on the screen was of Bug, waving at us. =)
The tech went about measuring and looking, saying everything was looking great. We were amazed to see our little one on the screen. Our calcuations say I was 18 weeks, hers said 17 weeks 2 days, so she said that they don't change the due date unless we were 14 days off. The tech asked if we wanted to know the sex, and we said yes. She turned to her assistant and said, "Do you see what I see?" The assistant said, "Yes." and she pointed out Bug's little penis. It's a boy! I looked back at Dave, we were both shocked because we thought it was a girl (I was thinking boy at first, then started thinking girl). She almost had a great profile shot of him and he put his hand in front of his face. Yep, this is our kid...stubborn as all get out! She then tried to measure his head and he posed with his hand and arm behind his head. What a goofy boy! =)
The tech then asked if it was okay for her assistant to practice on me (of course! if it means I get to see bug!) so we watched while she found the stomach etc. The Doctor came in and checked everything out. He said that everything looked okay with the exception of the kidneys, which is a common problem with boys and 90% of the time it is nothing, so he wants to schedule another ultrasound in about 10 weeks. This time it will be a 3D one!
The tech then made the video for us, found his penis again and froze the screen, typed, "Grandma, what am I" allowed time for pause, then pointed out the penis with the arrow and typed, "I'm a boy!" She also showed his little feet, his head and tried to get a profile of him. Little turkey put his hand in front of his face again. It was just amazing to see him dancing around in there.
On the way back to the office, Dave kept saying, "I'm going to have a son!" (I think I really had him convinced that it was a girl.) I called my mom (she has one grandson from my brother) and told her it was a boy. She said, "I'll have to stop buying girl stuff." I don't think she's disapointed at all, but I think she was really hoping for a girl. Once I got back to the office Lisa wanted to see the pics and Joan called to ask about the sex.
Around 5:15 Dave's parents showed up to watch the tape. His mom was watching it crouched on the floor and his dad was standing next to me watching it. When the tech typed, "Grandma, what am I?" She said, "I don't know what I'm looking at!" Then the arrow went to the penis and I'm a boy! was typed on the screen. She screamed and jumped up, came over and gave me a big hug and started crying. It's the first grandkid for his parents and the first boy on that side. Dave's dad smiled, gave me the thumbs up and said, "Good work." LOL. I said, "It was your son who picked out the sex, not me!" So needless to say, they are overjoyed. I'm sure they'd been happy if Bug was a girl too, but boys are few and far between in his family.
When we got home, Dave kept talking about how he can take a boy to comic book conventions, etc. And it helped when we were looking at names...only had to look at half of the book! We can't wait to have the 3D ultrasound now, but it was wonderful to see him on the screen! Well, bug is going to meet his first politician today as we have an event with former Atty General John Ashcroft. =)