We had our genetic ultrasound today! Looks like we have a healthy baby BOY! I guess mama's intuition was right! It is amazing what they could tell us about our baby. Most importantly, everything looks great and healthy!
We went at the first of February for our first doctor's appointment. Things have changed so much in just the short time since we got pregnant with Anna Beth. This time instead of just seeing Dr. Callison and she doing the ultrasound, we had to go straight to the ultrasound tech. Everyone in Dr. Callison's office is AWESOME, but the ultrasound tech leaves alot to be desired. She is the same one that was there when we were pregnant with Anna Beth. Everytime we have seen her (this makes the 3rd time) she acts like we are just an inconvenience to her day! So she doesn't go above and beyond to help in any way. We told her we had a DVD to record the baby's first ultrasound. She responded with, well, we don't record the first ultrasounds anymore. Lots of women have their first ultrasound and everything is fine and then they miscarry, so I don't record first ultrasounds anymore. Regardless of what happens, I still wanted the ultrasound recorded. So we already have to explain to our second child that we do not have a video of them at 8 weeks like we do Anna Beth! Then the ultrasound tech did not let us hear the baby's heartbeat. I could see it on the screen and it looked strong, but I was too scared to ask her to turn it up in fear that she might bite my head off! Dr. Callison assured me later in the visit that everything looked great!
We go on Thursday for our 12 week check up in Huntsville. We had genetic testing with Anna Beth and have chosen to do so with this baby also. With Anna Beth, I just had blood work done, but now they do a genetic ultrasound also. We have an appointment in Birmingham on Thursday also. They only do this kind of ultrasound in Huntsville on Tuesdays and Matt couldn't make it to any of the Tuesday appointments. The best part is that they told us they can possibly tell us the sex of the baby on Thursday. It will only be 90% accurate because I am only 12 weeks, but still 90% is pretty good. I had a gut feeling with Anna Beth that she was a girl. This pregnancy has been so different as far as being sick, so I am going with a boy. I would love to add a little boy to our family, but at the same time, I would love Anna Beth to have a sister. Hopefully, we will know on Thursday! Regardless of the sex of the baby, I just pray for a healthy child! So, what do y'all think? Boy or Girl?
I decided this past week that it was finally time to trim Anna Beth's hair. I had put it off as long as I could and it was starting to look rough on the ends. This afternoon I went and had my hair cut by Lindsey at Salon Le Jules. Matt and Anna Beth went along with me and watched. We had really talked it up to Anna Beth and she was really excited. She kept asking when it was going to be her turn. She did great! I was a little worried after Lillian's princess party when Anna Beth wanted nothing to do with the hair part. But today, she hopped up in the chair like a big girl and sat perfectly still. We didn't really get enough cut off to tell a difference, just the ends trimmed. She thought she was big stuff!
I married my high school sweetheart, Matt, on May 4, 2002. On July 24, 2007, we became the parents of a beautiful little girl, Anna Beth. On September 2, 2010, we completed our family with the addition of our son, Samuel Matthew. We are so thankful to be blessed with two healthy, beautiful children.