So on to the appointment. I was wondering if I had an anterior placenta due to the movements still being very subtle. I can feel the baby move but it is still no where near how strong the movements were from Kinley at this stage. Matt was able to feel Kinley at 18.5 weeks. He felt this one move for the first time last night and it still wasn't very strong. Needless to say my though was confirmed and my placenta is anterior and that is exactly why the kicks are not very strong yet. The baby is still pretty small and now has to kick through the placenta for me to feel it since my placenta is up against my belly button. I am looking forward for some stronger kicks soon! I knew I wasn't losing my mind :). Look at that cute profile!
When I had my first dating ultrasound they determined my due date to be April 15, 2016. I knew that was not correct because I was pretty certain when I ovulated. Yes we were trying, so I was on top of things that were going on with my body. I went with the date and knew they would look at it again at the anatomy scan. The ultrasound tech asked me a few questions such as what was Kinley's weight and again what was the date of my last menstrual period. She informed me the baby was measuring a little small and about a week earlier. I explained to her I was not surprised and knew when I ovulated so I was pretty certain my due date was April 21. 2016. I know some of you might not think a week is a big difference but it is since I am trying for a VBAC. The doctors will not let me go over 41 weeks so I need to make sure I have all the time to go into labor on my own. If you have been reading for awhile now you know I had a c-section with Kinley. You can read more on her birth story here and here. After she was born I knew I wanted a VBAC with my second and the research began. I will save all that for another blog post. I haven't talked much about it but we have done a lot to prepare ourselves for this VBAC! We can do this!
The ultrasound tech told me she couldn't just change my due date and would need to talk to the doctor, especially since she was not the one to do the dating ultrasound (I was with a different practice in the beginning). She called me later on in the day and told me the great news! They are changing my due date to April 21, 2016! I know some people would be bummed because that puts me a week behind, so I am 21 weeks 1 day as of today, but I am super stoked! This picture should really be 20 weeks 1 day!
Are you ready for the final shocker of the appointment!!! Remember when I wrote that letter to Kinley about how amazing it was going to be to have a sister and she shouldn't be nervous. Well she is not getting a sister! It is a BOY! She is getting a little brother!
The ultrasound tech asked us at the beginning of the scan what we thought and of course we said girl because that is what we thought this baby was. We didn't share the dr had done a sneak peak a few weeks back. About 20 minutes later she says, "You better start thinking of boy names." Matt says, "Shut up are you serious?" I was like are you sure? Wow we were speechless! She was certain it was a boy and there was no denying it! I think we are still in shock though it is setting in a little. We are very happy either way but wow!
When she called me back about changing my due date I even asked her to check the scan again because I was in such shock still. She was certain she said! Now don't get confused like I did. Where she wrote boy is not the whole penis. Yes I was concerned it was that big already! She reminded me things were zoomed in for the scan and it was the size of a fetal penis. HAHAHA!
It is a good thing we have not started on the nursery yet! Thankfully I have only bought a handful of things but I think they can be easily exchanged. I will sure miss these matching moccs I bought though :(. I need to decide if I can keep that Solly Wrap for a boy. What do you think? And we are back to square one in deciding on a name!
What a fun appointment that was! It will be a great story to tell the little guy some day! Hope you all have a great Friday!