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Pregnancy: another surprise?

Posted May 17 2012 12:00am

Last week I had the 20 weeks ultrasound. It was an important ultrasound during the pregnancy because the baby has been growing fast during the last two months and now he/she has all the organs and body parts. During the ultrasound, the nurse would examine everything, from the size of the head to how the heart pumps.

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and we had our first 3D picture of the baby!!!!

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from this pic I could tell that he/she has Star’s mouse and chin, and potentially my eyes and nose! :) That’s so amazing!!!

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and he/she opens his/her mouse. So cute! ;)

Why am I referring as he/she? Well… that’s part of the surprise. As I announced here , we thought we were expecting a little king! But on this ultrasound, the nurse said she’s a girl!!!!! :shock:

What???

How is it possible???

“Are you sure?” I asked her. She first said she was, but then when I told her that 4 weeks ago we saw it’s a boy, she said maybe the doctor could take a look as well.

The doctor came, checked on the baby, everything looked fine, and he said: ” it’s not the more adequate position to determine the gender. From what I can see, it’s a girl, but I’m not 100% sure!”

WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?

I know that sometimes early gender detection could be false, when they say it’s a girl, it could turn out to be a boy because the “key parts” were hidden. But not the reverse!

Star and I were both perplexed. Star accepted the fact that it’s a girl short after we left the radiology, but since I saw “those parts” in Argentina, I was almost certain that it’s a boy!

The truth is that I don’t have any preference on gender, as long as the baby is healthy, I’ll be happy. It’s just that I’ve made my mind already that it’s a boy, and I’ve been feeling that it’s a boy as well, so now I’m confused.

If it’s a girl, it would be perfect too because I’ve always wanted a girl. Actually if it’s a boy, I’ll definitely keep having babies until we have a girl. And if now a girl comes first, I have that checked.

However this gender confusion situation cannot continue. There are so many logistic issues to solve before he/she arrives. Things like nursery decoration, baby clothes, baby shower, etc. WE need to know the gender. So, I’ve booked an appointment to pay out of my pocket for a gender detection this Saturday. I do it because so far my pregnancy seems to be very normal, so I probably won’t have another big scan before I deliver. This place guarantees gender detection for merely $65. If in one appointment they can’t find out the gender because of a bad position, I can go back another time for free. Can’t wait to know for sure if it’s a he or she! I’m also excited to see him/her one more time! :) Every time I see him/her, I feel more bonding!

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