I went to the doctor this morning for a check up and he confirmed that the baby is indeed a little girl. He first told us she was a girl at my 16 week appointment but I wanted to be absolutely certain before I started telling the whole world. Now that I am past 22 weeks and the baby is a lot bigger, it is even easier to tell the sex.
The appointment was fast and easy. The doctors here are pretty laid back. I gained a ridiculous amount of weight over the past 6 weeks (more than the first 16 weeks combined!) and the nurses and doctor just smile and say "Oh, es gut!" The doctor said she is measuring perfectly and my belly looks great (isn't that a funny thing to say?) Oh, and she is very long. The sonogram machine predicted my due date at January 15th, going on the size of the baby, but since we are a TALL family and Luke was 22 inches when he was born the doctor said that my due date (the 24th of January) is pretty accurate and he won't be changing it. We'll just have a tall little girl, just like her brother.
I also got permission to fly to the states in November. He put the last date safe air travel at December 14th and since we are planning on returning sometime the first week of December, I'm in the clear.
Four more months of pregnancy to go - complete with heart burn, weight gain, oh, and the all new treat that I was graced with last night - CHARLEY HORSES! Oh my gosh I thought I was going to die, my calf had seized up and there was nothing I could do to ease the pain. My doctor said magnesium should help. We'll see. :)
Two Weeks Later
3 weeks ago