I had my 20 week ultrasound on Tuesday. I was so anxious to know that the baby was healthy and that everything was developing properly. Of course, I was also excited to find out the gender! I have seen plenty of ultrasound images, but when it's your baby on that screen everything becomes fascinating: the heart valves, the kidneys, bladder, the spine, eyes, nose, mouth, tiny fingers and toes. It really is incredible that an entire being can come about in such a short period of time. Our favorite part of the ultrasound was catching a glimpse of our baby yawning. Pretty much the cutest thing ever. Here's a picture of the baby mid-yawn (I think it looks like Munch's "The Scream")
After some prodding the ultrasound technician was able to confirm that our baby is a GIRL! Everything about her seems to be healthy and normal and we are very relieved. We are really excited to welcome this little girl into our family and teach her about all the wonderful things in life. Plus, now I have an excuse to sew ruffles onto the bums of onesies.