We went in for the 20 week anatomy scan/gender reveal ultrasound today. It's the same place that I went to when I found out Taylor had died, and the same appointment at the same place as when I had the kids all surrounding me as I found out that Seth had died. As I went into the room, I tried to get in before the rest of the family and quickly told the ultrasound tech that, after my past two experiences there, please let me know if I need to excuse the kids.
With Seth, they started by looking at the cervix and placenta, then didn't get to the baby until about 5 minutes in. Knowing my background, she started with finding the heart beating away! Not like she had to do much searching for proof of life - the little bugger was kicking and twisting all over the place!
After some bouncing around and lots of oooh's and aaaaah's, she asked if we wanted to know a gender. With the cord between the legs, it took a while and we had to go back a couple times for confirmation, but we found out!
It was really wonderful to have such a great experience today! We followed up the happy appointment by going to the mall to buy a new maternity shirt (they have very slim pickings right now at a descent price) and then out to lunch. RED LOBSTER! (When Seth died, I met up with someone from a support group at the Temple. Her parents came, too. Her mom ended up going to Seth's funeral and read a poem - which I'm really glad she did because she was the only one with anything prepared. Anyway, so this incredibly wonderful woman sent us gift cards for Red Lobster to celebrate 20 weeks, since it's been a while since we've made it this far. Isn't that just incredible?!) Next, we went to Scheel's where the boys all rode the Ferris Wheel and then we got some yummy fudge!
Just SUCH a great day!
Oh, YOU wanted to know the gender, too?
Anyone have names to suggest to replace Vash?