As I sat in the doctors office yesterday having an ultrasound, I couldn’t help but be blown away.  The technician pointed out Aubrey’s bones, her bladder, her kidneys, her brain, her heart, all of her little fingers and toes.  We got to hear her little heartbeat again, which is just the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard.  I just sat there amazed.

20 Week Anatomy Scan - 2

I am amazed at what my body is capable of doing without me even trying.  I mean, I’m aware I’m pregnant, but I’m not thinking about what my body needs to do in order to make a baby.  God made the human body to “be fruitful and multiply”, and we do, but often without even thinking about it.  I mean here I am going about my normal day, working, eating, cooking, cleaning, sleeping, etc. and all the while, my body is MAKING a person!!  Without me even paying attention, my body has formed the vital organs my baby will need to survive in life.  Right now my body is working overtime, to make a perfect little person.

Maybe that is why I could look at an ultrasound all day, or maybe it’s because that is my baby and I can’t wait to meet her and hold her.  What I do know, is that I am perfectly made, by my Lord and Savior, and He created the human body to do just what it is doing.  God has blessed me by choosing me to carry this little girl, and in doing so He has made my dreams come true.

For this child I have prayed, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. – 1 Samuel 1:27

Boy or Girl?

So originally, we had an elective ultrasound scheduled for January 8th to determine the sex of the baby…BUT I have a friend who just happens to be an ultrasound tech and she is just as ready to find out as we are! So she wants to go ahead and do a scan for us!  Seriously – she made my day yesterday when she texted me! (Thanks Callie!!!)  So hopefully today, we will be able to tell if our Junebug is a little boy or a little girl! Our waiting will hopefully come to an end!

We are so excited to find out we can’t even contain ourselves!  From the very beginning I immediately started referring to the baby with little girl pronouns.  I just have this gut feeling it’s a little girl… I could be wrong.  I realized it was very early in the pregnancy, and chances are my gut instinct is wrong… so I started interchanging male and female pronouns, because I refuse to call our baby an “it”.  This at times has caused confusion for overly excited grandparents (cough cough DAD), thinking that I left him out and didn’t share the sex of his unborn grandchild.  So obviously my guess is that we’re having a little girl, but Paul is thinking we are having a little boy!  One of us has to be right 🙂

So here are how the old wives tales are playing out for this pregnancy!

 Carrying High or Carrying Low?  So I don’t know about this one – websites say high is a girl, but then I’ve had people tell me that high is a boy.  I’ll just base it off the websites.   I am definitely carrying high! GIRL

Stealing Your Beauty or Dry Hands and Cold Feet?  My face hasn’t looked normal since about 6 weeks pregnant. GIRL 

Circle or Back and Forth? This refers to the motion of your ring when placed on a string over your belly.  There was a definite circle motion!  GIRL

Above 140 or Below 140?  This refers to the heartbeat.  We only have 1 ultrasound to go off of, but the heart rate was 156.  GIRL 

Salty or Sweet? I typically have a huge sweet tooth, but lately sweets just aren’t really my thing.  That doesn’t mean I don’t eat them… I totally am.  Just not craving them.  I’m not really craving much of anything though.  For this one I think I will go with BOY

Chinese Birth Chart?  According to this, based on my age at the month of conception we would be having a GIRL

Sick or No? Sick.  Definitely Sick. GIRL 

Now we hope and pray that our baby will cooperate today, and we will leave knowing if it will become Baby A or Baby N 🙂 We will see!!