On August 18th, I got to have a very fun experience…we had our 18-week ultra-sound. The coolest thing about it is that my OB recommended we have this guy who comes to your home and makes a DVD along with the full-diagnostic report do it for us. My Dr. said that this was the most cost-effective way to have it done and the people love it. I was a little apprehensive about the whole idea of someone coming into my home and doing it, but they guy who does it comes and does a fabulous job. He has all the equipment and tells you everything you’re looking at, and on top of that, everything is recorded on the DVD. Because we did it this way, the kids were all able to watch, Jared was there without having to get off from work, and my two good friends, Bernadette and Jenny were able to come too. Jared was designated the camera man and that was a problem because as soon as all that neat equipment came out, Jared completely lost focus on what he was supposed to do. So this is the only photo we have, Vivian trying to retain the spot on the sofa for herself when I needed to lay down to have my ultrasound down. Once the kids saw the baby up on the screen though, they were so excited they were really quite good.
The guy who did our ultrasound said that he has never been wrong on predicting the gender of a baby so if he’s wrong, he will reimburse us 100% what we paid and give us a months supply of diapers. So far, he’s never had to do that and he’s been in the business since 1978. So I’m happy to announce that we’re having another girl. Christian was not very happy about this, and watched the video a couple of times afterwards to make sure it really was a girl. I figure, for our family, a girl will be good. She will be a good friend for Vivian as well as a roommate and since Vivian’s room is the largest, it will be easier to add one more bed in there. Christian will be almost seven by the time the baby comes and that’s a pretty big age gap to be sharing a room…especially when the big brother loves choking hazards like Legos.
Later that week, I realized that I had never taken a photo of Vivian in the pink dress my mom brought over that used to be mine. I need to find of photo of me in this but I know she has TONS more hair than I did at the same age.
On Sunday August 26, Jared realized that he hadn’t taken a photo of what I looked like at 19 Weeks with my belly so I obliged. It’s not a very flattering photo. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll ever be one of those women who look really cute pregnant. I’m just not shaped right for it or something and I just look chunky. Oh well, I have to say, despite my lack of cuteness while pregnant, I sure make cute kids!