20 week scan (no gender info)

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20 week scan (no gender info)

Okay,

so I went for my 20 week scan yesterday and I took along my birthing coach so she could feel a little attachment to the baby. She was my coach for both of my boys and I KNOW that she would NEVER tell me if she found out the gender. Since I am team green this time and I was SO paranoid about finding out anyway, I wore my "expecting a surprise" t-shirt. I told the tech how paranoid I was and that I wanted to skip the scan all together.

So I didn't look for the first 5 minutes or so and she said, "you know.. you can look. I'm just looking a the head, heart and arms right now" Lol

I watched the little munchkin suck it's thumb (none of my other two did that) and I watched the tech fight with the baby to get it to move it's hands and arms out of the way of the face. Then after about 10-15 minutes, she says "okay, I'm gonna take measurements of the spine and legs, so you may want to turn away". So I did.

I then watched the tech, the student tech, and my birthing coach turning their heads to the side in synchronization and I giggled. The tech had to fight with the baby a bit more and this required lots of jiggling of the wand on my belly and some painful jabs to my bladder. Lol After a bit of this she had me go empty as it was obvious I was in pain. So I left the three ladies to discuss their opinions of the baby's gender and I went to pee. I came back and they looked a bit longer at the baby and we did a bit more of the jabbing the belly with the wand and encouraging the baby to move just a bit. Then she went back to the face for some pictures and let me look. This required more jabbing and jiggling for a decent face shot and a few times it looked that the baby looked RIGHT at us saying "WHAT! LEAVE ME ALONE!" we all laughed when the baby did this. We got a picture of the baby sucking it's thumb and a couple of the profile of the head and belly.

The heart rate was 155 and the placenta IS anterior (probably why I feel like this baby is so gentle). Upon leaving the u/s room, my coach says that NONE of them know what the baby's gender is cause the tech didn't want to screw things up for me. So she didn't even look to see if she could tell. So, this means my doctor may not even know the gender. Yahoo I'm happy about this cause there is now zero temptation for me to ask.

Here are my 9 pics that I got to take home. Sorry they're big. I know you all like to see the detail as much as I do. Wink

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I'm so glad it went well! Can't wait to see the pics! You're lucky that the tech was able to convince your little one to move around and give you a good shot- my little man wouldn't move his hands away from his face!

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Pics are in now. Smile

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I love the 2D profile pictures!

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Those are great pics Janelle. I'm glad your scan went well.

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What a sweet little face! Funny about him/her keeping the hands by the face- mine kept doing that too. Asserting a little independence already!

Glad all looks good.

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Wow, GREAT pics of your little blessing, Janelle!!!!!

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Sounds like a wonderful scan and great pics!!!!

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So glad everything went well...you have some serious willpower lady! I am impressed. There is no way I could have kept my head turned. DH would have to physically hold me down or something...lol

Do you think the pics look like either of your boys?

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Glad the scan went well. The pics are great!! Yay for everyone being team green with you!! I know you love that!!!!

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"katielee83" wrote:

So glad everything went well...you have some serious willpower lady! I am impressed. There is no way I could have kept my head turned. DH would have to physically hold me down or something...lol

That's how paranoid I was that I'd see it!!! Lol

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Do you think the pics look like either of your boys?

Not sure. It's too hard to tell. I'm gonna have to go look at Daniel's 3d pics now. I didn't have any from Jacob.

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What great pictures! I'm glad everything went well and that the gender is still a surprise! Smile

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Wonderful pics I don't know how you did it looking away I couldn't do it. I think that is really cool that the docs and everyone didn't even look at the gender.

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Look at that thumbsucker! SO cute!

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Yay for a good scan!!! Glad the tech didn't slip up, kind of neat that nobody knows!

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Great pics Jenelle! He/She is gorgeous already!

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hey how you been
just wanted to say Congrats on the baby .. Even though your on Team Green .. I think Its a Girl .. LOL
You will just have to wait 18-20wks to find out ... huh

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what an experience! the pics are fantastic! i'm glad the team green thing is going well for you!

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"Cassandra83" wrote:

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hey how you been

Hiya! I'm glad to see you are still hanging out in August! I lurk there occasionally. I was tempted to join there, but I ALWAYS go late. My first two were induced, so I figured if I told myself the bay was due in September then I'd be content with waiting until then before discussing anther induction. Smile I want to be more patient this time around.

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

Hiya! I'm glad to see you are still hanging out in August! I lurk there occasionally. I was tempted to join there, but I ALWAYS go late. My first two were induced, so I figured if I told myself the bay was due in September then I'd be content with waiting until then before discussing anther induction. Smile I want to be more patient this time around.

Hey but if its a girl she may have a mind of her own and come early Smile
But you know better than i do ... My boys came 2-3wks early
no telling what this lil lady is going to do .. I just hope not over due