Nate and I have been so excited for this appointment because the doc said last time that he might be able to tell the gender. So we get to the office and wait fooooreeeever. Or at least it felt like forever. I'm pretty sure it was forever though.
We finally get called back! Only to be told, "The doctor isn't here right now because he's delivering a baby."
What?! Crap! "But...but... he said he could tell us the gender today."
Then she said that the PA was there and she would try to tell what we are having.
So then we wait even longer in the exam room than in the waiting room. Finally get called in for the ultrasound. The baby was being super cute and moving around and waving and all that. BUT... the ornery cuss would not show its business. Or the PA wasn't experienced enough to distinguish business. Rats.
So after being thoroughly disappointed, it was time to take all my blood for the quad screen. While the needle is in my arm, I look up and see the doctor just walking in!
As he walked passed my door, I said, "Hey! Want to do an ultrasound?"
He said, "Sure." YES!
We had to wait another bit so they could sneak us back in between patients. Fine with me! Once he started the ultrasound, he was able to tell fairly quickly what he thought it was. He said he was 80% sure. He printed out an ultrasound picture and put it in an envelope for us to open later. Later happened to be in the parking lot.
Sitting in my car, we opened the envelope and discovered we are having another girl! Well, probably. 80% and all.
We went to Hy Vee and got a couple of these balloons for the grandparents. (Same thing I did when pregnant with Elizabeth. At least I'm consistant?) We went to lunch with Rob and Judy to tell them, then to my parents house to tell them and my younger brothers. The other siblings got this picture of the balloon as their big fancy annoucement. :)
When we told Elizabeth, I figured she'd be upset, but wow. She wanted a brother. Really, really bad. She'd interupt us if we'd say "Your little brother or sister-" with "Brother." Poor girl cried and cried. It was so sad! I know she'll warm up to the idea of a sister, but probably not today!