We went in for the mid pregnancy anatomy scan on March 28, 2012. As a compromise with your father, we decided that we will not reveal your gender until birth but opted to know for ourselves. The night before, I was a bundle of nerves. It certainly seemed like you sense my anxiousness because right before bed, you would not settle down and began to kick me continuously throughout the night. This was really the first time I felt you kick, and you were so strong that even Daddy felt you.
At the ultrasound appointment, we saw you for a good long time from head to toe and we couldn't be happier to have been informed that you are healthy and are developing just as you should. The only surprise was that 1) your gender, which took me by complete surprise and 2) you are actually much further along than we thought. Our initial estimate was 18 weeks, but in fact you measure at 19 weeks and 3 days. We are half way there to meeting you!
Your sister was present at the ultrasound because we wanted all of our family in one place for this momentous occasion. And when the technician revealed your sex, we asked your sister to say it. Her reply, "Noooo, baby!" She is wise beyond her years, because she is indeed right -- boy or girl, you are our baby, her little sibling, and together, we are one family unit. We simply cannot contain our excitement of finally being able to meet you.