We woke up sooo early this morning, dragged ourselves out of the house and made it to the office a little before 7am. My mom also came to hang out with Joaquin in the waiting room because we knew that it would be way too hard for him to sit in the Ultrasound room with us.
We went through all the usual pictures and shots and our baby was looking very healthy. The heart looked great, pumping away! We saw two legs, two arms and two little hands and feet!
The tech kept trying to get a certain angle of the heart, but the baby just wouldn't cooperate, so she asked me to get up and see if the baby would move. No luck, so she asked us since we're waiting, if we wanted to know the gender. I said, "It's a boy." She replied with "Oh really? Did someone already tell you this?" "No, I just think it's a boy." "Oh, because I'm pretty sure it's a girl!"
I didn't believe her, Dan said "I knew it!" I kept asking her if she was sure and repeated "Really?" over and over again as I started to cry. "Really, it's a girl, look..." and she showed us the telltale 3 lines that everybody speaks of.
She then asked me if I wasn't happy about it since I was crying and I had to explain to her, "No, it's just that it's too perfect...a boy and a girl! I didn't want to set myself up for disappointment, so I just figured it was going to be a boy."
So, it's not a boy, but a healthy, stubborn little girl. The tech finally got the shot she needed of the heart and a profile. That's her little hand she kept sticking in her mouth.
We met my mom and Joaquin outside and my mom also cried when we told her the news and said that we must go shopping right away! We told Joaquin too, but he was really only concerned with the huevo and pancakes we were about to go get. It's OK, he's still going to be an incredible big brother!
Dan called his mom while we were at breakfast and her reaction was just so awesome, "I knew it was going to be a girl only because there can never be another Joaquin." They're pretty cool grandparents. We're lucky we have the parents we do.
Now the fun of deciding on a name begins. That we will keep a surprise until she is born...gotta leave something a mystery!!!