OK, I'm not trying to taunt you here, really. Just that 2 perinatologists looked at our uncooperative baby on 2 separate occasions and still couldn't tell us for sure if it's a boy or a girl. I'll show you the "evidence" below, maybe you can help us solve the gender mystery.
First of all, I am still in awe that in 5 short weeks, it went from this at 8 weeks:
...to this at 13 weeks:
... which surprised me at how baby-like it already was, even though it looks like it has little drumsticks for legs.
Sometimes you get these awesome photos with your baby's profile that make you go all "Awww...." and teary-eyed, but sometimes you get something inexplicable like this one below...
I still remember the ultrasound tech excitedly proclaiming "Look at that face!", and Hubby and I looked at each others and go "Hmm.... huh? Oh, I guess if you look at it that way, hon (with our heads tilting simultaneously as if admiring abstract art)..."
And here is the "evidence" in question... (note that the ultrasound tech happily typed "I'm a Girl" as the caption):
But as soon as she printed this photo out and handed it to the perinatologist, they both (with head slightly tilted) said, "well, we think it's a girl, but it's not a very good shot. Let's wait and do it again at 20 weeks". And at the 20-week ultrasound, the baby had the legs crossed the ENTIRE time (very modest) and would not change position even after being repeatedly jabbed by the ultrasound probe (with me being jabbed right along).
After 20 frustrating minutes, we were told "it could be a girl (with a shrug)", and that this will be our last ultrasound till the very end of the pregnancy (boo...).
With that, we're thinking about doing one of those cool high-tech 3D ultrasound session where you can "see" the baby inside the womb. I thought that it might ruin the "surprise", but not knowing the baby's gender is too much for little Type A me to handle.
We'll have to wait at least 6 more weeks for this 3D thing, so in the meantime, we're gonna open a "baby gender" pool- do your duty and vote!