We just did an ultrasound scan, and were told that we're having a baby girl (as you understood, of course, from this post's header :o))! It was very detailed, 3D, so we had the chance to see our adorable baby from every angle: her heart; her brain; her legs, arms, and tiny feet, hands and fingers... and her movement! She was turning from side to side, stretching her limbs, and even sucking both her tiny thumbs at once! What a miracle. But the most amazing part of this experience was seeing her face. She's a sweet, beautiful baby girl.
The little treasure weighs approximately 400 gr, or 14 ounces, at this point. My husband and I are over the moon with joy.
Most importantly, it looks like everything is fine and the baby is healthy. I think now is a safe moment to tell you a bit about the anxiety my husband and I had to go through in the past weeks.
You might remember that some time ago, I told you we decided we aren't going to be scared into an excessive amount of expensive prenatal tests. I still did fetal protein test, though, because it could be easily and inexpensively done along with my routine blood work in the local clinic. The results came back suspicious, which had us directed to a detailed scan, focusing on the baby's brain and spinal cord. We were also advised to do amniocentesis, to which we flatly refused - because our baby is too precious to take any risks, and because her life is sacred and the very thought of "termination" in case something seems to be "abnormal", is horrible and twisted in our eyes.
So, my husband and I had to wait for the scan for a few weeks - during this time, we prayed and hoped everything is fine with our precious baby. Today's very long and detailed scan showed that all seems to be going just as it should be. We realize, of course, that our baby's health - as well as ours, or anyone's - is in the hands of nobody but the Lord; but at least there's no reason for additional concern.
I plan to continue enjoying this lovely time. I have such a beautiful treasured gift tucked away in my tummy, and I love every minute of holding her close and feeling her grow. Many blessings to all the Moms and Moms-to-be out there!