I for a while wondered myself during the two weeks it took the hospital to do their investigation if I was mad at this tech for her unprofessionalism or her announcement of baby boy. But Id like to think Id have been the same way over an announcement of a girl. Our last 2 ultrasounds at 9 and 12 weeks were of clear quality, took 15 to 20 min, and each tech explained what we were seeing etc. In our 9 week ultrasound you can clearly see the yolk, heart, and tiny little arm buds. How at 21 weeks are they worse with barely discernable features.... The photo i posted is the "protrusion" the tech originally said is the boy part. If she saw better image on the screen, she had our screen frozen on this one so if she saw something else/better had she have shown us I would have accepted it. Her confirmation was the color doppler shot but all that was there was a twisted red and blue which correct me if im wrong experts, is the cord? she sadly didnt give us that picture.
I think for the most part I am over the "if its a boy Im dissapointed" phase. I have had fun decorating the nursery with giraffes, I have quite the "brag" album of every ultrasound picture, photos of the nursery coming together etc. And you are all right in that aspect it did help me "get happy" about the arrival of whatever this child turns out to be. Either Little Troy or Little Ariana!
Lately with the family's new comments about my hate of a possible boy or the comments about the cousin's girl, I feel as if my family will be the ones loving this child less or it will be put second to this arriving girl. And im hoping that I get 100% confirmation this weekend so that way I can positively say without a doubt which name to give our child and begin to prepare for the gender with blue or pink clothes, blankies with initals, etc.
how did you all deal with the family aspect of your GD? dh doesnt know about the ultrasound he wont be home. Hes only home a couple days a month right now because of work. I want this to be a surprise for him since he enjoys seeing the baby and gets that extra bonding. So I know that I will be a bit lonely if i see others with families there for the event as some of you have said but Im trying to focus on the closure I hope to get and the smile on his face when he comes home and gets to watch the video of his ds or dd ;)