No - not a "she-male" or anything like that! We just couldn't tell for sure what this babies gender is.
But before we get to that; the most important news - as long as the radiologist doesn't find anything abnormal our baby is healthy and doing great. The only potential problem we're facing is that this baby is in the same position as Isaac was so unless it turns it will be breach; and although the placenta healed it is partially covering the cervix (in case you don't know the baby has to go through there to get out) so I may need to have a C-section. But the doctors will keep an eye on it and it may move as my uterus gets bigger. They'll send me to more experienced doctores in Boise if it looks like I'll need a C-section or a version (to turn the baby).
Here's the reason we don't know for sure what the gender is. This kid is folded in half. Isaac was in the same position but the technician could see a little bit of something "external" sticking out between the legs. This technician couldn't see anything external but cautioned us that it might just be hiding in there. He said, "placing bets, I'd buy pink but I'm just not 100% sure." So there you have it. Guess I'll keep all the tags on and hold off buying that adorable little girl crib bedding until we know for sure.
I know this is a blurry, skeleton-like, picture but I still love it. I love that little hand up by her/his face.
This ultrasound and seeing this picture was really important to me. Up until now, to be honest, I haven't felt that... what? maternal attachment?... feeling I've gotten with my last three kids as soon as the pregnancy test was positive. I've almost been in denial about this pregnancy. A little apathetic, really. At times, it's seemed like a burden to deal with rather than a wonderful joyful blessing. (I'll blame the move, the morning sickness that lasted 15 weeks, the fact that I was convinced that I was going to miscary with all the bleeding, the migraines, and the already-horrible backaches. Who knows why I've felt that way.)
Seeing my baby play with his toes, snuggle up with his hands by his face, those perfect lips, brought me out of my funk. I just fell in love with this little person. February can't come fast enough! I can't wait to meet my sweet baby.