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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Week 16: Boy? Girl?

Last Saturday, we went for my fourth month checkup.

I was looking forward to this checkup. Everyone has been telling me that I am different compared to when I was pregnant with Khayla. I am less cranky (yes, sometimes I do raise my voice in the office, but not all the time now), I fuss about my appearance, and I have a worse morning sickness than last time.

So expectations are running high that I might be carrying a boy this time.

So, after the usual blood pressure test, weighing, peeing and whatnots, I was called into my gynae's room. It was quite early in the morning, so service was quite fast. Dr Tan was also able to spare longer time to discuss about issues and concerns that I raised.

But first, the ultrasound scan.

I hopped onto the examining bed, and stared excitedly at the screen. Dr Tan had the roller on my tummy and we had a glimpse of the baby (wow, double the size compared to last month!). She measured the head circumference and in a pleased voice noted that baby is exactly his/her age - 16weeks.

She then measured the body, and then the femur bone (also appropriate size for a 16-week pregnancy.

Then I asked the million dollar question - 'So doc, is it a boy or a girl?'

She tried to scan at that area but once again, like Khayla did before, baby had his/her legs closed and did not even budge from his/her position!

Baby is also not moving as active as last checkup, which could only mean that he/she is sleeping. Hmm. I should have drunk coffee before I went for the checkup (haha, kidding!).

So, there goes another month guessing the gender.

But I'm glad baby is doing fine and growing healthily in there, Alhamdulillah. Congratulations, baby. Mommy and Daddy love you so much.

Love,
Mommy

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