20 Week Ultrasound – Gender Revealed!

Well, we had our 20 Week Ultrasound on Friday, but with all the excitement Parker’s hospital stay, I never got the chance to update you on the results of our ultrasound.

Let’s start at the beginning…. my appointment was set for 9:30am. They gave me a piece of paper when I scheduled the appointment that told me I needed to empty my bladder 1 hour before my appointment, and then I had 15 minutes to drink 32 ounces of water. Then, I had to hold it until after the ultrasound was over. (Apparently, a full bladder gives them a better picture of baby, but whatever. I think it’s a form of torture to force a pregnant woman to drink that much water and then hold it while they press on her belly.)

We arrived at our appointment 15 minutes early and sat and waited. I swear, time began to stand still, and all I could think about was how badly I had to pee! Finally, I couldn’t stand it anymore. 5 minutes had gone by since we had arrived, and I was about to burst. I went to the receptionist’s desk. Here’s the conversation that followed:

Me: “Can I use the restroom? I am not going to be able to hold it and as soon as she starts pushing on my belly, there’s going to be a major mess to clean up.”

Her: “Can you go just a little bit and hold the rest? We really need a full bladder.”

Me: “Honey, can YOU go just a little bit and hold the rest? I’m guessing not, and once you’ve had 5 babies, there’s just absolutely no way that is possible.”

Her: “Well, I can’t force you to hold it, but I don’t think you should go.”

Me: “If you can’t force me to hold it, I’m not going to.”

I relieved myself, (in the restroom, of course), and then headed back to the waiting room. Not 2 minutes later, we were called back to the ultrasound room. Luckily, my bladder is the size of a pea, so I knew it would be full again within minutes.

She started doing the ultrasound, and everything looked great! The baby is measuring 2 – 3 days ahead of schedule, and you can already see his chubby little cheeks on the ultrasound. It’s amazing!

One of the things I asked her to specifically check, (which she would have anyway), was the cord. I wanted to be sure the cord was working properly and contained all 3 vessels. (Lucy had a 2 vessel cord, or Single Umbilical Artery.) Praise the Lord, the cord looked perfect, and all 3 vessels were able to be seen!

After she took all of her measurements, she asked if we wanted to peek at baby’s “parts” and see if we could find out what the baby’s gender is. We told her that our doctor had tried at our last appointment, but we still weren’t 100% sure… at least hubby wasn’t. So, she took a look. Guess what we saw? Well, here. Take a look for yourself:

No mistaking that, is there? Looks like I was right, and baby IS a boy. So, Gage Walker will be joining our household sometime later this winter.

Here’s another shot from our 20 week ultrasound:

Now I can officially start shopping! (And start trying to figure out how on earth 4 boys are going to share one room. Ey yi yi!)

Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1

    Wow, they make you have a full bladder? That IS torture. I don't have to have a full bladder for my ultrasounds thankfully. They press so hard on my belly I want to come off the table sometimes. I'm sure it would be bad if I had a full bladder to boot!

  2. 2

    congrats! My appointment is this afternoon and I'm SOOOOOO excited. We didn't find out with the first, but I'm sure this one is a girl and I want to know now!

    The place I went to with DS had me drink it 30 minutes before which was NOT enough time to make it to my bladder. My stomach was still so full of water when I laid down I thought I would loose it all out the top end! The instructions for this US are the same as yours (not going to the same place as DS). I'm not looking forward to that part :-/

  3. 3

    I have to agree with you on the torture part of ultrasounds:-) Congrats on your newest little boy!!! Have fun shopping!

  4. 4

    Aw, I can't wait to see Gage! So exciting. 🙂 You mean they could still see the baby fine after you had peed? It's official, it's a way to torture and distract the pregnant mom. So annoying! haha

  5. 5
    Rebecca O says:

    Congratulations! There is definitely a little boy in there! Love the name choice as well! 🙂

  6. 6

    They can't make me hold mine in either LOL.
    Congrats on your baby boy! 🙂

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