It paid off, though! Not only did we get to find out sweet baby's gender, we got to see her move around like crazy! Drew stood behind the technician's shoulder, enthralled, and I smiled like an idiot the entire time.
We wanted to find out the gender alone, so we had the technician (who was super nice) print out the image and put it in an envelope for us. We planned on having breakfast together to open it, but couldn't even wait until we go to the restaurant. We tore it open in the car.
At breakfast, I couldn't stop being excited. Maybe it was all that Mountain Dew. :)
The technician printed out so many images for us; the paper stretched out was my height! Here are some cool ones:
Beautifully formed spine:
Suuuper creepy image of her face. We both kind of jumped when it came up on the screen. I got to see her sweet little lips move around and I totally think she has my jawline :)
Profile! Drew's nose maybe?
Arms and legs both crossed:
The technician showed us her four heart chambers, different organs, brain, everything. I was amazed. Everything is looking good and I came out of there feeling so, so grateful.
Now that we know she's a she and she even has a name, I feel so many things. I have moments of intense fear over everything, and I have days of deep, deep contentment. Mostly, I am finding how crazy it is to love this little thing so much without ever having seen her face to face. I can't wait to dress her up and sing to her and take her places and to call her Jo and for people to say, "She looks just like you!". I can't wait for the rest of her story.