I'll bet you're dying to know how our gender/anatomy scan went, eh? Stick cooperated! And the verdict is . . . dun dun dun . . . she's all girl baby! =] Somewhere between our scan last Tuesday and a few days ago, we finally finished hashing out the name details and I'm proud to say that she also has a name! Brooklyn Leah Harper Olson. And we're already both incredibly in love with her. =]
We were able to walk away from the gender/anatomy scan with two pictures. One is your standard, "It's a girl!" picture and then also one of straight-on shot of her face. =]
The second picture is a little hard to navigate, but just follow the arrow. =] We do have a few more pictures from the ultrasound as well, but I haven't gotten a copy of them quite yet so I'll make a new post as soon as I get them. =]
Heartbeat was 152 and she was measuring at 19 weeks, 5 days! I can't wait to meet our beautiful baby!
Daddy thinks he was able to feel her move for the first time yesterday as well! I had his hand on my belly when she was being super active and she gave two good, hard kicks while his hand was there. =] I'm able to feel her move daily now! It's such an awesome feeling, I don't think I could EVER get sick of it!
We've also started on the nursery! Right now it's mostly just moving stuff out in an attempt to actually have a place to put things when we start getting nursery furniture. All that's left in the to-be nursery now are two large bookshelves that we need to move into our bedroom. For the time being, we have one of those plastic Sterilite dresser/storage containers and that's what we're going to be storing her clothes in. It's already in the closet and stashed with as many newborn and 0-3 months clothes as we have for her yet. =] And, happily, we actually have quite a few! Daddy's step-brother and his wife have a 5-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy and they've set up a pretty neat system where they just saved all their baby/toddler clothes and borrow them out to whoever they know that's having a baby between family/friends/etc. So we were able to look through four GIANT totes of clothes and already have quite the assortment all the way up to 9 months! Everything for 0 - 3 months and newborns is in her closet and the bigger stuff has been sorted and is stashed away in totes in our basement for when she starts growing into them. =]
Also, another VERY exciting gift that we couldn't be more thankful for . . . my closest friend asked me on Monday what we needed most for Brooklyn. I told her diapers and/or wipes because I know they're already going to be the bane of our financial existence for awhile. And what shows up in the mile today? A GIANT box of 276 size 1 diapers and nearly 400 wipes! Holy crap! I'm guessing we're probably set for the first two months or so by now! Brooklyn says, "Thank you so much Aunty Heather!" =]