Big sigh of relief - Sprout looks well and the u/s tech said that everything looks great! DH had the best seat in the house so he saw the four chambers of the heart and all the vitals - while I saw the side view from where I was laying. I really think they should have a screen/monitor on the ceiling for the mom-to-be's!
We made sure to tell the tech that we didn't want to find out the sex so either she completely avoided 'that area' - or we were looking at it and didn't know what it was! Sprout was wiggling around quite a bit - I think we even got a wave! I'm super excited that it went so well - the only thing that has me saying 'hmm' is that she also did a crotch cam to look at the placenta. She asked if I had spotted during my pregnancy and I said that I did, like 4-5 weeks ago after some 'activities' - so she just wanted to check. Afterwards, I asked how everything looked - and she just said "talk to your doctor". um. Ok. I couldn't get a read on whether that was good or bad (i.e. she just takes the measurements and the doctor interprets it) so I'll just leave it until next week when I see my OB for the last time. I read up on low-lying placentas and it seems that most of the time, it will move upwards by itself. So right now, I'm totally just making things up without knowing any facts, but I always like to be educated and prepared.
So now, we are focused on planning our itinerary for our San Fran babymoon, leaving next Friday. I can't wait to just get away and enjoy some Q-time with DH and just to have some time to finally soak all of this positive progression in. I am so thankful that we are here at this point and although it seems light years away, I still remember the pain and the sadness that we went through last year and it amazes me everyday at the journey that God took us through to get here. I cannot wait for the next 5 months to fly by so we can meet our lil' Sprout. I honestly have NO clue whether or not it's a boy or girl - I thought I had that 'instinct' but the further along I am, I just don't know! My hubby is adamant that Sprout is boy. I keep saying as long as the baby is healthy, I don't care - but to be honest, I'm a bit nervous about taking care of a baby boy! I know nothing about boy's and I'm just naturally so much more comfortable with baby girls --- but I'm sure I'll pick it up, and of course, love Sprout no matter if it's a Mister or Miss. ;)
Here is the final look we get at Sprout - couldn't really get a clear pic this time but s/he is looking more and more like a baby!