I had my 19 weeks ultrasound today, obviously i was very excited. This was the first visit that my daughter and husband were joining me for an ultrasound and to hear baby's heartbeat. I knew in the morning that i had to drink and finish 2-3 glasses of water before leaving for the ultrasound but sometimes there is no reason why we don't do the things that we should. Same thing happened with me, i had one glass of water when i woke up and one cup of tea with breakfast and everything else i forgot. Then, at the clinic, the ultrasound started and the first question she asked me if i drank enough water and i was quiet for a moment thinking why i didn't.
At this time of pregnancy, may be due to hormones, you are just more sensitive and emotional, this little thing made me emotional that i am running here and there, making breakfast, getting myself and my daughter ready that i forgot this important thing. I know all the thoughts start coming into your mind with no reason that is related. She spent some time on my tummy and then asked me to drink water and wait outside, she will call me back again. I was thinking she will send me back to book for another day. I waited for 20-30 min and she called all of us inside. She put the speaker of the machine ON for us to hear the baby's heartbeat and then we saw the baby, very active, cute little bean. These moments are pure heavenly, i remember i cried during this time during my first baby. We asked for the gender then, and she said the position of the baby made it unclear to determine the gender. I was a bit sad as i was really hoping that i will know the gender so that i can address him/her and tell my daughter that she's going to get a baby brother or sister soon. Also, if i could be able to use my daughter's pink stuff or should start buying the blue stuff 🙂 Everything else she said looks normal and my doctor will discuss with me.
Fingers crossed for the next ultrasound, i think that will next month as due to my ISP results, doctor mentioned that i will be having frequent ultrasounds to keep track of baby's growth.