We first found out that we were pregnant on August 28th. Between us and our midwife, we had a discrepancy of 3 weeks on how far into the pregnancy we were. So, our midwife encouraged us to get an ultrasound. We only wanted to have one ultrasound during our pregnancy, to find out the sex of the baby, which is ideally done between 16 & 20 weeks. However, the earlier you can get a dating scan, the better, because babies are more uniform in their growth earlier in the pregnancy before their growth starts diverging.
So, today was earlier than we would have normally gone to get a gender scan, but since we had the additional need to get a bit more information on how old the baby was, we went today to try and kill two birds with one stone.
Fortunately, we were at just the right window. We got a bit more information on how big the baby was, and we were also far enough along to see the gender of the baby.
Today we found out that our baby is a boy (meaning that he’ll be Jack William instead of Hannah Michelle) and he’s about 16 weeks old today, making for a due date of approximately April 27th 2015.
Exciting times ahead!