So Cliff and I went to my 17 week check up today. Baby seems to be doing very well which of course is always good to hear. After my doctor finished listening to the heartbeat I pointed to the sonogram machine beside me and said "I don't suppose you could use that really quick to tell us what the gender of the baby is?" I chuckled because I felt I was making a joke (we had just scheduled our sonogram appointment with him). He looked over and said "Sure." I was in shock but also knew that there was a good chance that it was too early to tell.
After he told us the gender he said that the next sonogram technician would tell us for certain but that was what he saw. I asked him how certain and he said 80%. So we are for sure going to not count on it until our sonogram appointment but we are pretty sure what we are having and I can say we are VERY excited.
Now for the bad news (at least for some). Cliff and I have decided to keep the gender and name of our baby a surprise until the birth. I know this will drive some people nuts but we feel the pregnancy will be more special for us this way. I will let everyone know in 2 weeks from today how the sonogram turned out. We are hoping for another healthy report but also confirmation on the gender.