We went for a check up on Tuesday afternoon and I got to hear the heart beat! The rate was 151 bpm, which is in the middle of normals. Non-scientific data suggest lower heart rates are associated with boys while higher ones are associated with girls. Sydney's heart rate was usually in the 160's. I have no clue what to make of 151 since it is essentially right in the middle of the 130's to 170 range.
I am getting very anxious to find out if this baby is a boy or a girl. I have had 3 dreams the baby is a boy and one dream the baby is a girl. Sydney says she has had a dream the baby was a boy. Sydney is really wanting a sister. She is worried about a little boy peeing in her face. The Chinese age-gender prediction calendar says I am having a girl. It said I was having a girl with Sydney. Bret and I are truly OK with either, I just want to know so I can finalize the bedding and decorating for the nursery! I want to get things ready early with the upcoming Holidays. If I was computer and blogging savvy, I would insert a poll so everyone could vote if they think it is a girl or a boy. My talents lie elsewhere, so just e-mail me if you have a guess or opinion as to the gender of this baby. And don't forget....my new e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org . The old one will remain in service until November 1st.
There is a good chance that we will find out late next week if the baby is a boy or a girl at an ultrasound. The ultrasound was originally scheduled for Friday morning but the doctor has a parent teacher conference so she is supposed to be having her office contact me about rescheduling. Hopefully, they will move it up and not out.
I have been feeling great, most days I am so busy I forget I am pregnant until I finally lay down to relax and go to sleep. Heartburn is about the only symptom I have other than frequent trips to the bathroom.