Well apparently this child has a mind of its own! For some reason I had a feeling he/she might not cooperate for us to know whether we'd need to buy new clothes or be able to pull out Riley's old ones. Sure enough, my feeling was right! Riley came with us to the appointment and was all ready to find out if it was a brother or sister...
The ultrasound tech took me back by myself at first. He said they like to do all of the measurements without anyone else in the room and then they bring the family in to reveal the sex and show all the body parts. He worked for a long time getting all of the measurements and he kept talking about how much of a mover this baby was. I thought that was a good sign...if he/she moves a lot, we should definitely be able to find out what it is! Once he finally finished the technical side of it, he went back out and got Daniel and Riley. I'm not sure why, but as soon as the baby found out they were coming in, he/she curled up in a ball facedown and would not move! We tried everything! He/She was determined not to let us know! Below you can see the picture of baby Bramlett #2 showing it's stubborn side. :)
It's head is on the left side of the picture with the spine on top and the ribs below the spine. The tech said this was its right arm/hand, but to me it looks like the left...but what do I know. :) Nevertheless, here is proof that the little one was facedown and not planning on moving.
Oh well...the most important thing, as I said yesterday, is that this child is healthy and growing as he/she should. We are very thankful for that! Supposedly we'll go back for another ultrasound in 4-5 weeks to track the growth, so hopefully by then we'll be able to find out the sex. If not, I'm not sure what I'm going to do! The suspense is killing me! Plus, I'm very much a type-A personality, and I like to be prepared! I'm really hoping the experience today is not a foreshadowing of things to come in the future...ahem, strong-willed child and all. I was a strong-willed child myself, and it may be payback time! :)