We had our 20 week ultrasound last Thursday, June 3. Of course, we had a stubborn baby, so the ultrasound tech couldn't give us a definitive answer on whether we were having a boy or girl. In fact, our baby was so stubborn, we barely got face shots because she kept blocking her face with her hands! I guess this is a glimpse into the future. We went for our followup appointment yesterday, and the d.octor said everything looked great from the ultrasound. Since I knew the doctor from the coffee shop I worked at, I was able to bribe him into checking out the baby again to see if he could tell the sex. He looked and said girl! It was well worth the cost of a Vanilla Latte (his drink of choice!)
In other news, we had been house shopping for something to buy in Webster City. We began negotiating for a house, but got cold feet at the last minute because it all just seemed to be going so fast and we got so obsessed with the idea of owning a home. Once we finally calmed down and took a deep breath, we realized we didn't want to get stuck into a home right now and Joel thought we would have a difficult time selling it when we wanted to move in a few years.
So, after a very stressful weekend, we decided to stay in our rental townhouse and fix it up a bit. We agreed to buy some new furniture and turn part of the basement into a guest bedroom. It will be worth the small investment to save money and live in a maintenance free space. We thought it was a great compromise.