I am pregnant for the second time! The first time I had a boy and when I went for my 20 week appointment, it was clear as day that I was having a boy. This time, I went in for my second doctor's appointment at 18 weeks and the OB himself did a quick gender check apart from the official "big" ultrasound that I'll get when I go in a couple of weeks. The official line is that this one is a girl, which I believe, but I really want the second ultrasound before I can say I'm sure. This time, it was not so easy to tell. With my son, I knew what I was seeing. This time, the baby was moving around a bunch and the picture was blurry. I didn't see any indication that it was a boy, and for a split second, I knew that what I saw was girl parts. I called it before the OB did! I said, "that looks like a girl to me." But as my obsessive nature leads me to do, I just can't accept it now a few days later with my memory of what I saw less clear. Last night I took out the ultrasound photos again to take a look and I honestly can't tell what I'm looking at. With my son's ultrasound photos, you could tell because there was some context: here's his leg, there's his other leg...I can see his whole body. These photos are grainy, fuzzy, and I can't tell even that there's a body in the image, much less what part of the body I'm looking at. Has anyone else been in this type of situation? I feel very strongly that this one is a girl for a few reasons, but I'm not one to set much store by intuition, even if I turn out to be right. I want to know that what I think I saw for a split second was really what I saw and that it wasn't just my imagination. And of course the requisite statement: I will love this baby no matter if it's a boy or a girl and I'm hoping that it's healthy most importantly...and I will love it even if it's not healthy.