Yes, it really does STILL happen.
After much deliberation and seeing the distress not knowing what we were having would have on Dan I gave in and during our ultrasound I told the technician that we wanted to know what "it" was.
She measured all the important stuff -- heart, brain, head, stomach... It all looks great. Now, for the "fun" and "exciting" part... (at least, I think it is the fun and exciting part)the sex of our baby and the pictures of it's cute little face.
She went looking for the gender -- NO LUCK! Seriously, legs so tight together that you probably wouldn't be able to slide a playing card between "it's knees".... We poked and pushed but, no luck... The baby just kicked back (probably something that has been very useful since we have a Julia that climbs and jumps on me).
Then, the very nice lady switched from 2D to 3D to get a good picture of "it's" face. Well -- "It'" likes to lay face down in the placenta allowing very little fluid to be around "it's" face there for not allowing for a very pretty picture...
Needless to say, the ultrasound was mega disappointing and I was in tears.... We have great pictures of "it's" arms and legs but not much more.
I'm better today. I separated all of Julia's clothes into newborn girl, gender neutral and then 0-6 months and 6-12 months today. I pulled out our gender neutral bedding and packed up Julia's bedding since we'll be moving and a few weeks and she will be moving to a big girl bed. I bought a few boy outfits to add to the new born collection just in case and if not -- they will turn into gifts... and I am set and excited to let this baby be a surprise.
Everything about this child has been a surprise so far - it will be born right around Christmas (so, we can buy it more clothes then if we need too) and it will be a lot of fun finding out when it is born... RIGHT?