Big sigh of relief. We left Keira with a good friend of mine so that she would be occupied (and not distracting) while we went to the anatomy scan. I must say, it was a good decision considering I made Jim hold my hand for the majority of the ultrasound. Naturally, the tech was happy and cheery, completely confused as to why we were nervous. Jim wasn't doing a very thorough job of telling her, either, so I quickly explained. She got it after that and was very descriptive in telling us exactly what she was seeing, what she was measuring and that everything looked great. She was a little obsessed with finding out baby's gender and getting a good money shot...which was kind of funny and helped me relax a little. Baby was very active throughout the day so I knew I wasn't going into the u/s to find no heartbeat (I've heard quite a few stories like that in the last few months, how awful). As soon as she had baby up on the screen, I could see that it had plenty of fluid around it so no major kidney/bladder issues. And even though I knew that because I could physically see it, I still broke down as she pointed out the bladder and BOTH kidneys. I can't explain exactly why except that it kind of gave me a flashback of Tyler's ultrasounds and the lack of fluid, kidneys and bladder. Like having it pointed out felt like, "And here is what Tyler didn't have and resulted in his death..." Just very emotional, traumatic. We ended up with, I think, 8 pictures! 3 of which were baby's nether-regions. ;)
Since it's still so early (18 weeks is the very earliest you can do an anatomy scan and I was 18 weeks 1 day), she couldn't get every measurement so I'll likely have to have a follow-up. After talking with the tech, she agreed that we should push to get it done with our Perinatologist (high-risk OB) for peace of mind. My Dr. is really chill so I'm sure she won't have a problem referring us. I'm kind of wishing I had just pushed for the referral in the first place so that the anatomy scan could have been done by him. I guess it doesn't matter all that much, we will know eventually. I just hate waiting.
So we are ecstatic that we have a healthy little bean growing, we can now relax (for the moment) and start planning a nursery! I'll probably just be looking for awhile since viability isn't for another 6 weeks, but thinking and planning feels good. By the way, IT'S A GIRL!