How can you not love that stubborn little bugger?
Chickie appears to be healthy, though the final results will be in later on. All the correct number of appendages and the measurements appeared normal to me, though I haven't googled for confirmation.
Chickie, however, is CLEARLY our combined offspring, as he/she was sleeping when we went in and was in no mood to wake up and roll over for such trivial nonsense as a stupid nuchal measurement. He/She got visibly annoyed when the tech violently shook my belly and tapped him/her repeatedly to try and get baby moving in the correct direction. Chickie would move, and just settle more comfortably facing the wrong way . . . DH later commented he expected to see Chickie flipping the tech the bird (which certainly would have confirmed its parentage).
It did mean we got to watch for a long time. It also meant an unexpected date with the dildo cam - but since it resulted in cooler, clearer shots, it was fine. We even got a face shot or two out of it. It was cool to see the forming skeleton and the legs! since we never get to see those.
The tech DID wager a guess for us, which I will not share, but suffice it to say, I'm taking it as a big guess. The reasoning was a bit . . . flimsy . . . and the take made sure to say more than once it was only a guess and couldn't be confirmed until the big u/s. We shall see! I'm really looking forward to it to see if she was right or not!
It was a great experience, and I feel very relieved about the state of the pregnancy and the health of my Chickie. And also, totally in love. Because - wow. That's my baby!