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Monday, July 20, 2009

It's a....

We had to be at our appointment at 10 a.m. I wanted to be early, but it never works that way for us. I think Brian and Tessa would dawdle even if they were going to do their most favorite thing in the world.

We got there right at 10 a.m., and we only had to wait a few minutes before we went back. Tessa was very antsy. She was fascinated by the screen at first, but soon it was boring her. She kept wanting to know when we were going to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl, but of course, the tech looked at everything first.

The cerebellum in the brain is measuring at 20 weeks and 6 days, which is good since I'm 21 weeks today. Also, I'm pretty sure we never saw the cerebellum with Jenna, as her brain never really developed. The abdomen measured at 22 weeks, so a little ahead.

I've never had a baby that measured ahead before. Tessa never did, and Jenna always measured at least four or five days behind and even more than that in the beginning. I really do think this baby is going to be bigger than Tessa was. Of course that's not hard to do as Tessa was five pounds, seven ounces and only 17 inches long.

The nasal bone is present, which is also another good sign. The baby waved at us, which indicates the fingers are not clenched. Of course, the tech couldn't tell us all of this, but I could see it. She measured the feet and looked at the heart, which was beating at 136 beats a minute. We also got a clear shot of all four chambers of the heart.

Then it was time to get the money shot. Of course, little baby Belinc was sleeping at this point with its knees together. The tech tried everything to get it to open up, but nothing doing. Finally, she shook my belly, and the baby re-arranged herself. By this point, Tessa was leaning against the table saying, "Please be a girl, please be a girl, please be a girl," over and over again. It was too funny.

And, she got her wish. It's a baby girl. The ultrasound tech said everything looks good to her, but the radiologist still has to read the report. I go back to the doctor tomorrow, so will find out for sure then. Thanks so much for the good thoughts and please keep them up until we get the report from the radiologist.

10 comments:

Dana said...

Great, that sounds all so wonderful! Keep the positive attitude up. Everything will be absolutely fine this time. Jenna send you another little miracle. Accept that gift from her. How wonderful! So happy for you guys.

Niff and Andy said...

That's terrific! Congratulations. :o) I hope you feel more relaxed now!

Mirna said...

So it's pink! Tessa got her wish! Everything is looking great and we are keeping the positive thoughts up! Hugs

JenJen said...

Cooper is officially alone :( But, hey maybe he can marry one of this rainbow baby girls that are popping out of everywhere!

I'm excited that everything went good at your ultrasound today. So, now its your turn! What's her name going to be :)

Mom to 2 boys +? said...

Congratulations on another girl!! I'm so happy that everything looks good. I hope you can breathe a little easier now (at least for a few days!)
Kara

Bree said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's great news.
I admit I had to scroll down to the bottom of you post because I was too impatient to wait to find out. Then, I went back and read the rest.
:)

Beth said...

Yay! Yet another girl! And more importantly, everything looks good! I am so happy for you and your family. Keep us posted tomorrow...it will give me something to read from the hospital!

Hollie said...

Congratulations on your healthy baby girl!! It's the year of girls apparently :)

So excited for you!

Meg said...

Congratulations!!!

Reese said...

Congrats!!!