Monday, June 27, 2011

Ultrasound #2: It's a GIRL!

We had our second ultrasound today. It was a follow up to our first screening ultrasound but since I was so close to 20 weeks, the tech and doctor were able to get all the images and scans they needed for the 20 week one. I know this first photo is a bit creepy but it is about the best look we could get of our baby GIRL. That's right, we are having a GIRL! Definitely no "twigs" or "berries" were visible this time. We are all so excited! 

Tutu and Big Brother Noah were there to see the ultrasound first hand. Noah was very interested in watching his baby sister on the screen (he thought it was a movie and kept saying "wow") but after about 10 minutes, we was ready to leave. Hee, hee! That's a 3 1/2 year old for you! Later, when one of the teachers at school asked him about it, he said he saw Peanut on TV and he was a boy. What a silly!
 Here's a more traditional image of our Peanut. Everything looked really great! Her organs are developing nicely, her features are beginning to be rounded, and she is about 1 pound at this point. So she would just about fit in the palm of your hand (or two or three of Noah's hands...he had a hard time wrapping his 3-1/2-year-old mind around that one).
Finally, here is an image of Peanut's foot. Too cute, right? Tutu had never seen an ultrasound before (Aunt Nora is 25 and they were just beginning to do them at that time but only for high risk pregnancies) so it was a real treat to have her in the room when we learned we were having a girl. It was a special moment for sure.

So everything is going well, Peanut is growing bigger every day and we can't wait to see our little girl in November. I am almost at the halfway point (I can hardly believe it)! We will have another ultrasound at the beginning of August so stay tuned for more photos of our baby girl...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Week 18...And Doing Fine!

Not much to report at this point. I'm 18 weeks along, feeling great and getting big. I'm a bit tired but that is to be expected at this point. I am looking forward to our Maui trip next month so I can kick back and relax by the pool. Heartburn comes and goes but I am managing it for now. 

I had an OB/GYN appointment on June 9 and the doctor says that Peanut is growing well and has a strong heartbeat. He says no problem traveling to Hawaii next month. Yippee! We have an ultrasound schedule for Monday, June 27, so we're hoping to get a good view of Peanut and hopefully determine his/her sex. Big Brother Noah and Tutu will be there for the show! So stay tuned for some photos of Peanut on early next week...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Peanut Discussion with Big Brother Noah

Last night, Big Brother Noah and I were talking about Peanut. Here's how the conversation went:

Me: So Noah, Peanut's getting pretty big, huh?

Noah: Peanut is getting pretty big, Mommy.

Me: So what do you think will happen when Peanut gets really, really big and is ready to come out.

Noah: (Pointing to my belly button) Peanut will come out of here.

Me: Really? Do you think Peanut will fit? He/she will be pretty big.

Noah: (Thinking) No, Peanut will come down from the sky.

Me: Really? But then why is Peanut growing in Mommy's tummy?

Noah: Ummm, look, it's Buzz Lightyear...

Oh, boy. I think we need to spend more time reading our friend Cam's wonderful book "Mommy's Having a Baby" because this conversation went nowhere. I think the reality of what will happen at the end of November when Peanut is born is still a mystery to my little boy. Evidence as to why taking Noah to our next ultrasound may be helpful. Just a thought.

By the way, Noah loves giving Peanut kisses and says good morning and good night to him/her. It's very cute. He is going to be the best big brother!