September 22, 2005

Fun with Sound Waves

Drumroll, please...

It's a GIRL!!

We had the big ultrasound yesterday, and the little fetus was happily showing off all her stuff--she's very definitely a girl. I could tell before the tech even said anything. There was a tech-in-training who sat in on the ultrasound and seemed completely incapable of telling what sex the baby was, which was a little scary. I pity the poor parents who get her during her first few years of work.

The baby looked very healthy, if a bit skeletal. All her little ribs and femurs showed up bright and clear on the scan, and her face shot was absolutely terrifying--it looked like a tiny, dead skull. But she definitely isn't dead--she was wiggling and waving her little arms around like a mad woman. Which could have had something to do with the three Reese's Peanut Butter Cups I ate just before the exam.

The whole scan was amazing. The King was holding my hand so hard it hurt--I thought his eyes were going to pop out of his head. I cried. It was incredible.


April said...

Congratulations mom. How exciting - a daughter.

So glad to hear the scan went well and you were able to see.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations and don’t you just wish you could get scans at every visit? So lovely to see them moving around and all that.


Kim said...

Wow! Congratulations! I'm glad she has all of her ribs. Hopefully she'll be looking a little less skeletal next time you see her. :)

I'm Moe Greene said...

My wife is due with our third child early January/late December. When are you due?