Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the little nugget

Today I had an ultrasound to size up the baby because there is a screening I can have done between 11-13 weeks and they need to be sure that I am exactly at the right point in the pregnancy to make a good measurement. I guess Down's syndrome can be predicted or ruled out by a neck measurement. Very cool. So here is a shot of the little love nugget. I am pretty sure that it is laying on its back with the head to the right and the little feet to the left and a little hand in the middle.
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Here is a photo from a publication entitled "As your baby grows, from conception to birth". It's a magazine that they gave me at an office visit and I love to look at it to see how the baby grows and progresses each month. I think this baby is at about the same point in development as our baby and it seems to be in the same position so I thought I would include it because the sonogram just doesn't give a whole lot of detail.
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I got to see and hear the baby's heartbeat and the tech said that it was beating about 163 beats per minute.

My stepdad, who has predicted the sex of all the boys, said on Sunday that this one is a girl! Ha, we will see, but it is really funny to hear him say that because he was always adamant that the boys were boys. I still have a ways to go before we find out, like 10 weeks, but I just can't wait! I honestly don't care either way, I just want to know! The suspense kills me. I read the end of Breaking Dawn before the beginning because I had to know that it was all going to work out. So it is with the sex of my babies. I just can 't wait till the delivery to know what is growing in there. I love modern technology!

14 comments:

Jessica said...

Not sure how fast your boys' heartbeats were...but there is a theory about that. My girls were both 160 and Cody was more 130-140. I know that it is not scientific, but I am rooting for you on this one!

JaNae said...

Yea Leslie...we always did have the same baby schedule! Be sure to keep us posted on the sex, but if you're following our pattern, don't count on any girls!

Congrats! We love you!

Sara Warren said...

I get as excited about finding out babies genders of other women, as I do my own. I CAN'T WAIT for the news!

Larson Family said...

What a cute little nugget! :)

Emily said...

Awww. that pic is so cute!!!

allison b. said...

congratulations leslie. my sister, jen, has 4 boys and a girl(3boys,1 girl,1boy) and she is hoping # 6 will be a girl. it is the ultimate "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit." good luck either way. you are a great mom!

lil' bohemian said...

I just found out! Congrats Leslie!! So fun!

Dashley said...

Thanks for including that picture- fascinating is baby growth!!

Courtney said...

Oh, Leslie! How wonderful!!! You and Lance are an amazing family...what a lucky baby! Love you guys!

Brock said...

oh, so cute!! Can't wait to find out!!!!

heather said...

so exciting!!!!

GRodenberg said...

Kennedy was born Nov 13, so maybe November is the charmed month for a girl! Wouldn't that be fun, and we'd really be kindred spirits/sisters!

Marathon Mama said...

What wonderful news! What a blessing! God just keeps blessing you and blessing you and your beautiful family! So exciting!
Hope to see you soon, or summer for sure! Love to all of you! Beth

Jane Rogers said...

Wow, Leslie. This was all so much fun and I am thrilled about your little girl. Your house looks fabulous, too. What a darling, darling family.