Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Results are In

The ultrasound was an interesting experience today. It was so exciting to see the baby moving all over the place and to see its little legs and hands. I still can't believe this baby is in me, but i guess i have to come to terms with it or labor might be a really surprising experience. I will say though that i wasn't expecting the ultrasound to be painful but the technician kept jabbing me where my round ligament was on my left side and that never leads to good things. I kept squeezing Aaron's hand and gritting my teeth. Why does the technician need to look at the heart for 4 hours? I mean seriously. Here are some of the ultrasound pictures:

The profile. This picture blows my mind. if you look close enough you can see the line on the eyelids, the line across the lips and the nostrils.
This is the baby's little arm and hand on the middle of the face. The SpineYou can't have a Barnard ultrasound without coming away with a scary front faced picture, right? I feel like the baby should be doing an evil laugh in this picture (mwahahaha)
Now the moment you have all been waiting for. This picture shows what we saw for an hour. If you can't tell, this is the baby's little leg and foot. To the left of the foot you'll see the other foot. CROSSED LEGS. Crazy child. The ultrasound tech couldn't get a good look and kept going back to see if the baby had uncrossed its legs. No dice. About halfway through the tech seemed semi-confident about the gender, but came back to the issue at the end of the ultrasound. Finally he stated what the gender was and without telling us what he saw to make him think that, he just told us to "trust him" because he had "ten years of experience." We still didn't feel terribly confident. Thankfully the doctor came in and asked if we got the gender and we told him "not really." He slabbed on more goo and confirmed almost immediately that the baby was the gender the technician pointed out. We asked him how he knew (seeing as we still had no idea was he was looking at and the baby's legs were still crossed) and he goes "Because i'm looking at the labia." (sorry for the awkward term) We knew right then, FINALLY, that the baby was a GIRL! We are soooooo excited! And so much for mother's intuition, I thought it was a boy the whole time. Bring on the bows, dresses, and all things pink!

21 comments:

Stacey said...

Yeah! I'm SO EXCITED!!!! Loved the pictures!

Diana said...

I am just so happy and so excited!

Karen Stringham said...

Okay, comment #1 is from MEMA and not Stacey. I have no idea why MY computer keeps doing this. Hopefully, this will post as me. If not, I give up. Congratulations again!

DoubravaFam said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so exciting! I'm glad they were able to tell! When I was pregnant I SWORE I was having a girl and my bro (Josh) was on his missions and told me he'd "seen visions" of my daughter...when they told us it was a boy I did not believe them!! Way exciting!! Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes great!

Jason said...

we actually had our ultrasound today too and nearly the exact same experience. They weren't too confident ours was a girl but pointed out the labia as well. so it makes me a little more confident that ours is a girl too if you guys had the same exprerience

Jamie Smith said...

YES!!! I was exactly like you- thought Lucy was a boy the whole time until the ultrasound. Now I think this #2 is a boy, which probably means girl again. I absolutely LOVE having a daughter. Plus, just think, you'll probably get grandkids sooner compared to having a boy first!! :)

Congrats!

The Zangers said...

YAY! She is beautiful! So happy for you guys.

Eric and Jessica said...

Congratulations!!! Thats so exciting! :D

Jillian said...

YAHOO!!! We love baby girls!!!

The Wilson Pratt Wilson Family said...

Baby girls are so sweet!

Christine said...

EXCITING! Girls are fun! :) The pictures are nice! Congratulations!

Tiffany said...

Yay!!! I love baby girls! Seriously, even though I have only had mine for one day, it is so fun with the headbands and bows and all the cute clothes!! Congrats! So excited for you!

Ashby said...

Congratulations! We LOVE girls in this family! And I love how the closer it came to your ultrasound that the poll evened out! I will be sending you some headbands soon!

Russell & Aimee said...

Congrats dear!! You better spoil her rotten:) I am sure Aaron will treat her like a princess! Kisses

Kinzie Sue said...

YAY!!! I guessed you were having a girl, now I'm 7 for 7 on guessing the gender of ours and friends babies! Woot-woot! You are going to have so much fun dressing up your sweet baby, and even more fun staring at her beautiful face(no longer creepy like the ultrasound)! Congrats to you both!

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Kara! That is really exciting that you're having a GIRL! With my last pregnancy, the ultrasound was just as frustrating, trying and re-trying to get Peter to uncross his legs. We FINALLY found out the gender when I was about 7 1/2 months. It was pretty frustrating. :)

So Paul and I are reading Persuasion right now too, but we're having a harder time really getting into it. We read Sense and Sensibility together and loved it!

Jamie said...

i love the first profile picture, so sweet! you are going to love having a baby girl! all things girly are so fun! : ) congrats again!

Chelsea said...

Yes! Im glad its a girl. I only want girls though. Congrats!

rebecca lourie lowe said...

yay! a little girlfriend for my baby boy :) that's so exciting -- and YES, why does the ultrastenographer have to dissect your already uncomfortably painful belly? MAN, what we women go through.

The Deru said...

Kara, CONGRATULATIONS! I hadn't been to your blog in a long time and was very happily surprised to learn the news! That is so exciting. We have a baby girl, Anna, who is 9 months old now. She is delightful. I can't even imagine having a boy now-- I only own pink and little dresses. That's wonderful news and I hope things continue to go well for you in pregnancy. My blog is http://derudaily.blogspot.com. I'll add you to my sidebar so I can stay in touch with you. Again, congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

A little mini-Kara! How cute will she be? Are you going to share name choices? Congrats! --DeeAnn