Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baby Bou is a ....

Wow, what a whirlwind of a day yesterday was!! Waiting for the appointment was absolute torture, but I had no idea how stressful it would be once we actually got there. It was a big day and we were mostly just two curious parents waiting to find out whether it was a little boy or girl that was changing our lives forever... but they were also checking the baby's development and all of our little one's organs, including kidneys, brain, heart, and the markers for downs syndrome. So needless to say, it was a bit stressful.

They took us in pretty quickly, thank goodness, because I think Brad and I were both about to just bust with excitement!! The u/s tech met us in the room and we got all set up. And there our little baby was, gosh Baby Bou looked so big since our 9w u/s and the baby looked perfect and it was so wonderful to see our precious little gift again.

The first thing the tech asked us was whether we wanted to find out the gender of our cutie pie and of course we both exclaimed that we absolutely did! So, she moved the wand around my belly, got in position, and said, "Well, it looks like it's a GIRL!"

I think the room went silent and Brad and I both just stared at the screen... we are both so very excited and just can't wait to see what great things this little girl will bring us! Thankfully, we did not wait to find out because right after that, she decided to cross her little legs and sit on her hands, just like a proper little lady should! :)

After that we started the rest of the scan and the tech showed us all of her little organs, of course without really letting us know whether they looked good or bad, which was the stressful part... but we enjoyed just watching our precious girl move around. The doctor then came in and checked everything for himself and said from what he can see, she looks good and there is nothing from the ultrasound to worry about and he couldn't see any of the typical markers for Downs Syndrome, but he does want us to come back in 3 weeks from now to get another view of her heart, since she wasn't cooperating to his liking and didn't get all the views he wanted, but from what he could see, all was well! From here on out we will get an ultrasound every 4 weeks to make sure all continues to go well... I am so spoiled ;)

So, that's our news!! Great ultrasound, great day, and we have a wonderful baby girl on the way! Brad has his first date speech already prepared for that first little boy who shows up to our house, and has already contemplated what age is appropriate to start dating... Haha!! Brad is going to be an amazing Daddy :)

So, here she is:


bethany said...

Awwwwwwe!!! How totally cool!!
I LOVED all the ultrasounds I got too. Especially at the end - I would get 2-3 a WEEK! (One ultrasound and 2 biophysical profiles, making sure baby is practicing breathing and other things).

Awesome, Hon! It's really sweet to see our guys melt over our daughers.

George said...

HOORAY!!!!! I little girl! So much fun! That meanss hat's and dresses and bows! I love that stuff.

Congrats to you both!

Karen said...

Ooooohhh, a girl, how exciting. She is already stunningly gorgeous!

Chris Stocker said...

Congrats on the news. A future shopping body.

Laura said...

Yay! A Girl! Woo-hoo!
Congratulations! So, so happy for you!

Katie said...

Yahoo, glad to hear the appointment went well! Great ultrasound pics too, love the detail. Shopping for baby girls is so much fun!!!

Layne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you two. And as I was reading your post I was thinking it's so funny that your husband's name is Brad too. ;-) And isn't so exciting that you get see her every 4 weeks?!? I'm so glad she is doing well and if you start shopping for Baby Bou, be sure to show off all the cute baby girl stuff!

Suzanne said...

I know this is late, but I wanted to comment to all of you individually!!

Bethany: Ultrasounds are amazing... it's like a little peak into what our futures are bringing us. Just amazing!! Your precious little girl is getting so big!! How did that happen?!?

George, you made me laugh, haha! It brought a picture of my very patient dad's thick dark hair covered in bows as he pranced in an outfit that only his girls could have chosen for him :) Girls do bring hats, dresses, and bows...and drama, drama, drama ;) I know my husband can't wait, haha!!

Thank you Karen... I think so too!! I seriously feel like one of those crazy expecting moms who thinks that fuzzy black and white u/s photo is the most clear and beautiful thing ever, haha!!

That's right Chris! My husband better watch out!! (insert evil grin here) :)

Laura: I just can't believe it! I feel like just yesterday I was hounding you with a million questions as we began this incredibly journey!! I hope your amazing family is doing great!!

Thank you Katie! Somehow I have resisted shopping so far... I'm not quite sure how, though, haha! I love following your blog, as well! So much fun :)

Layne, I remember thinking more than once about how much we have in common... it's actually quite bizarre, haha! ...and, I really hate surprises! I want to know your exciting news NOW ;) But I'll wait... impatiently!

Katie I. said...

Hey Suzanne, congrats!!!!! Little girls are the BEST for SO MANY reasons!!!! ;) (I can say that b/c I have one and I don't know what it's like to have a boy!) YAY!