Tuesday, May 3, 2011

21 Weeks and Counting

So we had another prenatal visit today.  This was our last ultrasound and our last chance to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl.  We resisted the temptation to find out at the last minute, although both Dan and I didn't take our eyes of the screen just incase we could catch a glimpse either way.  It was all in vain, no one can read those things.

They took its measurements and made sure all the necessary body parts were there.  We even saw it yawn!  Or scream, either way.  Here you can see the baby's arm curled up by its head.  And the little black dot on its belly is the belly button!  Also my uterus is there somewhere.

We are going with a midwife because 1. it's cheaper.  And 2. they usually aren't as busy as doctors, so they can spend more time with you as a patient.  They also have some good techniques for helping with labor pains.  Although we are not going the strictly natural root.  I'm all for stabbing my spine with needles so I feel nothing below the waist.

So things are looking good.  I'm healthy, the baby is healthy, and the pets still have no idea of what awaits them in  4 months.  Although, to be fair, Dan and I don't really either.


  1. Ultrasounds are the best! So exciting! And I LOVE the little dress you bought, the little girl clothes are so difficult to resist, I bought a few myself with my last and they're in a box at your house now, LOL.

  2. I just saw this tonight. So exciting to see that everything is a ok. Pregnancy is so fun i just loved it. I am def. going to sign up to have this emailed to me when you make a post. I have been missing them.