Sunday, January 30, 2011

It'a A Boy!!

It’s a boy!  Blair & I were a bit anxious to wait until my 20 week ultrasound appointment to find out what our little peanut was, so we scheduled a 2D & 3D/4D ultrasound a little early to take a sneak peak at our little one.  With 100% confidence we were told we are expecting a little baby boy (they showed us from a few angles) and from the pictures it looked like a boy to me, so I am going to believe our super nice ultrasound technician and start thinking blue.  You can see a few pictures below & judge for yourself!  We were also lucky to be able to share the experience with our parents.  My parents were able to visit us from Phoenix for the appointment and we had Blair’s parents on speakerphone from Florida – a true family affair!  It really is so cool, for lack of a better word, how much they can show you on the ultrasounds and the 3D/ 4D images were amazing….I am just hoping he grows out of his alien phase!  Hope you enjoy the pictures below!

Look's like a boy to me...I think

Just in case we thought she might be wrong...

Love this image with his little hand in his cute!

Little hands & feet - so perfect!

The images below are the 3D/4D images.  Just so amazing to think a little person is growing inside - although by these photos, he looks a little alien - lol!  I know he will grow out of it :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

13+ Weeks, End of First Trimester

On Monday, I hit the 13 week mark and the end of my first trimester.  I have been very lucky to have a pretty symptomless first trimester & hoping my mother’s good pregnancy genes continue to help for the next 26 weeks!  On Friday we had our 2nd ultrasound to check on our little peanuts development.  I was very anxious about this appointment, as we had not seen our little one since the end of November & was still too early to hear the heartbeat with the Doppler device our OBGYN uses to hear the heartbeat at our monthly visit in December.  All of my fears were put to ease as soon as we saw our little peanut on the screen.  The little one has grown to 7.95 centimeters (about 2 ½ inches or the size of a lemon if you are comparing to food) and is doing great.  We tried to have the nurse & the doctor guess if our little one was a boy or a girl, but no luck, the baby just did not want to cooperate and give us a good view – hopefully we will have that answer at the end of the month…we are so excited to find out!   We also got some additional great news…Blair is not a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis.  Why is that such good news you ask??  Well, at our last monthly appointment I found out I was a carrier for one of the most common gene mutations that causes Cystic Fibrosis…which is not a problem on its own, but can become a problem if both parents are carriers.  I was so relieved to find out that Blair was not a carrier and joke that he passed his test with flying colors – I might even hang the results on the refrigerator!   Overall our appointment on Friday was fantastic & being pregnant is starting to feel more real.  Below are the ultrasound pictures from Friday – really crazy to see how much our little one has grown in 5 short weeks!
Full lengh's back/side is to us

Up close & personal :)
Close up picture of our little peanut's legs...can you see all those growing bones!

A little nervous I might be giving birth to an alien!