Thursday, February 19, 2009

Making it Even

As we walked into the Perinatology Department to get our ultrasound today. We caused quite a stir. The nurses didn't know what to do with me, my husband and our three small children. At first they told us the kids would have to sit out side. Then another nurse saw the sad look on the kids face and said "lets see what the tech says". So we all walked back to the room where they were taking us and there was no problems having the whole family there to see the baby. This is something the kids have been so excited for. Sophie has been counting down the days until she would get to know whether the baby was a boy or a girl. They boys haven't shown quite as much excitement but were quick to get their shoes on when I told them it was time to go this afternoon. You would have thought I said we were headed to the park.

The first thing we saw when the tech started was the baby's bottom and it was pretty obvious it wasn't a boy. Sophie gave a little "hurray" and the boys gave a little sideways smile. (Ian really wanted another brother. Henry said "brother" too, but I don't think he was quite as firm in his choice.) I already felt like this one was a girl so was not surprised. So after that announcement the tech took us on a tour of our baby from the top of her head, through the four chambers of her heart, all through the organs of her stomach and down her legs all the way to the toes. It really is amazing what they are able to see. We made sure they got some really good looks at the face. After Sophie's cleft came as a such a surprise we want to know before hand if it is going to repeat. But there did appear to be two complete lips, which is good. It still doesn't out rule the possibility of a cleft pallet, but it is a very good sign!

We came home with a bunch of pictures like these.

What a relief to see such intricate details of this baby that is still too small for me to really feel move around. I just loved seeing the little legs kicking and that heart beating.

Well.... now... I get to pass on my large amount of boy clothes (anybody in need of some?) and air out some of the baby clothes Sophie wore almost 8 years ago. I can't believe I have kept them this long. I hope they aren't totally out of style.


Michelle said...

Congratulations! How perfect... 2 girls and 2 boys. I save almost all of my kids clothes too. When Collin was born went through the boy clothes and I did get rid of some of the clothes Matthew wore. I would take it out and think, "why did I save this?" And it's amazing how cheap clothes are at WalMart.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

HURRAY!!!!! How exciting that the children were able to see.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Did I miss a post saying you were pregnant before this? CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How exciting, and lucky for Sophie to finally get a sister. =)

Karen said...

Promise me you won't take MY girl's name!

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Michal said...

how fun! i'm so happy for you. at our last ultrasound, the baby wouldn't cooperate, but we get another this week and it will. it must. :)

i'm so glad for sophie that she is getting a sister. even if they are years apart, they will still be close when they are older. every girl needs a sister.