February 27, 2010 at 11:22 pm (status report)

“Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.”

– Rita Rudner
At my last visit to the midwife’s office, I convinced her that I really, really, really NEEDED an ultrasound to check the growth and position of Robaby – “growth and position” obviously being code words for gender. She teased me for a while about it (“Cantcha just wait 7 more weeks?!!”) But in the end I left her office with a new ‘script for a sonogram.
See the little white arrow to the left of the word 'girl?'
Ro, as usual, was not being very cooperative. She is in fetal position, with her head down and facing my spine. According to the technician, her face is ‘smooshed up against the placenta with no fluid around it,’ so a clear shot was difficult – she tried for a very long time to get the one we have.
As for the gender. . .ย  it was kind of weird! The tech kept saying things like;
“It’s really hard to tell from the position the baby is in. . .”
and then say:
“There’s the labia!”
but then follow it up with:
“I can’t be sure, but if I had to guess, I’d say its a girl.”
I can not for the life of me figure out what on earth is going on in that picture, and believe me I’ve tried. Apparently bottom up, legs and head down is an awkward position for the viewing of the girly-bits. But the technician was confident enough to put things like ‘fem’ and ‘girl’ on that image, so I’ll take it! A sister it is!
T is still insisting that she’s having a brudder, but she’ll get over it, I’m sure. . .
And as far as the tech would/could tell us, everything looks good! Baby is measuring a week ahead (they’ve been saying this for over a month now), and they’re putting the weight at around 5 pounds. The average weight for a baby at 33 weeks is 4.5 pounds, so we’re looking great (keep in mind that estimating a baby’s weight by ultrasound is NOT a very reliable science, and is often very inaccurate)!
I’ve been busy getting ready for her arrival! The cradle is set up, as is the changing table, which is full of freshly washed itty bitty outfits. All the diapers are washed and ready-to-go, too! My darling husband refused to take the car seat out to the car (HE says its way to early – harumph!), but it IS out of hiding, and readily accessible for when we need it!
33 weeks and counting. . .


  1. Kendall said,

    So Cute!! I really do hope that she comes out as a girl, though if Ro becomes a boy, that’s okay too. *giggle* I still don’t see “girly” parts, but I don’t see any “boy” parts either, so I’m sticking with girl for time the being. Either way, we’ll find out in about 7 weeks!!

    • Me said,

      Its a GIRL!!! End of story! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I don’t see any parts, either! Though God knows I’ve tried!
      I’ll just have to take the U/S tech’s word for it on this one. . .

  2. Mike said,

    No offense, but that face shot is the thing of nightmares.

    • Me said,

      I knooooooow! Looks like a giant-headed man-beast! Lets all hope that she doesn’t look like that when she gets here. . .
      SO very nice of you to come up from lurking in the shadows of my blog to insult my unborn baby. Punk! I hope you get nightmares! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Sarah Benedict said,

    I’m not sure if I’m imagining it but that first picture made sense to me and I would definitely say girl. Sisters are lots of fun! I’m so excited for you guys and can’t wait to hear the big news. Just out of curiosity, did you join another birth club for this one?

    • Me said,

      I’m so glad you can see what you’re supposed to! I totally can’t. . . but I’m takin’ everyone’s word for it. I’m excited about sisters, too!!!

      I did, kindof. . . But I really am just a lurker on those. No board can ever be as cool as our board was back in the day. I miss it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. ChristinesLillSprouts said,

    Well, congrats on finding out this baby “may” be a girl! I’m still sticking with girl cuz a boy would LOVE to show off his stuff, lol. Poor T, wanting a brudder so bad…she’ll get over it, and love her sister to death. And it’s great for you guys cuz you have all the girly clothes and toys already. Getting ready for a new baby is so exciting. It was always my favorite part! I, too couldn’t wait to put that car seat in the car…with Julia it was simply because I was tired of seeing that blue/green BOY seat…and replaced it with a beautiful light green one with tiny pink rose petals, and I was SO excited about it, LOL. Have fun counting down the weeks!

  5. wecki77 said,

    Well I’m glad it’s a girl. Our second little girls can grow and play together just like the first ones. I guess time will only tell for sure though.

  6. Ki said,

    It’s all nieces for us.

  7. Sharon said,

    YAY girls!!!! It’s about time we know what Ro will be!!! YAY!!!

  8. Kathleen Scott said,

    Congratulations! Sisters are the best people in the world. When is the due date?

    • Me said,

      April 15th! 44 days away. . . Eeeeep!

  9. Kelli said,

    I am sooooooooo excited for you. Praying that the rest of your pregnancy is healthy! It’s hard to believe that the baby will be here soon! I love looking at ultrasound pics. Take care and thanks for sharing your wonderful news!!

  10. Amber said,

    Aww, nice!!

  11. Tori said,

    YAY!!!! I’m excited it’s a girl. But I would have been excited if it was a boy too! lol Too bad she won’t be wearing pink…. : / j.k. I’m sure I can find some really cute outfits with just the tinyest bit of pink that even you will LOVE!!!!

  12. lenore said,

    does this mean you decided on a name?

    • Me said,

      Yup! We actually have had a name picked out for months – but. . . its a secret, just like T’s! I’ll send ya an E-mail ๐Ÿ˜‰

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