Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's a Girl!

Thursday we discovered that our new little addition will be a baby girl! We are so excited to be able to talk to her and be able to have a tiny glimpse at what she looks like. I had no idea how amazing it was going to be to see her for the first time. She moved around quite a bit; kicking, sucking her thumb and even sucking on her big toe! It is amazing the amount of information they can tell this early at only 20 weeks! We saw her kidneys, bladder, brain, no visible cleft in the lip (always important for the SLP momma) and no visible spine defects. We really wanted a good shot at the spine since we refused the "Triple Screen" test that checks for chromosomal abnormalities as well as spina bifida. At first she was turned to where we couldn't see the spine very well, but after I asked the technician if we could get a better look, she flipped right over to show us her perfect little spinal column! She is measuring at about 3/4 of a pound and they said she has very long arms. My camera is extremely low on batteries, but I attempted to take pictures of the ultrasound pictures until we can get better copies scanned.
The first picture is of her sucking on her toe :), the second is her feet, the third is her profile again but sucking her thumb.


  1. Yea for the blog!! Can't wait to meet her! :)

  2. Congrats you TWO or should I say THREE!
    Uncle Mic & Aunt Beth