Sunday, September 30, 2007

MISS "Little Spike" Walker

It took two ultrasounds to find out...but we now know that we're having a girl! Our first ultrasound was with the doctor and there we found out that our baby has two arms, two legs, a brain, four chambers in her heart, a nose, eyes, a stomach, kidneys, and feet.


These are all wonderful things to know and we were so happy to find out that everything was looking normal. But as far as the gender was concerned, we were told that the baby was probably a girl...maybe. Our baby was quite active and not a big fan of being nudged with the ultrasound wand. At one point we saw her punch me and the radiologist when she was trying to get a good shot of her nose. However, once it was time to take a look at her legs and backside, she clamped down and decided that she wasn't moving ANY MORE. Apparently she has an attitude that she must get from Nate because I certainly don't have such a defiant demeanor.

For example, here she is trying to block a good shot of her nose.

I tried to tell myself that maybe we just weren't meant to know the gender...or that we were most likely having a girl...but maybe a boy. Well, that lasted all of 12 hours, and by the next morning (clearly I agonized over this decision) I had made an appointment for another ultrasound. I thought about the 3D/4D ultrasounds, but they kind of creep Nate out and all I really wanted to know was the sex so I figured we didn't need all those other dimensions.

Not letting her guard down, shortly after punching me.

I felt a little weird when we first got to the ultrasound place. I mean, it's not in any way a doctors nurses, no doctors. I could hear some piano arrangement of "Rock-a-By-Baby" in the background while the receptionist offered to upgrade our VHS of the session to a DVD. I kept thinking "oh geez, we're just here on business, we don't even want a video and kill the cheesy music please." Well, I clearly wasn't giving this experience a fair shot.

I love looking at the spine...that is so cool!

The room we were in had a nice black leather couch and enough seating for eight people! The bed I was on was about the size of the room we were in for our hospital ultrasound and the entire thing was projected on the wall for us to see. It was an awesome experience and I would recommend the place to anyone. The other thing that was great was that finding out the sex was priority #1. She was still pretty stubborn but I promised her that I wouldn't post any of her "personal" pictures on this blog so I guess she caved. So there you have it...the first bribe of my parenting career.


Emmylou said...

YAY!!! I was hoping and praying that you would have a girl. After trying to shop for a bunch of boys, I only want to shop for baby girls from now on...of course until I have my own baby boy. Congratulations!!!! I've been waiting for this blog entry for like ever!!

Nate & Carlee said...

Horray! I will tell Reid that he is officially locked into an arranged marriage. Be sure to ask the little little how she feels about having the crazies as in-laws. Just kidding =)We are so happy for you guys! Oh, and little girl outfits are always SO much cuter than little boy outfits, so you're in luck there.

noisy penguin said...

my niece is an adorable little blob. =)