Thursday, February 21, 2008

IT'S A...

So we had decided not to find out what we are having and made sure not to look too hard at the initial ultrasound. But then my midwife called to say that the umbilical cord only has two vessels instead of three. It's called SUA-single umbilical artery and can be associated with a bunch of things like chromosome disorders, heart & kidney problems, low birth weight and fetal distress at birth. You could also have a completely normal baby, as 1 in 100 live births have this. Luckily, everything else looks good with the baby, but I will need to have a few more ultrasounds just to make sure it is growing at the right rate.

I figured since we were going to be looking at the umbilical cord, we might as well just look a little lower and find out what it is. We went on Monday and found out it is A GIRL!! I would post a picture but it's pretty much a good shot of her bum that she might be embarrassed about later. Before we went I asked Erin if she wanted a boy or a girl. Erin: "A girl." Me: "What if it's a boy? Wont' you like him?" Erin: "No, I want a girl." Me: "Alex is a boy, don't you like him?" Erin: "Well, yeah, I like him. But I will be too sad if it's a boy, and I will be too happy if it's a girl." She is definitely excited, but she still thinks her name should be "Capa-jaya-site". What a funny kid!

Side note: Here's one of Alex with my infamous Elmo slippers on. He's yelling "Elmo!"

5 comments:

Heather said...

oh wow - a girlie! yay! I really hope everything goes okay with your pregnancy and all the stuff with the umbilical cord. You have such a cute family.

Mindy said...

What funny kids! When I was pregnant with Caitlin we asked Dylan what we should name the baby. He said "Basically". He stuck with it too and so until she was born we all called her Basically. Lately Dylan has been trying to get it to catch on again. No dice!

kkerr said...

A Girl! I was wrong.

James and Tricia Thomas said...

I am so excited for you!! Dorothy keeps telling me that we are going to have a girl baby??? So maybe she knows something I don't?? Impossible... maybe she is just set on having a baby sister like Erin!!

Adam and Ariel said...

I'm with Erin. Capa-jaya-site is an awesome name for a little girl. Right up there with Maher-shalal-hash-baz ("destruction is imminent".)