Friday, March 25, 2011

"Angle of the Dangle"

At our 12 week ultrasound/First Trimester Screen I asked the technician if she ever predicts gender that early. She said no, "because the penis and clitoris are the same size at that stage." So I left it at that. Being the crazy person that I am, a couple of days later I noticed that in one of the ultrasound photos she gave us, the baby's genital tuber is visible. For fun I started looking around the internet for ways to predict the gender based on that. I came across the "Angle of the Dangle" theory. You can read about it HERE. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

After you read about the theory and see confirmed images of boy and girl "nub shots" you can take a look at our ultrasound photo below, and take a guess for yourself if you think this baby is a boy or a girl based on his or her "Angle of the Dangle" !!

I would love to hear what you think, so leave a comment!

(click ultrasound photo to view larger)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Belly Beats

When I was pregnant with Emerick we rented a doppler so that we could listen to his heartbeat at home. This was very reassuring for me before I could feel his movements, to know that he was okay in there. So this time we did the same thing. For the past 4 weeks or so we have had the doppler at home, and every evening I lay in bed for a minute or so and listen to the baby's heartbeat. Emerick has seen me do this once or twice, and tonight he found the doppler in my night stand drawer and came out into the living room with his shirt lifted, doppler on his belly.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Baby Details

We found out on January 19th, 2011 that baby #2 is on his or her way. The due date is September 28th, 2011 which is just 4 days before Emerick's 3rd birthday! This pregnancy has already been a lot different than with Emerick. I was sick! The last couple of weeks I seem to be getting better as far as the morning sickness (all day sickness really) goes. I am already showing, but it is more of a beer belly than a baby belly ;-) Emerick says he doesn't want Mama to have a baby, but if you ask him "is the baby a boy or a girl?" he says "GIRL!" or if you ask the other way around "is the baby a girl or a boy?" he says "BOY!" haha! The baby's heartrate ranges from the 160's - 170's, so if you predict the gender based on that old wives tale, this baby should be a girl. Emerick's heartrate was always in the 140's, and the tale was true for him being a boy. We will definitely find out the sex in a few weeks, but we will keep the baby's name to ourselves until he or she is born :-)

First ultrasound - 7 weeks & 5 days (baby measured 7 weeks & 3 days)
We gave the baby the nickname "Gummy Bear" after this ultrasound

Second ultrasound, baby's profile - 11 weeks & 5 days (baby measured 12 weeks & 3 days)

Big Brother

"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero." ~ Marc Brown