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Monday, July 6, 2009


I have had some questions about my appointment with the perinatologist. I guess in all of the craziness with Gage's surgery I just kind of forgot to post about it. It went very well. We saw a full intact spine and my tests for Down's came back good as well. It was neat to watch the little one wiggle and move on the screen with the higher-powered ultrasound. We very clearly saw his or her little mouth move and hand up by the face. To get one of the measurements, baby had to be on his/her back and of course was on the tummy. The doc kept poking and jiggling with the u/s wand to try to get him/her to turn over, but it didn't work. I had to walk the hall in the office 3 times before we could get it done. Tony was a nervous wreck, but I just thought it was funny. We had already seen the spine and knew that was good and I wasn't that worried about Down's. We obviously still don't know if this bean is a boy or a girl. It was too early, even for the Level II ultrasound. We'll just have to wait for 20 weeks like everyone else, I guess. Everybody seems to be feeling "girl" this time. For the poor child's sake, I kind of hope so. If it's a boy his name will be Baby Boy Fincher. Why are boy names so hard???


Ashley said...

So happy to hear that the baby is doing good!!! How many weeks are you?

Joye said...

Congrats! Great news! Hey let's see a prego pic!

Emmilu said...

Great news!! Keep us posted!

Bessie said...

Jay said he had fun with Gage (and the rest of the fam) at the lake. Love to all four of you!

Bessie said...

Jay said he had fun at the lake with Gage (and the rest of the fam). Love to all four of you!