Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Today was our 13-week exam with the sonographer at our OBGYN's office. She did some initial testing for Down's Syndrome, which looked completely normal, thank heavens. R also had to have some bloodwork done, which will further test for DS, as well as some chromosomal disorders.

Button's heartbeat sounded really strong at 155 beats and s/he waved at us through the monitor. We inquired about finding out the sex of the baby. Linda, the sonographer, said it was rare to see anything at 13 weeks and even if she did, she wouldn't call it because she wouldn't want to risk being wrong. For now, I'll go on record to say that I think Button is a girl.

This first image is a profile (3/4 view) of Button. I've labeled it, so hopefully it's clear about what's what.


shelleywebb said...

Congratulations on getting through the first trimester! That is an amazing feat for any woman. Enjoy the middle part where you're round and cute and still fairly normal...before you get to the beachball, hugely uncomfortable, can't sleep or walk around much (my third trimester in a nutshell). Smooches! - Shell

Holly said...

Congrats on the first trimester success!
It's so incredible to see the pictures, isn't it?
Great news all around!

Merr said...

Wow, it took me a minute to figure out the whole eye, nose, mouth thing, but I can see clearly now! Looks like a perfect little baby in there.

Kim said...

CONGRATS! What a beautiful baby! ;o)

Amanda said...

Way cool! Look at that tiny little face!!