We had both families over our house for dinner Wednesday 3.7.12 to reveal what we are having. it's fun getting everyone together - especially when there's a big announcement :) I made spaghetti - something easy that feeds lots. Before everyone came over, I stopped off at William's Bakery to get a cake (to make things fun when we revealed what we were having). The kids all had fun playing before we ate dinner. Here is a picture of Hadleigh and Erik coloring and watching TV.
After dinner, was the reveal :) AND.....
We are thrilled to add another girl to the family! Daniel and I didn't have a feeling one way or the other, but we were still a little surprised when the ultrasound tech told us girl. :)
Her heart rate was 165bpm I believe (I'm having a memory block right now...ahh!). She was measuring above average in all - they said usually at this time babies weigh about 10.5 ounces and she is weighing about 12 ounces. All fingers and toes were there for us to see, so 99% of things checked out like textbook.
We do have to go back in for another ultrasound at 28weeks to check some cysts in her brain. I believe the technical term is Isolated Choroid Plexus Cyst. Hadleigh had the exact same thing which was interesting to us, since it says only 1-3% of pregnancies this happens. Anyway, as long as all the measurements and growth of the baby are normal, they really don't worry about these cysts as they go away by 28 weeks. I'm a little worried, but since Hadleigh showed the same cysts at this time - it's not consuming my thoughts. I'll just overshadow any worry with it's a reason to see our precious babygirl again.
Mama, Dada, and big sister Hadleigh cannot wait to meet you!! <3