Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Baby #3 Update

I still cannot believe that I will soon be the mother of three children. The time seems to be slowly ticking by for this third pregnancy. Besides the loss of energy and being more tired, I really don't feel pregnant. LOL! The baby belly is surely showing though and as soon as I can muster some courage, I may post some photos.

As for all of the numbers and such, everything looks good. We had two appointments in February. The first was with our genetic counselor. Each pregnancy, The Handsome Husband and I have chosen to go through genetic counseling and non-invasive testing. Sequential Screening becomes more and more advanced each year.

With out backgrounds, history, super-technical ultrasound and blood work, my risk stands at about 1 in 10,000 right now. I will have the second round of testing next week that will finalize my numbers. Seuential Screening identifies markers for Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18 and Spina Bifida.

The above ultrasound photo was taken Feb 9th. It's a cell pic, but I will be uploading several more of the actual prints this week to Flickr. Gummy Bear is shown here lounging on it's back.

Gummy Bear took a moment to warm up to the tech and then GB was off and moving, waving, sucking hands and rolling around. Very active little baby! I can't wait to start feeling those movements. =)

The second appointment we had in February was a general monthly appointment. Everything looked and sounded great. Gummy Bear's heart rate came through loud and clear at 171bpm on the 9th and 160bpm on the 10th.

So, Baby #3 is doing great and having a grand ole' time in the oven. We have another appointment coming up in couple of weeks. This appointment we are going to try and determine the gender. The last sono we had done on the 9th, Gummy Bear would not cooperate. GB kept it's legs closed, very tightly. hahaha!

To make things more interesting, I'm going to have a contest! Here's how to play:

1. Leave me a comment with what GENDER you think Baby#3 will be. (Girl or Boy)

2. If you are a Facebook Friend, you can have another entry. You can guess the same or pick the other. Leave another comment here letting me know you are a FB friend and your guess.

On March 20th, I will gather up all of the correct answers and draw a name. Winner will receive a $20.00 giftcard to Starbucks!

You want my thoughts? I think Baby#3 will make Baby Girl #3. =)

23 comments:

lisaschaos said...

Girl #3 is my guess :)

{Kimber} said...

I think Gummy Bear will be Princess #3
:)

{Kimber} said...

I'm your FB Friend and I'm still guessin'
Princess #3 :)

The Bryant Family said...

Not me. Boy all the way and Fisher for the name. :)

Kaci said...

I'm going to say BOY! =) XOXO

Mommy to a lil lady[bug] said...

Im gonna bguess another girl :)

I photo tagged you
http://m0mmy-x3.blogspot.com/2010/03/photo-tag.html

Mommy to a lil lady[bug] said...

im a facebook friend im gonan guess girl again :)

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

boy boy boy! It's a boy and I love the name Carson or Kason

Tammy Cloud said...

I am thinking it will be a baby boy. I too have 2 girls and my third was our son. For the name I think you should call him Max.

4 Lettre Words said...

So glad that things are going well.

I say GB is another girlie-girl!

mommaruth said...

I'm thinking Gummi Bear is baby boy!

Nichol said...

I'm saying boy you already have 2 beautiful girls you need a prince!

Barbara said...

I think boy. Just because that's fair. Right? Two girls, one boy? But on the other hand, three girls would be lovely, too! Healthy. That's the ticket.

Cecily R said...

I'm TOTALLY going with a boy...although I've been wrong everytime with my own kids, so you're probably having a girl. :)

Emily said...

My guess is boy...but I'm totally not a good guesser!

Daddy said...

it's a boy and his name will be either Slayer Awesome or Bruce Campbell Rules...sorry, it's already been decided!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm glad everything is going well!
I'm going to go with boy!

Missy said...

I am going to guess boy. How exciting!

Terry said...

Wow, Greg's names are even worse than Steve's! Linda likes Captain Pickle or Apple Superhero for baby names. Ha! I'm a facebook friend too and I'm going with Captain Pickle (boy).

Stephen said...

I think the gummi bear will be a Boy. If so, the name Ash Stephen Han Jack is pretty awsome!

Karin said...

I think it's a bouncing baby boy!

Michelle said...

ah look at your little one in there!!

I'm guessing boy!

Kris said...

I'm going with girl #3 as that is what I have! 3 girls.