Monday, September 5, 2011

Week 19

Today was the big day, we found out what we are having.  IT'S A GIRL!!!  We are both so excited.  Both of our parents were able to come to the doctor's appointment with us.  Josh, my mom, and I thought we were having a girl, while his mom and the dad's thought we were having a boy.  Not all of the parents were able to come into the ultrasound room at the same time, so the moms and Josh came in first then the dads came in.  It was an amazing experience to be able to share with our parents.  The ultrasound tec took lots of pictures and showed us all the different parts of the baby; like the four chambers of the heart, spine, leg bones, arm bones, heartbeat, measured the head, and measured from head to foot.  We then meet with the doctor and he says everything is moving along greatly!

Size: From the ultrasound she is 10 ounces and 5 inches long. She is the size of a mango.
What the baby is up to: She is developing a protective coating over her skin, called vernix caseosa. It's greasy and white and you may see some of it at her birth. Working on her five senses. Nerve cells for her sense of taste, hearing, sight and smell are developing in her brain.