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Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

And...It's A....

Hello folks! How are you doing tonight? you know what today was? We brought all the kids with us to the ultrasound this afternoon to see how the baby is doing and see if we could tell if it's a boy or a girl. This is a picture of our five kids waiting in the lobby before going into to get looked at.
Everyone except Darling Rose is stepping on the ledge. At 5' 10", she would throw off this nice little curve that we have going on.
Here we are in the ultrasound room.

Here is the baby...
Oh, is it a boy or a girl?
Well, take a look!
What do you think?

This photo is compliments of Darling Rose.
She made sure to take several for your viewing pleasure.
This is a view looking inbetween the legs.
And that little bump?
Yes, it's a boy!!!

Guess who happened to be wearing the perfect shirt?
5-year-old Iris Anna.
Everything about baby is looking good, however, there was one little surprise.
The baby is measuring at 16 weeks along instead of almost 18 weeks along.
In fact, they could not get a good reading on his heart so I will be back in a few weeks to have that looked at.
However, all of his other organs, including the head and the brain look normal.
To be honest, I was concerned, but the midwife was not.
Before an ultrasound is taken, due dates are set according to the first day of you last menstrual cycle with conception estimated to occur 14 days after the first day of your last period.
However, ovulation doesn't always occur at exactly 14 days could occur at 19, 21, 28 days after the first day of your last period, which happened with our now two-year-old son.
Hence, the reason that due dates can be off, which appears to be the case here.

But, I have a feeling that until that baby comes out happy and smiling, I will not be completely worry free. Though, I think worry-ing is actually very normal.
This would put my due date at November 2, instead of October 21.
Well, here's a few pictures of what I ate today...

steel cut oats


some coffee

lunch was refreshing!

This was a Russell Stover peanut caramel cluster.

It was actually pretty good.

I put together some potatoes for tonight.

This is what it looked like cooked up.

I also whipped up some fruit salad.
It was wonderful!

My husband cooked up some chicken quarters too.
It was a wonderful meal that was shared with my parents who stopped over to celebrate the good news of our upcoming baby boy.
We already have a name picked out for our baby boy, but we don't have a boy blog name picked out.
Does anyone have any ideas?
All of our kid's blog names are named after flowers.
I'm not even sure I could give this child a blog flower name until I saw him...
So, until then...I'm not sure what to call him besides..."our son". Ha, ha!
I'll have to think about this.
But for now, all is good.
I didn't get in a work-out today with all the hubbub of this afternoon and this evening, but I plan to hit the gym the rest of this week.
I'm sorry I'm behind on reading up on everyone. Yes, Dawn, I miss you too.
I'm really trying to get my act together. Ha, Ha!
In the meantime, it's practically Wednesday! Everyone have a good one!
Sunshine Mama


  1. Darling pictures! Congrats for a boy!!!

  2. Congrats! I'm sure that all is well, but I know you won't stop worrying until you see your healthy baby boy in person. :)

  3. A boy!!! Gasp! I was sure it was a girl. I can't wait to see those pictures of his little toes = ) Congratulations to you and your family. What a beautiful day. Love the pictures. You must be so excited. I understand you are a little nervous about the heart, but keep nurturing that little peanut and find out in a few weeks exactly what he is up to. In no time, HE will be here!!! Congrats again.

  4. CONGRATS!!!!

    Huckleberry? Sage?

    Have fun coming up with a blog name!

  5. congrats! a baby boy :) very exciting. hmm harder to name a boy-flower than a girl. yeah i can't think of one :) sorry!

  6. A boy!!!!! How exciting. I think you should call him Dawnovan! :) I'll be praying for his growth and your peace. I am praying that the measuring was all a bit of a mistake and baby will measure on target next visit. Maybe he's so tiny because Mama is a diet/exercise guru!!!! :)

  7. I LOVE that photo of you guys looking out the window...such a great should definitely have that printed and framed, 8x10 at least.

    What a happy day for your ultrasound result as well.

    Jack in the Pulpit is the only flower my wife and I can recall that has a man's name...perhaps your new bundle will join the clergy!

  8. A boy!!! How exciting!! I am so happy for you guys! This is going to be so much fun!

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