Friday, June 20, 2008

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

Girl!

We had the big ultrasound this afternoon and everything looks good! I thought we would be a little sad not having another boy, but we aren't and are incredibly grateful that she is healthy and that everything looked good! A thought crossed my mind right before the ultrasound thinking what in the world we would do if the baby showed something wrong, but the technician said everything measured great! So it is a big relief and now I can just enjoy the rest of the pregnancy.

It was the best ultrasound we have had, we got to watch it on a big screen and even saw the baby in 3D! We saw her moving around, even yawning and sticking out her tongue and sucking on her thumb! It was all pretty neat. Here is a short video of her put her thumb in her mouth:

video

When we got home we told Macy (and Charlie, but he didn't care) that they were having a sister and Macy jumped up and down with excitement, although she probably would of done that if I told her I had a hamburger in my tummy. Anyways, I am glad she is happy. She also enjoyed the pictures of her new sister.

I have to go back in a month for a repeat ultrasound, the doctor doesn't like that I am still -1 lb my pre-pregnancy weight (trust me, I had PLENTY of extra lbs to spare), so I have to protein load and he wants to make sure the baby is getting bigger. He said I would have to take protein supplements if I don't eat a ton of protein, and I definitely don't want those to pack the pounds on me, so now I have another excuse to eat all the protein I want and not feel bad about it.

We all went to Outback to celebrate the good news (and for me to get protein)! Please continue to keep us in your prayers!

Oh, and all name questions can be directed to Seth , I forfeited my rights when he let me name Charlie. So Seth gets to name her (unless it is something really weird).

7 comments:

anne ledbetter said...

CONGRATULATIONS MCDOWELLS!
you guys, we are so excited that you are having another girl (of course we would have said the same thing if it were a boy) :)i have been so excited all day to find out this news! tell seth we'll be needing to hear his name ideas soon, ha! katie, you are in my thoughts and prayers...love you all - ted and anne

Paul said...

Name Suggestions:

Paula
Paulette

Just kidding.

Congratulations! See you soon.

Suzanne said...

yeah!!!! that's awesome, congratulations!!

lisa bialon said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad to know all is well with your little one too! We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers during the coming months!

Ryan and Katie said...

Congratulations! I'll be interested in seeing what Seth comes up with! :)

Melanie said...

Congrats on the baby girl! I can't wait to hear what the name will be.

The Rieger Family said...

I am so glad it is a healthy little girl. We will be waiting to hear her name!