Friday, December 9, 2011


Blog world meet baby #3!

Here is baby at my 9 week ultrasound:

Here I am showing off my bump at Thanksgiving:

Today, we had our nuchal translucency screening (testing for Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18 defects) and found out we are having a little girl! and she is healthy and without the defects mentioned above. She has a different facial structure than her brothers and I can only hope that is a good thing:

We are really excited and I am happy I can sigh a breath of relief now that we are through the first trimester. I have morning sickness (threw up this morning, thank-you-very-much-baby), am freezing cold at all times (I think she is hogging all my blood), don't want to eat sweets (but continue to because that is sort of hard wired in me now), love Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and crave salami sandwiches (new on the Philly's, not a new concept with the salami).

Baby is due June 19th. Should make for an exciting summer. We are hoping/planning for another home birth. My preeclampsia issues linger in my memory, but my midwife likes the idea that I won't be preeclamptic this time around. I am going with it!


woz said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing more about your newest addition.

gloria scott said...

Wow Shannon and Andrew a GIRL!

Steph said...

Congrats on the baby girl!! So exciting :)

sls said...

OMG! Exciting news! I'm so happy for you all. And a girl!