Thursday, 12 November 2009

The NT Scan

Well, I'll start with the great news - excellent results! Both nose bone and NT.


A little word to Birdy - as much as I enjoy seeing you, and can't take my eyes off you and would love to be there the whole day, when the dr. tries to turn you around, oh please do turn! Don't think my bladder could have taken much more poking from the dildo cam. lol. But yeah, you're stubborn like you're mother..


And...

Birdy's a girly!!!!!

As he explained to me, that thing sticking out between the feet - at this stage both boys and girls have it, but whereas with boys it is at some kind of angle, with girls it is parallel to the butt, or something like that. He did say it is not 100%, but 80% sounds good enough to me!
Oh, I am so happy to be having a girl. All the way home I had such a smile on my face, which switched to crying out of excitment.
I am having a girl!

21 comments:

Meg. said...

HUGE congrats, Billy!

Wow! I can't believe how big she is already! She's beautiful!

tireegal68 said...

Of course birdy is a girly!!!
How sweet she is! So glad you are happy and smiling:)yippee!!!!

Sarah said...

Yes, she IS beautiful--I am thrilled for you. Gosh, how exciting!!!!!! :)

Calliope said...

congrats on a great scan!

never heard about perpendicular gender bits how interesting!

cmay said...

Congratulations on the girly! But I have also not heard of angled and parallel parts. Lets have another ultrasound after 16 weeks and see if those parts stay a girl.
Either way, it's wonderful.

Jo said...

what a wonderful surprise! How great to know so early! Congrats!

Dora said...

Congratulations on a great scan and a baby GIRL!!! What a cutie she is already.

Miss X said...

Wow, I never thought you could find out the gender so early. Congratulations!! So excited for you having a girl. Seems like everyone I know is having a boy. If she moves to the States, she'll have lots of boys to choose from. ;)

I want a little girl.

So glad the pregnancy is going well.

I was just talking to some girls about gender roles and how if you give kids gender neutral toys, most girls will turn it into something to nurture and most boys will turn it into an action something. Not that I think it's bad to give boys dolls and girls trucks. I just think our gender roles are ingrained in us (even our brains are literally wired differently).

battynurse said...

Congratulations!!!

Jess said...

OMG, Congrats!!! that's really cool your doctor knew about the nub theory! Congratulations on the baby GIRL!!! :)
and so glad everything went great! YAY!!!!

Jess said...

also your u/s pictures is so cute! I love it!!

Billy said...

Thank you all :-)

Searching the internet, seems there is the "angle of the dangle" theory - if the angle is 30%, likely it's a boy, parallel - a girl. One site talked about a 50% accuracy, the dr. and another site mentioned 80%. I do believe the dr. when he says 80%. Anyway, next scan will be at 16 weeks.
And some sites:
http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:I3CEkNEpRi4J:www.ob-ultrasound.net/genderfaq.html+ultrasound+girl&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk

http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:VVhbyb55AawJ:www.themommyplaybook.com/forum/showthread.php%3Ft%3D128337+angle+of+the+dangle&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk

http://baby2see.com/gender/external_genitals.html

Miss X - I am a strong believer in nurture. I believe that boys will be boys and girls girls due to the way they are raised. And yes, I do think there is a different in wiring, but I do believe this difference is caused by us behaving in a different way to boys/girls, i.e that when they are born the brain is the same, but as they get older their brain gets tuned into their "correct" gender role, because that's what society teaches them.
I know it is a big issue - nature versus nurture. Maybe those who believe children are born boys/girls are right, maybe not. As for as I am concerned, since I am a big believer in nurture, I think it would be my responsibility to make sure she (or he) has a chance to develop both kinds of wiring (or maybe a third a-gender type?).

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Congratulations!!!

Wishing 4 One said...

Billy yeah!!!! A little Birdy girl, or 80% wise anyway. She is gorgeous.....

rachelbk said...

I am so happy for you! It's so great to see a healthy, active baby in your future!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful picture of your girly birdy!! Congratulations on this wonderful news. Hope you're feeling well!!!

Yayy!

Miss X said...

Awww, Billy, I hope I didn't offend you with my opinion! =)

Lavender Luz said...

Woohoo! Both on the health and on the pinkness!

So happy for you, Billy.

mekate said...

Happy Baby Girl!!!!
I am so thrilled for you in Every way-- and cannot wait to get to know her better as your pregnancy progresses.
thank you for the great photo!
xo
kate

Quiet Dreams said...

Yay for a great NT scan. I'm sure it seems so much more real, now. :)

QueenYogi said...

Yay! Congrats!