Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Last Sonogram

So we had our last sonogram this Monday, and we have officially scheduled a date for inducing labor. If Rachel does not go into labor before next Tuesday, Dec. 4th, we will go to the hospital at 6:00 in the morning to induce her. So, between now and Wednesday the 5th, we will be proud new parents. And we'll be getting a lot less sleep.

At this second to last doctor's visit, we had our last sonogram. They did the 3D thing again, and I was disappointed with the results, again. Typically they show you results like this when they talk about the 4D sonogram:
We weren't expecting results like that (because I know that's just the 4D sonogram companies trying to get eager parents to push Doctor's offices to offer 4D sonogram imaging), but I was hoping to see results a little better than we got:

Now, I don't know about you, but I kind of think she looks like a dog. In fact, when I saw the 4D image pop up I said "She looks like a bull dog!" And I think I offended the lady running the machine. But honestly, I can't look at this picture and NOT see a dog. I'll trace it out in case you can't see it. Because once you do see it, I don't think you can look at that picture and not see a dog.

Although the 4D thing wasn't really great, they were able to take some measurements. They think that Norah is about 8 pounds 2 ounces, and they think her Femur measured off the charts. (Which is hilarious because we are both so short.) So it looks like Norah got some of her Grandpa in her... hopefully she'll stay shorter than us through elementary school, but we'll see.

All in all, it was fun to know that Norah will be joining us in a few years. But as things stand right now, we're expecting Norah to look a bit like this in a few years:

Oh, and it's now officially OK to wish people a Merry Christmas!


Char said...

Oh, my gosh! I totally thought that I saw a dog too! It was a boston terrier and not a bulldog though... go figure. I'm excited for you two and think you'll both make excellent parents.

Anonymous said...

Joshua and Rachel,
I am so excited for the both of you and of course, I am hoping for a 12-5-07 birthday. She will share it with the best kid in the world (in my opinion)- Isaac. PS. I saw the dog too


Sara B said...

I indeed did see the dog in the sonogram... You're hilarious, Joshua.
I can't wait to hear the word that Norah has arrived!!

Thanks for your comment on my story. It was kind of hard to write, but I just couldn't live with myself without writing something about Stephanie (I'll use her real name with you) so that other people could hear her story.


Anonymous said...

She's here!!! And what a beauty she is - loved the pics! :)

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