20 July 2007

Baby in Blue

The doctor is 99% sure that the baby is a boy, so here comes another baby boy. If he is a boy his name will be Nickolaos Sakkas (Νικολαος Σακκας), the first boy and first girl are named after the paternal grandparents. This ultra-sound was done to make sure that the baby does not have Down Syndrome, and at my age of 31 there is a 1/550 chance that the baby can have Down Syndrome, but with the measurement of the fluid in the neck and being able to see the nose bone (Down syndrome babies do not have a nose bone at fetal12 week age). With these measurements we are know in the 1/2996 percentile which means I'm like a 15 year old giving birth, and they say you don't get younger by the year.
Baby looks healthy and we got to hear his heartbeat at 169 bpm and his brain had the butterfly effect. The only issue was that he slept through the whole doctors appointment, we were there for two hours. The doctor kept poking my stomach and even gave me a pill to take to wake him up, but the little guy sleeps like his mom on his stomach and with no interruptions. At one point I think the doctor poked to hard and the little guy turned around and hit back with his hand, this is when we got the clear shot taken above. I started to laugh and the little guy went back to laying on his stomach. The doctor made a joke and said the baby was still on US time, it was between midnight and 2 in the morning in California. Which this made total sense, because instead of getting morning sickness I've been getting evening sickness, now I know why.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Mara!

Joan Kendig

Leslie said...

Another boy, hurray! Congratulations on all of the good news from the doctor's appointment. I hope you start to feel better soon!

Kelly said...

Congrats! How exciting! Capron holidays are going to be "fun" with all of these boys running around!

mara said...

It's a lot of boys, but at least only one of us will have to bring the toys.

Jeanie said...

Mara, Mara, Mara,

Why am I always the last one to know!

Congrats, but you should name little junior whatever you want, not what the Greeks want you to do! You are a liberated American woman.

GeGe said...

We are so excited. I think Owen might be the center of the basketball team from early measurements.

Valerie Morrison said...

Congratulations Mara! Bryan and I send our love and best wishes. This is wonderful! I hope to get to really meet you someday!
Take Care,
Valerie & Bryan

Anonymous said...

Welcome baby boy. Congratulations to you both. I hope you will be reading up on babies and parenting. It's a wonderful but challenging adventure. I'll help.
Love, Ma