Sunday, October 30, 2011

I know the sex of the baby....

Well MAYBE anyway. :) Rachel here. So... basically... my curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to do some research. We went in Friday for my first trimester screening... they test for Down Syndrome, amongst other things, through blood work and an ultrasound. The technician is taking all these pictures... blah blah blah... I ask him if he can tell the sex this early? He says that this particular machine doesn't give that big of details... blah blah blah... so I gave up on him pretty quickly and took matters into my own hands. I found this site... basically this is what I learned: at this phase in development (12-13 weeks) all genitalia is external. All dem babays look like boys. EXCEPT... their little "dangles" as this site referred to them as... point in different directions... causing a different angle. Like... so...

(NOTE... NEITHER OF THESE PHOTOS ARE OF OUR BABY BOO!)
The "dangle"... the pointy thing all the way to the left that looks like a penis is parallel to the baby's spine... it points straight out. This is apparently a baby girl.In this photo the "dangle" is pointed straight up... apparently creating a 30 or so degree angle... this is a boy.After looking at our photos, our baby DEFINITELY matches one of these models... which one... I will not say until there is some confirmation so as to not look like a total schmuck. :)

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