Yesterday felt like Christmas eve for Maria and I!!! We were so excited to see ALAYNA or ALAN on the ultrasound. The last time we were able to see our little miracle was at our 20 week ultrasound which was way back in April!!
I was super excited and I left my office 45 minutes early for the appointment. The doctor office is only a 15 minute drive but I wanted to make sure there was no accident on the highway. I actually arrived before Maria left our house. So as you can tell I was EXCITED. Maria arrived and we waited for over 45 minutes to have our ultrasound. But the time went fast though which was weird.
The first thing Maria asked the ultrasound technician was “Please make sure we are still having a girl!!” She laughed and said “Whatever sex we told you back on your 20 week ultrasound should still be the same!!” It was confirmed she is most definitely a little girl. So she is still Alayna and not Alan. I guess that joke is finally over Maria.
The technician that we had perform the ultrasound was very good. She got many pictures of Alayna. Our little girl was on her best behavior not moving very much at all which was great so they could get all of her measurements. She was measuring right on schedule coming in at a whopping 6 pounds and 2 ounces. Her legs were in the 70th percentile, stomach 30th percentile, and head 60th percentile. The doctor informed us that she will be roughly 7.5 to 8 pounds when she is born and she will be in the 40th percentile overall. He also said everything looks good and healthy and she has a lot of hair!!! So looks like she will be an average sized baby.
During the ultrasound, the technician turned the ultrasound on 3D and it was amazing!!! Alayna looked so precious and cozy in there. She was sleeping peacefully with her hand near her face for comfort. She did give us a smile and she even yawned and swallowed. As far as her facial features it appears that she has Maria’s nose. The rest of Alayna’s face was hard to predict who she looks like. But seeing her like this made us both more excited and we cannot wait to hold her in our arms soon!!
Sleepy Alayna with her hand near her face! So precious!!
Look at my head mom and dad!!