March 5, 2006

18 Weeks and Getting Bigger:

So as you can see from the picture to the left - I am getting fat! Well I suppose fat isn't the right word but I can't think of a better one.

Our latest milestone - I was able to hear the heart beating at my last doctor appointment. It was very cool to hear and according to the Doctor it was 150 beats per minute (which I was told was average). I asked the Doctor if it was faster than normal so I could help make a guess on the sex. The old wives tale states that the faster the heart rate is the more likely the baby is a girl. My male doctor felt that was sexist because it makes boys out to be lazy with remote controls in their hands. Hmmmmmmm.

The guessing game will be officially over on March 14th! That is the day of the ultrasound that will hopefully confirm boy or girl. I guess if he or she has crossed legs then we'll just have to poke my belly until we are able to get the good view! So if you have a guess - make it now!

7 comments:

Erica Stack said...

first I want to say you look wonderful!!!! My guess after seeing the hearbeat was 150 I would say girl. enjoy this special time!!!

Brian said...

Girl all the way.

Perhaps a future girlfriend for Brady?

Anonymous said...

Actually, the wives tale I am familar with states that the faster the heartbeat- the more likely it is that it is a boy. I am a doctor, so I must be right!

Princess Buttercup said...

I'm guessing girl as well--can't wait to find out!

M-Life said...

I'm going to stick with the guess I made on Brian's blog--BABY BOY!!

You look great!

P. Sophie said...

Thanks! The Doc and I have been talking so much about the baby being a girl that we think it's a girl too! It's the majority anyway!

M-Life said...

Yay! I was right! Woohoo!!