Monday, March 26, 2007

Babies and Belly

We had yet another ultrasound last week, however these babies seem determined to keep me in suspense over their gender. The ultrasound tech was able to get some fairly decent views, but because of the babies small size, the results are still inconclusive. After looking at the babies and finding two that definitely appeared to be boys, she did feel that the other babies, whose parts were less obvious, were likely to be girls. So her conclusion (with 70% confidence--the statistician in me had to throw that in) was that there are three girls and two boys! This would be the ideal gender split, in my opinion, so I am hoping she is right! Check out our website if you want to view the ultrasound video (from March 21st) and make your own conclusions.

During this ultrasound, the technician also took several measurements on all the babies and found that they were all measuring 1-4 days larger than average. This is frequently not the case for higher order multiples, so we were very happy to hear that our babies are doing so well!

Below is a recent shot of my belly. I will be 16 weeks tomorrow, but my size is equivalent to about 26 weeks for a singleton pregnancy.

As you can probably guess, the only photographer available to take the picture at the time was my 4-year old daughter, Kaiya. I am pretty sure she felt the need to express her creativity by using a unique camera angle.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We met a while back, you bought my bar stools. Anyway, I wanted to congratulate you on the quints and wish you the best of luck!

Jenny said...

Congratulations!!! You don't know me, but I'm your bishop's daughter. As a mother of twins, I know what joy multiples can bring. I wish you lots of luck with your quintuplets!

pj said...

Rachelle! I think Kaiya is going to be a great professional personal photographer for your family! When I had my pics taken for my makeover on KVUE, they did the same thing w/the camera angle! She is already on her way!

Way to go....3 girls and 2 boys! Do you have your colors selected for the nursery? I have 5 quilts to make and need to get started on them if I expect to make any headway!! Also if you want, I can help you blessing outfits unless you already have takers for thoase too. Let me know.

suzanne said...

awww! what a GREAT gender split! (hope you can find out definitively soon)...i hope i at least have one of each! this will be my ONLY pregnancy for sure! ;) i'm so glad you are doing well! i got that book (when you're expecting...) and i'm horrified at how much we have to eat!

Tobi said...

GOOD JOB KAIYA! You took a great picture of your mom's belly!

MamaGuymon said...

This is so neat that you guys are letting everyone in on the experience! I was moved by your posts concerning the difficult decision you had to make concerning the selective aborting. I cant even imagine how that must have felt for you guys! I excitedly told my mom about you and Jayson the other night and I think she almost dropped the phone when I told her! We are definitely keeping you and your family (ENTIRE FAMILY!) in our prayers. You guys rock! Thanks again for sharing this with all of us! I am dying to hear more!!!!