yes, no, maybe so?

here it is the middle of the week again, i have no idea where all the time goes? sorry for the slow update, but the short of it is that we went and baby looked great and there were no down's markers present (although this isn't a definite indicator of anything), plus we feel pretty certain we saw the female confirming three lines on the baby, although i wouldn't bet the farm on it or anything. the genetic counsellor did offer us the amnio, but the risks just seem far too great considering the odds of there being a problem, so we declined. i always had a good feeling inside and the older i get the more i have learned to pay attention to that, the results just confirmed what inside i think i already knew, the baby, right now, is fine.

i thought these pictures were great. the first one was taken at 8 weeks when we went for an early ultrasound to date the pregnancy.
8 weeks

this next one of the baby kissing the placenta was taken this week.
18 weeks

it is amazing to me that in 10 weeks a fetus can go from looking like a tadpole to a fully formed baby.

in other news cohen has been saying "yes" for awhile and will do it on command, but has not yet learned "no", his nanny sharing cohort dante on the other hand recently learned "no" and has yet to master "yes", so apparently today the two of them spent the day barking "yes!", "no!", "yes!", "no!" back and forth with arms flailing and feet scurrying. i don't know about you but i think that sounds pretty darn cute. makes me wonder why cohen learned yes first though? maybe he won't end up a pessimist after all.


laish said...

hello, little ultrasound beauty! I teared up when I saw the little one on my screen. beautiful, no matter who is in there. and so smart, smooching the placenta like that! thanks for the update. I'd been meaning to write & ask if you'd found anything out.

after seeing the previous post of cohen in his frog costume, it makes sense that he would be saying "yes!" to the world!

m said...

I agree with Laisha--Cohen is definitely someone who will be saying yes to the opportunities the world offers.

I keep wondering if we'll be having the same gendereed Number Two as you. I hope so, whether there are three lines or two!

Kleja said...

Yes or no - it's Yoda's philosophy

Jennica said...

Wow-- that's such great news... hello, little three-liner!

Also, can I just say "his nanny sharing cohort dante" is one of the strangest, coolest phrases I've seen in a while? :)

auntie Paula said...

Have been meaning to congratulate you all on your baby news. Wonderful to say the least and so great to see the pics of the little one growing so...

Love the yes, no, maybe so story... out of the mouths of babes..and more fun to come..

clairemiddleton said...

Awww, Tara! This little bean is absolutely beautiful...But you already knew that!

I'm so impatient, and can't wait to see pics of this baby and Cohen together...But I'll sit bake and let you bake bubs for a little while longer!