… it’s a boy! 🙂


Everything that’s supposed to be there is there — and working properly — and his size is consistent with the due date projected by our last two ultrasounds.  We may have to go back for one or more follow-up scans to track his growth, as the umbilical cord is inserted towards the side of the placenta (as opposed to the thicker middle section), meaning there is a chance that he will not grow as quickly or as large, but so far everything is right on track and the ultrasound tech did not seem concerned.


We were only allowed to have two print-outs (four images) of the dozens that were taken, and we didn’t get to choose them, so unfortunately this is the best I can do for photos.  We will have many more to share when we go for the 3D ultrasound in about seven weeks.






Head and shoulders



Scary face 🙂



Spine, bum and right leg



And me... 21 Weeks

5 responses to “21 WEEKS, AND THE ULTRASOUND SAYS…

  1. Hi – just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your entries. I’m 20 1/2 weeks along with my first little boy too. Still Crossfitting three times a week and doing my best to stay paleo, although I’m having some major food aversions. It’s nice that although we’re in totally different places (I’m in Miami FL!) we still have a lot in common. 🙂

    • It’s nice to know that I’m not the only “crazy” one out there 😉

      I had a few food aversions early on (primarily to broccoli and other cooked green vegetables, but occasionally to meat as well), though they seem to have mostly disappeared now. I figured that regardless of whether or not I was able to maintain strict paleo, I was still probably eating better than most people do, so I just did the best I could to eat as healthfully as I could. I also tried to keep the non-paleo foods to ones that I thought were the lesser of evils; for example, I started eating bananas and yoghurt because I found they didn’t turn my stomach and were easy to digest — but that’s infinitely better than a tub of ice cream!

      From what I’ve read, pregnant women need more carbs and fats, and some higher-glycemic carbs anyway, so I don’t think it’s too big a deal to deviate a little bit 🙂

      • That’s so funny! Those are my aversions exactly! I’m back on the meat wagon, but some greens still turn my stomach (particularly collard greens, which used to be a favorite). I’ve upped the dairy as well, drinking 2% or whole milk to get the fat, and cheese.

        I think you’re right. On some of the message boards for pregnant ladies they dine on hot dogs and french fries on a daily basis. So we shouldn’t beat ourselves up too much! 😉

  2. thank you for sharing, specially about the “scary” face…I was truly scared with my baby boy’s orbits!!!

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