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So I have my big ultrasound this Friday! I'm still not sure if I want to find out the gender. I'm leaning toward not finding out. But, Daryl wants to know so I think I may get them to tell him and not me. That way if I change my mind later he can tell me. Or maybe he'll let it slip.
Joey has been TOTALLY into babies and birth. We have the book "A Child is Born" which has tons of pics of babies in utero and some very graphic childbirth pics too. She loves the book! Wants to look at it all the time!
So I'm wondering if maybe I should take her to the u/s? I do have baby-sitting lined up so that I don't have to. Daryl will be there to help out. Do you think I should take her? I think she might enjoy seeing the baby on the screen, and it may help her understand - or it may not. Is she totally too young to get the connection between what's on the screen and what's in my belly? Am I just asking for trouble by taking her? Thoughts or opinions? WWYD?
No way, Jose! But, thats just me. As much as she is into babies and understands what baby does, I would not chance the fact that other things could distract her from it. I think there is a strong possibility she could get the connection. All the fun tools in office. Also, why take a child to a doc's office if you can help it... avoid the germs if you can. I have learned the HARD way to take the babysitting while you can and enjoy gazing at your little baby with no distractions. I am sure you won't regret that.
P.S. Whats a few more months not knowing the gender ... you ARE the one carrying the baby . I am so mean, even if Kyle wanted to find out.. I wouldn't.
I took Carter to almost every appointment when I was pregnant with Lena (of course I didn't have a sitter), but not the U/S mainly because I didn't think Courtney wanted to entertain him during it, but if you think Joey will like it and won't get into too much (unlike my daughter who definitely would!) then I say go for it! I know that Carter loved seeing Lena on the screen when I had my 3D U/S and he was younger than our kiddos are now.
Brooke, mommy to Carter Eli (4) and Lena Jean (2.5)
Do you think she would sit still? If she would, I don't see what it would hurt. I've taken mine to my US before. They were a bit older and loved seeing the baby and remember going to the appointment. They were 3.5 and 4.5 when they first went and saw Aidan on US. I love having everyone there for my US's. It makes it even more special for me.
Proud Mommy of Eric(11), Caitlyn(9), Aidan(6), Mason(3) and Eliana(2/21/2012)
All the kids came to our sonograms and the sonographer has a room full of toys just for that purpose. They usually watched the screen for a few minutes and then played. Aubrey made sure they didn't bother me and he was afraid to look at the screen much because he did NOT want to find out the sex by accident so he didn't mind having the distraction. Even my older kids didn't really "get" what they were looking at though and didn't stay interested very long.
Alison - Mom to: Augustus (1) Maximus (2) Eleanor (4) Reid (5) Evelyn (7) Lucas (11) Christopher (13)
I have had both boys with me for my first two ultrasounds (girls were at school) because I didn't have any other choice. I wanted Jason with me and had nobody to keep the boys. Isaiah deffinetly understood the connection and Jackson knew A "beebee" was on the screen and he knows one is in my tummy but I dont think he knew it was the same baby. Also having them in the room with me was more of a distraction.
When I went to my u/s at 30 weeks Jason couldn't go because he had a class graduating that day so I asked my neighbor to go with me to keep the boys in the waiting room so I could actually pay attention to the u/s.
I was sad that dh couldn't be there, but it worked out really well to actually go and be able to focus 100% on Lily.