Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's a ...

"She knows the gender already?" you're thinking. I'm 14 weeks along and usually the ultrasound picture isn't clear enough to tell gender until 20 weeks. There is a new genetic test that samples your blood. I guess that if you're having a boy, some of his DNA gets mixed up with your blood and the presence of a Y chromosome is apparent. No Y, then it's a girl. The test is 99% accurate, much more so than that of an ultrasound. The test was available to me (and free) so I decided to do it. And, drumroll please, there is in fact a Y chromosome presence in my blood, and the only way it could have gotten there is if there is a little boy in me.

8 comments:

Me said...

Hooray! Bring on the Y, baby! We hope to share some of our fun boy toys with you - we are SO excited for your family. Congrats!!

merathon said...

wow-- i've never heard of that test! i have ZERO experience with raising boys (and probably never will) but i'm so excited for you!

Nicc said...

CONGRATS!!!! We are so excited for you! It's awesome to know so far in advance what you are having. Let the shopping begin!

MariLouise said...

Wahooooo! A little friend for Jonners. That's wonderful! (Hey--it's state fair time again...would a few battered and fried marshmallows help your morning sickness?)

Valina said...

That is so fun to be able to know so early! I bet Dave is excited! I hope you haven't been too sick!

Deb said...

Sweet! Maybe someone in our family is good for some boys after all :) Congratulations....that is SO exciting! Hope you're pregnancy is going well.

GARNERDAZE said...

Congrats! I didn't even know that you were expecting! Boys are so much fun! Your little Maya is so cute! We sure miss you guys, hope to see you soon.

Emily Alexander said...

Congrats Shirlee! Boys are so fun. Maya is absolutely adorable, I can't wait to see what a cute little Keddington baby boy will look like!