It’s a ….

3D Ultrasound 13wks

Today’s appointment went as well as possible.  We met with a genetic counselor to review family history and to understand the range of testing available to us at each stage of the pregnancy.  We were pleasantly surprised to have the same counselor who talked with us during our pregnancy with Isaac.  She remembered our story and was very thorough in updating our history, as well as explaining the options available.

Blood work was drawn on Patience for early screening of syndromes such as Downs and Edwards (Trisomy 18).  Studies have shown correlation between the existence of syndrome/cardiac anomalies and the amount of fluid found at the back of the baby’s neck (nuchal translucency) between 11 and 13 weeks gestation.  Normal range of fluid is 1 to 3 millimeters.  Anything above 3 mm can be indication of a syndrome.  Thankfully, our little one’s fluid measured right at 1 mm!  Our baby’s skull and brain were also examined for early structural anomalies.  We were grateful to hear none could be detected at this time.  Everything measured today looked normal for this stage in the pregnancy.  Praise God for a good report!  We hope to hear back on the bloodwork results sometime next week.

The best part of our visit was certainly the ultrasound.  Our baby was chomping away and waving, but had its face buried against the uterine wall.  Of course, much like Isaac, our little one was refusing to give us a clear shot of its face and decided to fall asleep halfway.  Those Leino kids are stubborn!  Our ultrasound tech did happen to tell us the gender of Baby Leino.  We’ll have it “officially” confirmed at our 18 week ultrasound, but usually this form of i.d. is 95% accurate.

Looks like we’re having a GIRL!


Filed under Pregnancy, Updates

54 responses to “It’s a ….

  1. Congratulations on the happy visit! and the little GIRL! What a joy 🙂 I’m so happy for you.

  2. Jenn Chadwell

    I found myself thinking about you guys often today! What excellent news!! I am thrilled for you both at the blessing of such testing and the results that you have for her. What a blessed little girl to call you Mommy & Daddy!!

  3. Sarah

    I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m SO FREAKING excited!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Jennifer is a wonderful name for a little girl. :o)

    Congratulations Leino Family. “She” is shy already. Bigger than a peanut!

  5. Rachel Honeycutt

    Little Miss Lovely Leino 🙂

    Congradulations! Praying for you guys and thinking of you.

  6. cindy

    May she be as beautiful as her Mother, as wise as her Father and as courageous as her big Brother!

  7. praise God for your good reports today. i’ll be praying for the blood work.

    i am listen to Lee McDerment playing on my iPod…singing go tell it on the mountain. the two of you have been so faithful to our Lord and Savior to tell your story. there are many tears flowing from my body at this point. tears of joy and thanksgiving for your healthy reports today.

    praise God!!!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS! I have been praying for you all week and will continue to throughout that God will continue to do wondrous things through the both (and soon to be 3) of you!

  9. Karen

    Congratulations! Awesome news… a princess!!!
    Much love!

  10. Jessica Ridenhour

    So glad to hear the good report. Started tearing up when I read it was a girl. Way to go!

  11. Shannon

    Thanks for the update! I’ve been checking and waiting all afternoon to hear the awesome news, as I’m sure many others have as well. I’m so very excited for you guys!

  12. Shelly

    Congratulations!!! I was hoping for a lil’ sis. Don’t you know Issac is proud. Good blessings on the blood work next week. God Bless you all.

  13. I’m so happy for you. I already know she will be beautiful.

  14. Rod

    Congratulations on the great news today!
    A little girl! How awesome!
    Jordan, spoil her rotten!

  15. Congrats on the great results at the dr. (yeah, God!) and the news of a baby girl! Sugar and spice, and everything nice!

  16. patty

    Beautiful baby! Beautiful news! Praise God.

  17. I’m so thrilled!!! Praise the Lord for such a healthy baby GIRL 🙂 How exciting.

  18. Yea for you!!! We are excited for you and Baby Girl Leino!

  19. You don’t know how excited I am that you are “probably” having a girl. I squealed so loud when daniel read it out loud that Caleb thought something was wrong! Now Selah and Arianna will have playmates very close in age!! Woo Hoo!!! Watch out–I think we may have the next “company of women”. Emma Grace and Faith would make it 5 already 😉

  20. Yea for all of you!! Congrats on Baby Girl Leino!

  21. Congratulations!!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! We have been praying for you and your family that everything goes smoothly today. What a good day it is!

  22. Chad and Jennifer West

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! We are so happy for you guys. God is at work no matter what the outcome, but we are just pleased to hear what we have so far.

  23. Taneha

    Congratulations! I’m so happy that everything went well today. Keeping you in my prayers.

  24. Gwen Wall

    CONGRATS on the news of Baby girl Leino!! Amaya will be SO excited! We will continue to pray for you! 🙂

  25. Praise the Lord for such a good appointment and for this little girl growing inside you. What exciting news!! Love, Crystal

  26. Heather Hopkins

    A Girl!!!! How awesome is that!!! I’m so excited for you guys! Congratulations on the good news!!

  27. what a sweet girl she will be!

  28. girls are basically awesome.

  29. I’m “tickled PINK” for your great report!!

  30. Amanda B.

    Yaay! 🙂 Even more like that song Capri by Colbie Caillat! 🙂 I’m sooo happy for you guys!

  31. Josh & Nicole

    yay! we are so happy to hear of a perfectly healthy baby! girls are beyond-words-amazing. i can’t wait to see the nursery and all the cute little outfits you put together.

  32. Valerie

    Congratulations!!! How exciting! Girls are fun…..Jordan is in trouble:) He will find himself wrapped around her little tiny pinky finger! Love you guys!

  33. Christal

    Don’t u love people who tell u how to name your kid… lol….So anyways I was thinking Moriah… for all it’s numerous reasons…. Funny how God wonderfully provides!

  34. Dianett

    Congratulations! God Bless You!

  35. PMJR

    What Great news!
    You are all in my prayers!

  36. That is brilliant news! I was checking for updates all yesterday evening! We’re so pleased for you all – pleased that all the reports are looking so positive and that Isaac will have a little sister!
    With love X

  37. Lindz

    YAY! I’m SO thrilled to hear the good report and how well everything is looking. And you having a GIRL! I’m so excited. I was hoping for a pretend niece. 🙂 Love you guys!

  38. Chris Moore

    We are so excited for you and proud of you. You are one of the greatest couples we’ve ever met. You have touched so many lives with your love for Christ and others. And many more lives will be touched by what God does through you.

    Don’t ever put limits on God and you will be amazed the places He’ll take you and the things He’ll do through you.

    Congrats on your new woman of God! Can’t wait to see pics after she’s born. We love you guys and miss you guys.

    Be Blessed,
    Chris, Alicia, Rain, Ethan and Lilly Moore

  39. Connie Powers

    Glad to hear the good report AND the girl report. Sounds like I’m gonna be shopping since I can’t resist buying little girl clothes!
    Luv you guys

  40. Tami

    Awesome news! So happy for all three of you! Found myself thinking of you after having ‘lost’ your link a couple months ago. Searched thru all of Nate’s old posts to find your comment. A time consuming task worth the effort!

    refreshing in ohio

  41. Nancy

    WhooHoo!! Girls are great, & so much fun (at least until the hormones kick in, lol!!) So happy for you, & praying, as always.

  42. Tilson Family

    Congratulations! We are so happy for you.

  43. Lisa

    Great to hear that all is well. A little girl! How sweet! So happy for you guys.

  44. Karis

    Wonderful news… keeping all of you in my prayers!!!

  45. Pearce

    Congratulations! We are so happy for you!

  46. Congrats on hearing Isaac has a sister. A healthy girl is wonderful news!!

  47. Natalie

    A GIRL!! Oh, yay! I am so so excited for you guys! I can’t wait to tell Adam! Congratulations!

  48. Congratulations! Girls are so much fun! We will join you in prayer throughout you pregnancy for this sweet little girl!

  49. Oh yay! That is so awesome. So glad to hear about the good results. I look forward to reading more updates. Thank you so much for sharing this new journey. You guys are loved and prayed for!

  50. Horray!!!! A pregnancy that looks normal at this point… what a sigh of relief!!! A girl is exciting but the word NORMAL seems to lift lots of worries and answer lots of prayers. CONGRATS!!!

  51. I went to college with Corinne- I just wanted to say congratulations on your pregnancy! My heart went out to you with your sweet baby boy. I am keeping you all in my prayers for yet another blessing from the Lord! Isaac touched countless hearts, and your outlook on it all was such a great testimony..there is no doubt that this little girl will be any different in touching lives!

  52. April Mullins

    I am so happy for you guys. We will continue to hold you dear in our prayers.
    May the Lord bless you and your family.

  53. Sarah Speer Samek

    wow! congratulations on a healthy little girl! i am so happy for you guys!!

  54. Terri Roy

    Patience and Jordan and baby girl Leino,

    We are so happy for you and rejoicing in our Father for His amazing grace and love! We followed along with you during Isaac’s birth and life and rejoiced and grieved with you. You guys are such an inspiration to us! We can’t wait to meet your newest little darling!! God bless you! The Roys

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