Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A New Man in My Life...

Today was a very, very exciting day for us--our big ultrasound!  Grant was able to come with me so we could both see our new baby for the very first time together.  (There's usually an early ultrasound to confirm the due date and make sure the baby is doing okay sometime 6-10 weeks along, but we weren't able to get into a doctor that early so we had to wait until 20 weeks, which is pretty normal for the "big" ultrasound where they measure up everything and check out as much as they can--including the gender.)


It was a lot of fun!  The whole thing was surprisingly really different than the one we had with Kendra.  This particular ultrasound tech was just awesome in every way.  The one we had at this point with Kendra was very quiet and seemed like she was still learning what she was doing and didn't seem super sure of herself and she had to call in her supervisor for help, but not this time!  She's been doing this for 20 years and she told us every single thing she was doing and looking at and measuring and it made a world of difference.  It was really neat when she pointed out things like different parts of the brain (it blows my mind that they can see that!!), kidneys, even chambers of the heart and the blood flow from me through the umbilical cord.  It was even more cool to see our baby with all that knowledge and knowing exactly what we were looking at.

We also learned that everything looks beautiful, perfect and healthy--which is something we're incredibly grateful for...there is a very, very wide spectrum of bad news that can be determined at this scan, so hearing "Yep, this is perfect," over and over was a huge blessing.

And the BIG news?  It's a BOY!!  I can finally start cruising the clearance racks to start stocking up (now that I know I have to stock up a whole new wardrobe rather than just a few summer outfits)!  We are just thrilled!  Truth be told, we were both hoping for a boy, since our first was a girl, but we're just SOOO happy to be having another baby we didn't care too much!

Also, I had flat-out refused to take a guess.  I was so sure that Kendra was a boy, just absolutely positive...so when they told us she was a girl, I was blown away.  (I even thought that I was a horrible mother not in tune with my own baby because I had been so convinced...)  I did have a dream a few weeks ago that he was a boy (I had one that Kendra was a girl before we found out) and I was starting to get a tiny hunch--but I didn't put too much stock into anything.  But he did not leave any room for doubt at this scan--even the tech exclaimed, "Whoa!  That is definitely outdoor plumbing!"

We have a name in mind but now that we know, we're going to take some time to mull it over--we'll announce it when we figure it out.  :)

But, here he is!  We just couldn't be more thrilled for him to be joining our family!  (And he's measuring a little big--according to the scan my due date is May 29th instead of June 6th...but he could just be a big boy.)


We are just SO.  In.  Love!

9 comments:

Danielle said...

Just got your txt message, but I'll comment here!. :) Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys. And yay for outdoor plumbing. Boys are awesome too!!

Jacqueline said...

Oh my goodness, what good pictures. He does look perfect in every way. We are so super excited!!

Lybi said...

So sweeeeeeet! I am so excited for you guys! He's gonna be a big boy like Grant.

Amanda said...

Awww! He's perfect! I can't wait to see pictures and then meet BOTH of your babies! :-) Can't believe you're already at 20 weeks. In no time, he'll be here.

Belkycita said...

Yeah!!! a little friend for Kendra!!!!!
oh and don't worry if at one point you feel bad because you don't think you can love him as much as Kendra.
It happens to the best of us, the amazing thing is... our hearts just expand ;-)

Scott and Kel said...

Congrats!!! Ditto to the comment of your heart expanding. It's so amazing! Keep up the good cooking--he,he

Lily said...

so many congratulations to you, and big hugs to your belly!! sooooooooooo thrilled for you!!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations!!! We have to borrow boy babies around here.

Nicole said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is seriously the most exciting thing ever! Now it seems like you and Kelli are following a more similar trend that I and her are ;) He is going to be the cutest little man ever!!!