Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The important bits

So today was the day - the BIG day. We had our ultrasound this morning to make sure all was well with our little growing baby and also to find out the sex. For some reason, I was all nerves leading up to the appointment. We already have a son, and this was our last chance for whatever it was going to be - we are rock solid on only having two kids, so if I was going to have a girl, this was the only shot and if I was going to have 2 of the same sex, this was it too. I went back and forth with what I wanted. I think that a girl would be amazing for Jake and I, but I also love the idea of little brothers running around together. I also had anxiety about having a girl because I was nervous about the future mom/daughter dynamic. (And it doesn't help that I'm reading "The Tenth Circle" by Jodi Picoult which is about a teenage girl getting raped - shudddder). If it was a boy, it means no paying for extravagant weddings. But if it was a boy...that means we have to think of boy names. NOT the easiest process the first time around.

Our little one was bouncing around my belly all during the ultrasound, making the tech's job a little on the difficult side to get all the views that she needed. After what seemed like a million measurements of bones and organs and the brain and the heart, she finally said "Okay, let's see if this baby will show us the important bits." She pushed the wand across my belly, and got a view of the bottom, with the legs tightly closed. "Baby is being shy," she said. At that moment, our little son opened his legs wide to reveal his bits. Looks like we've got a flasher on our hands. We couldn't be more excited.


Parsing Nonsense said...

Hey, congrats! A healthy baby boy, what a blessing! Three cheers for being able to re-use all your son's old baby clothes!

Kimberly said...

OMG! Yay!!!! I had my big ultrasound yesterday, it's a boy too! That's so funny that she said your little guy wasn't cooperating, cause ours was a perfect little angel, and made the tech's job super easy.

Congrats to you! And good luck picking a boy name! :o)

Mama Snyder said...

Holy Cow - Yesterday must have been Ultrasound day! Mine was yesterday as well, and unfortunately, my shy one remained that way all through the exam. I'll just have to wait until the end to find out who's hiding inside.

Congrats to you and your family!

Belly Girl said...

Mama Snyder - you sound very calm with not knowing the sex! Is it because this is baby #4 or because you kinda like having to wait? What's your secret? I would have been soooooooo sad if we weren't able to find out!

Mama Snyder said...

Sweetheart, when you talk to a mother of more than 2 kids, you must assume she is always medicated! (only kidding!)

I was on the fence on whether to find out or nt, the previous three have all been a suprise. I really want to know with number 4, since it will be the last baby, and I would love the idea of clearing out part of the basement for the things I will no longer need. HOWEVER, sweet hubs didn't really want to know, and since the babe wasn't giving it up, I decided to just go along with it. I have to assume it's not meant to be.

(I was a little annoyed, though!)
Take Care and I'm open to any name suggestions, expecially if you had a girl name that you won't be using! :)

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Congratulations on a second boy! =) I'm sure it will be WONDERFUL watching two little boys run around together. The brother relationship is so special and awesome.

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