Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's a BOY!

When we finally got to meet the ultrasound tech at our appointment this morning, the first question she asked us was "do you want the baby's sex to be a surprise?" Immediately, Aaron responded with a no, the tech laughed, and she told us that the first thing she would do would be to try to see the "parts." She pretty quickly identified the anatomy, and Aaron and I waited eagerly until we heard her say "it's a boy!" Seeing Aaron's face as he watched the screen was one of the happiest moments of my life.

I am happy our baby guy cooperated with that part of the ultrasound, because he certainly didn't with the rest. Our tech said he was curled up in a tight little ball. His anatomy looked great according to our doctor; he has long legs like his daddy, at least for now, and clear white bones. Uncooperative little guy's spine's shadow was blocking the view of his heart, so at my next month's appointment, we will look again and hope he will let us see. I hoped to get a good view of his profile features, but he was turned around and facing my back, so we didn't get any good pictures of his face, either. He is measuring big (yipes!) and I am both eager and anxious to find out if that trend continues. Aaron weighed more than 9 pounds when he was born, so baby could, too!

I've always been intrigued with ultrasound pictures, because they are so strange and yet so interesting. I can easily see how someone could be turned off by the semi-ghoulish looking bones. You can't always tell what exactly you are looking at, and sometimes what you're looking at is kind of creepy. At the same time, it's so, so cool to see the little life on that screen and realize that you know both nothing and everything about it.

We are so, so happy and excited to know more about our baby and to be (finally) able to talk baby names and come up with ideas for his nursery. It looks like the Chinese chart was correct for this babe, and that we had the right idea, too! I leave for New York tomorrow, and I'm eager to spend the time on both flights dreaming about this little guy. He is due five months from yesterday!

Hope everyone has a great Thursday and Friday!

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