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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Tie-breaker!

Today was the day. The day every pregnant woman looks forward to almost as much as Christmas...almost. The Ultrasound. (insert twilight zone music here)

It is always nice to be able to see the baby, get information on the status of the baby, learn of any issues, and of course, for some of us, find out the gender.

With Mary, we somehow just figured she would be a girl. Same thing with Sam. We had hunches, and they were right. Kind of cool and kind of fun.

Even though we have one boy and one girl, and we knew we would be perfectly happy with either gender, we were still excited to know which gender it would be.
The tie-breaker...pretty intense.

This time around we were very shocked (for various reasons), but also very, very excited!!!!

Sometime in the beginning of June, we will be welcoming "Mr." Baby Maynard into our home! That's right, we got a good solid look at all the right parts. He was not in the least bit shy. He is for sure a He, and we love him so much already! The pictures are plastered all over the fridge, and the name game has begun.

I was so nervous to tell Mary. She has been praying for a girl for a while now.
When I told her, she sat and thought for a minute and then burst into a big grin. She is just happy to have a baby in the house, and to be the "big helper." She didn't seem to mind too much. FEW!
However, she did inform me later on that she is still holding on to the hope that a sister is still waiting in heaven for her turn to come to us. hhhhmmmmmm

Because I am only 18 1/2 weeks along, they were not able to get a good picture of the face or the heart. They were too small for a good in depth look. Both are pretty vital in knowing the health of the baby. So, we get another ultrasound in four weeks. All of the other organs and stuff seemed fine as far as they could tell. I don't mind having another ultrasound next month. I feel pretty lucky to be able to see my baby again!

I will also be having an ultrasound next week for my gallbladder. Dr. Weary confirmed that the pain is most likely from that small, but painful organ. They are going to have me try everything I can (like a very bland diet) to make it until after the baby is born before having surgery, if that is necessary, but they may just need to get it out of there. It is so incredibly painful.

The ultrasound will tell a lot regarding what could be going wrong. I will be curious to see what is causing all of this pain. Stones, infection, nothing, heartburn, ect.

So, lots of ultrasounds for us, but they are all for a good cause. I am so grateful for technology.

We don't have a scanner, or else I would post all of the adorable pictures of our little guy. He was moving like crazy, but we got some awesome pictures of his little fat body, and his cute little feet. He was lying in a position that Sam always sleeps in. On the tummy with legs curled up under the belly. That was pretty precious to me. My heart melts every time I look at them. I can't wait to see him again in a month!

20 comments:

J&E said...

Hooray! How exciting. What about the name.... Eddie? :) We miss you guys!

runningfan said...

Congratulations! Boys are so much fun -- and two in a row is the best.

Kristen said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you! Oh you could alays take a pic of the ultrasound to post, that's what we ended up doing for our last one.

Dan and Katie said...

Another boy!! Congrats!!

The Hardy Things in Life said...

Yeah that is so exciting! I am super pumped for you guys!! Another Ben gotta love it!! Miss you guys tons! Loves!

Peter Nguyen said...

Congrats! That's fantabulous. I think you should highly consider the name Mr. T. No one will mess with him.

shaina said...

I'm very happy for you! Seeing how they are positioned in there is so fun too!

Deanna said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is SO exciting.

Kate said...

Yeah!!!! I should have guessed. Our kids have been the same in everything else. Maybe your 3rd Mr. baby will be just like mine. He is my peace baby and he has done some definite healing to my heart. Oh yeah, and Ella keeps asking me if I have a baby in my belly yet because when it is there it will be a girl.

Nancy said...

Yay! A boy! I'm glad you got to see him and he's healthy. Love to your whole family!

mamma mia said...

That is so fun!! Little boys are the best!!

Vudochki said...

CONGRATS!

Familia Morales said...

Yay! That's so exciting! Little boys are so much fun!

my4suns2 said...

Woot! Woot! It's probably because you were in such close radius to all us boy families for so long! So excited for you. Don't worry about Mary, our kids have prayed for girls everytime but the church is still true. Tee-hee!

Lisa said...

Yeah for a healthy little boy!! We are still praying for you all! I hope things settle down for you. YOu need a break! Love ya!

Colleen said...

HOORAY for boys! We love boys...if you couldn't tell :). And I am glad to hear he is healthy and growing well!

Darci and Ryan said...

Congrats! Ultrasounds are the BEST! My Gall bladder always acts up in pregnancy too--but not quite to the extent of yours. Good luck!

Heather said...

CONGRATS!! That is so exciting!

Ben and Megan said...

Yay! I can't wait to see the little "Mr."! I hope the gallbladder mystery is solved as quickly as possible. And we're glad that you made home ok!

Nayomee and Doug said...

I'm so excited you guys are having a boy too that will be so close in age! It means we will have to get together more often!