Thursday, July 14, 2011

And it's a BOY!!!

We had our first ultrasound today and we're happy to report that we're having a little boy.  We're both very excited and all of a sudden this feels so real!  I had a gut feeling for the last 8 weeks or so that it would be a boy, but then in the last 4 days leading up to the ultrasound, I started to waiver.  Ryan was stubborn and wouldn't guess out loud, but did say after we found out that he thought it was a boy all along too.  So no pink flowered headbands will be featured on this blog, at least not for a little while - but I'm sure there will be plenty of other cute stuff! 

Our little guy is EXTREMELY active!  He wouldn't stop moving around during the entire 45 minute appointment.  The ultrasound tech asked if either of us were stubborn because our little guy wouldn't stop moving enough for her to take pictures.  We both replied (almost in unison) that we both were - but that I was "vocal" stubborn and Ryan was "silent" stubborn.  Then we started talking about how we needed to get our rest now, because this little boy is a mover and a shaker!  Funny thing is, I couldn't feeling a thing!  It was so crazy to see how much he was moving (kicking his legs in a running motion and fist pumping with his right hand... yes, a fist pump - jersey shore style) on the screen and then not be able to feel anything.  Our ultrasound tech told me to enjoy it, because if he stays this active, we'll get to know each other VERY well ; )  and most likely, at all hours of the night! 

This should have been our only ultrasound, but my placenta is very low and they are going to monitor me for placenta previa.  This means that we will have another ultrasound in 4 weeks and then see if the baby and the placenta have moved their way on up in my uterus.  If not, we'll go back 4 weeks after that ultrasound to get checked again.  We were told a lot of times, this corrects itself - but they want to watch it.  Either way, we'll get more pictures and get to see our son at least one more time before he is in our arms.  Neither of us is too worried at this point!

And yes, we do have a name picked out - but we plan to keep that just between us until he's born.  Should we start placing bets on the actual due date?  Ryan thinks I'm going to go late (after December 1st) and I think I'm going to go early (before December 1st).  Either way, we can't wait to meet him! Alright, what you've all be waiting for...  Here is our baby boy at 20 weeks.

We both feel pretty confident that we know generally what he will look like.  Ryan and I look similar enough, that there really isn't much room for a wild card : )
He's all stretched out here - she had to tap on his head to get him to move for us!
Another profile with his left arm down by his side.  He's a side sleeper she said.
And our little guy had his little guy on the screen nearly the whole time!  I asked what would you do if we didn't want to know?  She said - this would be hard to hide.  Ryan kept laughing at the show he was putting on : )

And finally, his little foot.  He definitely has Ryan's feet.  That separation between his big toe and second toe is all Ryan!

1 comment:

Erin E. Fitzgerald said...

YAY! Time to start buying Boy stuff! :) Mel he has your nose for sure! So excited for you both - can't wait till he's here!!!! :) Love you guys!

AUNT Erin ha!