Two boys-- I hardly know what to do with this information. I grew up with all girls. It's what I
So how about we meet the new fellow??
This picture is very old in gestational time. It's from around 14 weeks. But at our 19 week ultrasound last week, the pictures I took home were not as easily identifiable (and Aunt Cindy has a hard enough time deciphering ultrasound photos). They were of his face looking towards the front of the image. So it's kind of hard to tell what you are looking at.
And this is the day (at almost 14 weeks) that we, very early and surprisingly, learned that our new baby was a he. We figured we'd take a look, and boy oh boy, it was clearly a boy!
But everything looked great in both visits. He was moving around waaaay more than Jake ever did. It's the best feeling in the world to see that baby on the ultrasound. We were immediately thankful and amazed at the miracle inside my growing belly.
I have been asked by many if this was a surprise baby...well, no. Very planned. Our difficulties the last time were overcome this time by repeating the same treatment that led to the best little baby I could ever imagine. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! And what we learned this time is that we can save ourselves a lot of time, stress, and heartache by putting it in the hands of the experts! So that is the going forward plan if there are future Spring babies to be had. But let's get through this one first!
The timing of that early ultrasound allowed us to learn the sex of the baby without arousing much suspicion. So I decided to try to surprise our families with the news. No parties this time-- we decided to use the good old postal service.
We sent this card out:
When one of your best friends is a photographer and happens to have a studio (and a delicious Mexican restaurant nearby), you can make an excuse to drive 30 minutes, snap a single picture, eat some Mexican food, and pop this sucker in the mail. Which is pretty much how it all went down.
Though everyone was certain we were going to have a girl this time around, they all welcomed the news of another baby boy. Now the big question is-- will he be rocking that gorgeous black hair that Jake was born with?? Could it be a blonde baby? We'll see in a few months!!
I'm due on January 10. I went into labor 11 days early with Jake. So this could be a December or January baby, I suppose. A Christmas or New Years baby, too. But hopefully he will pick a nice day, not right on a holiday or his brother's birthday! We'll be happy to meet him whenever he decides the time is right-- I will defer to his expertise in this case. But after that, he better start listening to me!