Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's a...

BOY!!

It's funny-- Even though the doc had said she was 90-95% sure 5 weeks ago, I felt so uncertain about this morning's ultrasound. A confession? I really hoped that it would be a boy. Of course, what I wanted was a healthy baby, but if I had my choice between a healthy boy or a healthy girl, I'd take the boy. I grew up with an older brother, so I had this idea in my head that a boy should come first in our family. I wanted a little boy that Rob could share his love of sports & what little boy doesn't love his mommy? I am thrilled to announce that in September, we'll welcome a son. We couldn't be happier.

Everything today looked great! I measured at 18w1d and Baby Boy Blakely is growing just as he should be. Our 20 minute ultrasound was given to us on dvd and we've already watched it twice tonight-- He rolls over, kicks his legs, swallows, sucks his thumb, crosses his legs & arms and yawns. The ultrasound tech points out his stomach, kidneys, bladder, spine, brain, heart chambers, fingers, toes, etc. Everything looked perfect. The dvd is in a format that's not compatible with the blog, so I'll work on converting it this weekend to post a version of the highlights here.

In the meantime, here are some pictures!

Baby's profile with his mouth open-- pic was taken as he was sucking & swallowing.

Arms crossed in front of his face.

Little legs.

Obligatory "boy" shot-- Don't worry, he does have a right leg! He was rolling over as she caught this shot.

We celebrated by going to dinner tonight and doing (what else?!) more shopping. It was a great day!!

14 comments:

  1. YAY Congrats on the little guy. He is sure proud of what he is!!

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  2. Stef, I'm so happy for you! This is such beautiful news it brought a tear to my eye :)

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  3. Congrats on Baby Boy Blakely!

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  4. CONFIRMED. That is so awesome! And fantastic u/s pics! Way clearer than ours :)

    Welcome to the land of being a boy mom!

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  5. Woo hoo! I am so happy for you. Congrats on Baby Boy Blakely! :) I hope you and DH enjoyed your celebration.

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  6. Congratulations on your precious little boy! Hope you both enjoyed dinner and SHOPPING!

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  7. Congrats on your adorable little baby boy!! So exciting!!!

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  8. Congrats on your SON! That is amazing news! I'm thrilled to see him progressing so wonderfully! I cannot wait to hear and see more about him!

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  9. Time to change the pink blog background, hon. Just sayin'.

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  10. Congrats!! Did you drink or eat anything to make him so active? Some people say that helps just curious?!

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  11. SO happy to hear that everything went well. You will love having a son. Little boys rock!

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