These are my 19 Week Ultrasounds.
Brian is next to positive this hand says rock on, I think it says I love you.
So I'm laying on the table with the goo on my belly and the Ultrasound Lady is chattering away at how photogenic the baby is already. Perfect profiles, cute little feet and hand shots. And while I am yes, mesmerized by the little flip-flopping creature on the screen, I'm also thinking... "GET TO THE GOOD PART LADY!" She keeps chattering, and Brian keeps a fairly good conversation going while I am free to make sense of the images on the monitor. Finally she says okay, lets see if we have a boy or a girl. She jabs the sensor into my lower abdomen and the baby totally flips around. I felt it AND I saw it on the monitor and a little thing clicks in my head that says. "OH, duh, that feeling like my stomach is rolling around is actually the BABY rolling around."
Just as I make this revolutionary discovery she announces, "I was right! It's a boy!" And sure enough, there is clearly a little doodle there between the legs!!
Of course I get all teary-eyed, but I am so happy. I've never felt this happy I don't think. And Brian, standing next to me, has this smug but shocked look on his face, he has been saying boy from the start.
I think we both drove home in a daze, but as soon as I got home Brian called to double check that we were going to tell people. Of course we are. I can't keep this in any longer than the six minutes it took to get home, and the 10 minutes it took for me to write "BOY" on my belly and take a pic of it to text to my relatives.
Mom, Momma Lou, and Heidi all called within minutes. I missed Heidi, but got her later that day. I spent the rest of the day daydreaming about the little bundle of boy I would get to take care of.
I was completely ecstatic about the boy thing till I called Heidi back. She was clearly excited and began listing all the things that had yet to occur to me... "Now you can play sports, take him to soccer games, do cub scouts and boy scouts....!!!!"
Ummm. I was just excited that I get to use the PeePee TeePee, pretty much that was as far as I got when it came to contemplating my life with son. So now I beg the question: What DO you do with boys? Let them climb on everything and put cute little button up shirts with turtles on them?
I think for now I'm going to go ahead and not worry about that. I'll focus on my PeePee TeePee skills, and I can worry about sports teams and such later because, I'm having a BOY!