I'm sorry it took so long for me to post pictures of our newest one... who appears to be the picture of good health. Unless you're under a rock, on vacation or ignoring your email or phone calls, you probably already know that we're having a boy (or have a 95+ percent chance of having a boy).
I can't begin to tell you how happy Pat and I are... to find out our little baby is healthy and then to find out that we're having a son. It's almost indescribable.
I asked the genetic counselor yesterday before the sonogram if there was anyway we might be able to find out the sex of the baby... because most pregnant women don't get to find out this early unless they have invasive testing via a LARGE needle.
She told me they could make a good guess if the baby cooperated and when I went back into the waiting room to wait with Pat and Savannah I told him we might be able to find out if we're having a son or daughter.
So when we got into the ultrasound room and the technician started, I was hoping the little one would cooperate. I was expecting a 3-D ultrasound, but we only had a 2-D yesterday... although it was amazing how much detail we could see already.
She showed us different parts of the baby and then I asked her about the baby's sex... she poked around some more and then asked us if we wanted to know what we were having... and we said yes and held our breath.
"It looks like you're having a boy," she said. "There are the baby boy parts."
I looked over at Pat and he had the biggest smile on his face... because although we both were just praying for a healthy child, we both wanted a son to complete our little family.
That is when I started to cry.
We have come up with a name... but we're keeping it secret until we decide it is the one we're going with.
Here are some pictures of the baby... don't be fooled by thinking the third photo is the proof we're having a son... that really is just his arm!