It's a BOY! I'm going to officially make this the first and last time I ever post my child's privates on the Internet. But, for proof, here's his little pee-pee.
This has been a most amazing day. I couldn't believe it was finally here when we woke up this morning to go to the doctor. Our appointment was at 9am and it was raining cats and dogs outside. We made it safely to the office, even a little early. Here's the proud parents in the waiting room.
We brought our friend Joy along with us- she's in town from Virginia. I wanted her to share our special day because she's usually so far away and she is way excited about this little guy. Makes me feel so loved. We were also joined by Mom, Bill and Cathy-Mom (Bryan's Mom). They will now be referred to as Granny, Pop, and Mimi. :) I like all of their Grandparent names. So cute. Anyway, Bryan and I went in the room first and got to see all of the imaging for the measurements (head, crown-to-rump, heart, spine, etc). We were so happy to see him there on the monitor. I don't know what it is about being newly pregnant, but sometimes it is hard to believe that there is actually a baby in there. It is just mind-boggling to see his little body growing right there inside of mine. So neat. He looked great and the technician was very complimentary. :) What a reassurance to know things are going well and he's growing like a champ. Hard to believe just 10 short weeks ago he was only the size of a peanut and now he looks like this.
I know it is a little hard to tell, but he's quite handsome. We got to take home a DVD of the entire session which is really great. At one point, we are seeing his profile and he is moving his jaw up and down while holding his hand in front of his face. He tries and tries and finally gets his little hand to his mouth. I loved it! It is amazing the detail you can see in an ultrasound. When all the measuring was complete, we were able to bring Granny and Mimi into the room. They were both so happy to see him and needless to say, a few tears were shed. Again, we feel so loved. I'm relishing the day and all of the special things that happened.
After we saw the doctor, we went to the waiting room to share the news with Pop and Joy. They were so happy to hear the news.
I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas and Birthday present than this holiday. We have had a lot of great family and friends time since Thanksgiving. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people surrounding us and supporting us. I can't wait to introduce this boy to our loved ones.
PS- He's probably going to be named Cooper. But, we are keeping an open mind. :)
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