Despite my OB's best efforts, the determination of one pregnant woman with the help of two persistent nurses, we were able to convince him to allow us to do our gender/growth sonogram 3 weeks early. Bless his heart! We wanted to be able to tell our parents in person what we were having this time as well and with the holiday's we knew that this would be the absolute best time to do it!
Going on the faith of what our Intellagender Test told us back in Oct was correct and that we were having a boy - we went ahead and got our mom's their James Avery lockets to add to the one we gave them when we were expecting Carli. When the baby is born, they engrave his name on it as well as the birth date. We had a name picked out: Drew Bennett. Keith had visions of a baseball nursery dancing in his head.
On the way to the doctor on Tuesday we joked about what we would do if we had another girl. But I told him I seriously doubted such a thing would occur. I had not been as sick at the beginning of this pregnancy nor was I carrying this baby as high as I carried Carli. Surely we were having a boy!
Wouldn't you know? The sonogram lady looked once, twice and more than three times to confirm, but there is simply no doubt. We are having a little girl! Ha! Poor Keith - to say he was disappointed would be an understatement. He has gotten much better as the week has gone on and his spirits have lifted. After all, for now, we are saving money being able to reuse everything we used with Carli and he has blocked off the idea of 20 years or so down the road that he would be paying for two weddings! :)
Nothing there...most definitely a girl!
So, needless to say, Keith has to return our little boy shoe lockets and get some little girl ones. Michelle has given him some hope in that she had a friend who was told they were having a little girl and in the 9th month a sonogram revealed they were in fact having a boy...oh my, I hope that does not happen to us! We were able to tell my parents on Tuesday and give Mom her locket on Wednesday night. Tessie's locket is a gift to her from Carli b/c they had no idea that we were going to find out early - what a surprise!
**Sorry the sono pics are not very clear, they are pics of pics b/c I don't have a scanner at home.
We do ask that you please send up some prayers for this little one when you think about it. She is breech, which is not a huge deal b/c we have 20 weeks for her to change position. We learned that she is very happy to camp out on my right side and kick my bladder - this we witnessed on the sonogram and the lady was cracking up. I had to go to the bathroom,it was not funny! Anyway, we learned that a baby's umbilical cord should have three blood vessels, our little one has two. She is missing one. The doc said this is not common but is not something to freak out about. He has had cases like this before and really the only thing they do differently is to make sure she is getting enough oxygen and blood as well as developing correctly. Because of this, we will do a sonogram every 6 weeks to check on her and her development. He said that probably the other blood vessel got clogged in the beginning and it just shut off. So, please send up a prayer or two when you think about it for this little one.
We don't have a name picked out - after all this was suppose to be a boy! We don't have nursery plans, but are working on it...in the mean time - we just smile b/c God's plan seems to be prevailing in our lives!
Merry Christmas Everyone!