and puppy dog tails,
that's what little BOYS
are made of!
Sweet Pea is a BOY.
I'm having a baby BOY.
A BOY. A little BOY!
My baby is a BOY baby!
I'm making a tallywacker!
Oh my gosh, undoubtedly the most thrilling experience of my life. To see that little baby inside me moving around. He had his arms up by his head, just like he was relaxing in a hammock, he moved one in front of his face and was kicking his little legs. At one point he rolled from his back to his belly. When the tech announced that it was a boy, Mom and S were crying and Mom was shaking. I just couldn't stop smiling and giggling. I'm truly thrilled beyond words.
This makes it so very real! Hard for my mind to comprehend, I'm having a baby. My body is growing a baby!
I haven't stopped smiling. I had to go to the Hardware Megamart afterwards and could hardly stop myself from grabbing total strangers and yelling, "IT'S A BOY!" in their face.
On the technical side of things, everything is measuring on target, the heart rate was 157 and he weighs 14 ounces. The only glitch was that because of the way the baby was positioned she couldn't see the bottom chambers of the heart. Dr. H. said that this doesn't mean anything is wrong, only that he couldn't see them and wants us to have another ultrasound on December 30th at our next appointment. As for me, my blood pressure was 138/88, I think and I've lost 5 pounds.
My only small regret is that after leaving, while I was still at the doctor's, my mom called my dad, brother and SIL so I didn't get to tell them myself. I understand, she just couldn't contain herself. She said that Dad only said that it was great news, really great but that there was a very excited, special tone to his voice that she'd never heard before and I wish I could have heard it too.
Weirdly, my mom waited in the parking lot for me afterwards and then went to Megamart, knowing I was going there. When I got out of the car and asked her why she was there, she pulled out a blue teddy bear and wanted to take my picture with it and post it on her FB page. Ok, but I kept squinting in the sun and the picture didn't look good. We retook it at her house. I'm thrilled that she's so very excited.
I was able to tell my nieces in person, though. So sweet. Stretch's face lit up and she got this big, pleased grin on her face and said she hopes I name it Mitch. Dollface was standing near me and didn't say anything but just leaned into my side for a hug.
I'm so happy, I could burst!!!