Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snips and Snails

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!!!


  1. Congrats! My first thought was yay paige is growing a penis too but that sounds a little odd. Congrats on your sweet boy.

  2. oh i am so happy for you. this is wonderful news!!

  3. Yay!!!!! I'm so glad that everything is looking great for you and your little BOY! Must be the time of year for boys, since I think everyone I read/know who is pregnant (and knows what they're having) is having a boy :)
    Congratulations on cutting that baby name list in half ;)

  4. Oh my gosh! I was right. I am SO excited for you. Your little boy is one lucky little guy.

  5. That is wonderful news.. Congrats to mommy and baby boy!!!

  6. Congrats!!! Such exciting news! I find out in two weeks...thinking pink!

  7. WOOO-HOOO! Boys are great & SO much fun! Huge contratulations to you. This is soooo exciting!!

  8. Contratulations? Sorry, lol! I'm making up words tonight!


  9. Congrats on the lil boy! Knowing he is a he has to make the experience all that more real! So excited for you!

  10. wonderful! this makes it all so real doesn't it?! now you gotta find a name for the little guy... what a wonderful post to read. I am so happy for you!

  11. Yay! Congratulations!!! So excited for you! Sweet how people reacted and how excited your mom was. :)

  12. Heehee, I knew it! You're iin for many 'Farty-ish' adventures.

  13. CONGRATULATIONS!! A sweet baby boy--your little guy is going to be the apple of your eye! That was so sweet about everyone's excited response, esp. your mom and dad!

  14. ACK!!! I missed this post yesterday.... I'm so freakin' excited for you Paige! You're having a baby boy!!! Congratulations and ENJOY!!!

  15. You're having a son!!! My girl is going to have all Boy-Blog-Cousins!! Congratulations!

    I can just picture you giggling away during the u/s!

  16. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yay!! Boys are so much fun. Cheers!

  17. A BOY!!! How nice :-)
    and very exciting!!

  18. I'd already gone to bed by the time you posted this, and I can't check from I've been waiting ALL DAY, two days in a row to find out!!!

    A BOY! I'm so excited for you!!!!! Congratulations!!!

  19. YAHOOOOOOOO - a healthy baby boy!!

  20. Congrats on your baby boy!
    I'm still working on getting caught up for the last 2 weeks or so. Good response to the pastor. He's not worth any more effort.
    Hope the kitchen work goes well.