Thursday, June 26, 2014
For weeks E has been telling us that she's going to "run away!" if baby turned out to be a boy. She was pretty emphatic about it as well.
A couple of weeks ago, we (and by we I mean I) decided to spring for one of those early ultrasounds. So we headed up there right after 16 weeks to try and get an early peek at what Baby 2 was.
The ultrasound was fun and the tech decided pretty early on that she thought baby was a boy. E wasn't having it. I don't think she was even listening to the lady as she kept on and on about "her baby sister". At one point Mr. P walked E out to use the restroom and while they were gone the tech got a pretty good shot of what she thought were boy parts. When the other two came back in, we showed Mr. P and told E that we were pretty sure she was going to have a baby brother.
She was not impressed. She actually threw her head down on the couch and cried saying "NO!!" over and over. I would be lying if I said it didn't disappoint me quite a bit. I knew deep down she'd be fine but still... not the reaction we wanted.
The cord was also hanging around down between baby's legs so the lady only gave us an 85% chance it was a boy. So we decided to not say anything until we heard a more definitive answer.
On Tuesday we had an appointment with a fetal maternal specialist in Charlotte. Nothing wrong, our doctor down here just wanted to make sure everything was going okay with our current treatment. Baby looks amazing. Growing right on schedule and looking absolutely perfect weighing in around 7 ounces already and hanging out head down with feet in my ribs (just like big sister).
At one point, the tech called E over and whispered to her what baby is. So the big sister got to walk over to us and tell us..
"It's a boy!". And that was that.
Thankfully the last week or so has seen a change of heart for big sis. She's no longer been telling us she's moving out but instead saying "I'll love it just a little bit". Which I'll take.
So it's a boy. 100% boy. With no name. But maybe we'll get around to that one day.....