Praise the Lord, we're havin' a boy!
I've tried not to admit how bad I wanted a boy because I didn't want to get my hopes up or make the poor kid feel bad if she was a girl. But when the ultrasound technician told us it was a boy, I gave Dan a big ol' high five and when the she left the room I let out a big "whoo-hoo!" Dan was like, "Did you really want a boy that bad?" After telling him yes, he was like, "I just assumed it would be another girl." The night before he'd told me that when we were expecting the first time, he wanted a boy. But then we had Lily and Dan figured out the whole girl thing, then continued to perfect it with Amelia. He said, "Now I know what to do with girls, but I don't really know what to do with a boy." He's all paranoid that his body is going to go completely south by the time the kid is Lily's age, and he won't be able to do any fun physical activities with him. Whatever...he'll totally be coaching his Mighty Might football team!
Here are the pictures:
Profile. Dan swears it looks just like Lily, but then again, don't all baby ultrasounds look pretty much the same? The bubbly looking stuff in the background is the umbilical cord.
Showin' the boy parts with pride. Imagine he's sitting on a glass table and you're looking up from the bottom. You can see his pelvis with his legs stretched out towards the top and the important "package" right in the middle. (Honey, I promise this is the one and only time I'll show your penis to the world. I limit myself to cute naked butt cheeks in the future.)
A little foot on the left.
Arm and hand. He's got his thumb stretched out and fingers curled up. I wonder if he's a thumb sucker. If he is, we plan to fully indoctrinate him with the binky the minute he comes out.
Now, don't even bother asking about names. Dan says he'll start discussing it with me around December 15th. For now, we're sticking with Mystery Baby or Mystery Boy. I don't really have any strong opinions, but I imagine we'll choose something traditional and old fashioned since that's what we did with Lily and Amelia.
Here's me, 18 weeks pregnant. I feel so big already, but when I look at this picture I think, "Oh you ain't seen nothin' yet honey. You'll be as big as a house by the time this little boy is ready to come out!"