Thursday, November 8, 2007

Our Son...

How cool does that sound!!! I love to hear it. I love to say it. I love to hear Jeremy say it! We are so excited to meet Adon and it is so nice to be able to call him by name!

Monday was our 20-week ultrasound, which was much anticipated after seeing only a Bashful Baby Butt 4 weeks earlier. My mom and sister, Jamie, were there with J and me. Jamie wants to be a pediatric oncology nurse and thought the ultrasound would be cool. I think she just wanted to have bragging rights as the first sister to know if the baby was a boy or a girl. My dad, who insisted on being surprised when the baby comes, called my mom on her way to my appointment saying, "So??? Did you find out yet??" :o)

During the ultrasound, Adon was breach and facing my back. Apparently, he was very comfy, because he wasn't going to move! The ultrasound tech tried pushing on him and shaking my tummy to get him to move around, but he was content where he was. I was starting to get nervous that we'd have to wait another 20 weeks to find out if Baby was a boy or a girl. The lady had me move around so she could get all the pictures she needed, since Adon wasn't going anywhere. While laying halfway between my back and my side with my top leg extended behind me, the lady was able to get most of what the doctor would need. I was just laying back (or at least trying to) enjoying whatever was on the monitor. I had no idea what I was watching, just enjoying the baby. Then J, very excitedly said, "I knew it!!" This meant he saw boy parts! (He's said we were having a boy since the day we found out I was pregnant.)

While intently looking at the picture on the monitor, Mom asked the lady where the boy parts were in relation to the legs. Of course, Mom was trying to identify what was in the picture she was looking at. But without hesitation, the lady replied, "right between them." That was stinkin' hilarious! And the typical reply, was "Well, we've never had any boys before." :o)

Baby is very healthy. All tests for spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, and down's syndrome came back negative. We'll have another ultrasound in 4 weeks to get the last picture that the ultrasound tech couldn't get. Adon weighs about 13 ounces, which is about one and a half times more than the average 9 ounce baby at 20 weeks. He's going to have very long legs...just like Daddy...because his feet (what I thought were his hands) were up OVER his head in one of the pictures. If he keeps growing at this rate, he'll be bigger that J was when he was born...a whopping 9 pounds, 3.5 ounces! YIKES!

Anyway, it's cool that we're having a boy, but when the doctor said "your son," I couldn't stop smiling. I'm going to have a son. I'm going to have a son!!!