Thursday, September 09, 2010

Baby P II Update

Yesterday was our 20 week sonogram with Baby P II!

No cheating for us...the sonographer didn't tell us if the baby is a boy or a girl, and that information is double sealed, confined to the glove box of my car. Lynsey is coming by the house tonight to pick it up, and Marsha will be making us a yummy cake that is tinted pink or blue.

We will have our cake cutting party this weekend with our family while celebrating numerous birthdays and Grandparents' Day- I love how it is all working out! Today has been filled with cleaning and such to get ready for our guests.

Anyway, back to the important stuff...
I really enjoyed flipping through National Geographic with Chris while we waited for our sonogram. I don't remember the last time that we have gotten to just sit and be alone. About 15 minutes later we were back in the room with the sonographer. It was really funny because she kept pointing out different features of the baby and saying, "If this measurement is short, then it is an indicator for an abnormality..." I would just hold my breath and about 5 seconds later she would say, "and it looks perfect" and move on to another area.

When it was time for her to find the gender we looked away...we are both betting that it is a boy because she said that she was 100% sure of what she saw. I would be lying if I said I won't be a little disappointed if it isn't a girl, but really, I am sure that I will get over it pretty fast! Eli is such a joy, and I just want us to have at least one girl...and I will adopt one if need be! We have the perfect little girl name picked out; but a pretty awesome boy name either way, we are set.

Also, some of you may not know this, but we are going to try to do VBAC with this baby. I will be the first to admit that I am a little...okay, a lot, nervous about it. Honestly though, I know the scary risks, but I also know that we want more kiddos and the risks can be even more scary the more C-sections that you have, so we are opting to try. I stress try because no one on my mom's side of the family has been able to birth a child naturally...none of them have more than two children either.

I learned a long time ago that the way you birth your child has no bearing what-so-ever on what type of mother you are going to be. If we end up with another C-section, I will be disapointed, just like with Eli, but I know that it has no bearing on my ability to be a wonderful mother. Honestly, we are praying for a natural delivery, but a healthy baby and mommy more than that. I would appreciate extra prayers too.

Anyway, of course, the video of the cake cutting will be put up on the blog, just like two years ago! So be on the lookout Sunday night! :)


Monica said...

YEA!!! I am so excited and can't wait to hear the news. Just FYI, the dr at 20 weeks with Karyn was 100% sure it was a girl, he wrote it down so I could see if he was right after she got here ;) SO you never know....glad all went well with the sono.

Lish said...

Our ultrasound tech was 100% sure Marin was a girl b/c she got a good view of 3 slits and there was no boy part. I think they can be really sure either way:) I can't wait to see what color the cake is!

Cory and Sena said...

Ok, let me just say, my doctor was also 100% sure about what he saw on our 16 week sono and as you know...we got a girl! So don't lose hope yet! At 20 weeks, there's not much chance that one could be mistaken for the other, and both would be highly distinct, so the sonographer's certainty shouldn't discourage you, for sure! I SO hope you get a little girl. They are so absolutely wonderful!!!

I'll be praying about the VBAC. It IS possible! I hope it works out for you!!!!