It’s a …
Well, my female intuition failed me, but I can’t complain because we are VERY excited to share that we’re having a little BOY this fall!!
To be honest, I was totally shocked to discover he was a he … but he was super-cooperative and showed us he was a boy pretty much immediately. Luis didn’t have a preference either way – just wanted a healthy baby – but it was obvious to see just how happy he was to find out he’d have a son … a legacy. 🙂 And Maya? Well, she was more concerned with the tech “cleaning mommy’s belly” as she said, than what was on the screen 😉 She was interested for all of five minutes!
Our world is going to be rocked! Going from one child to two is surely going to be a huge change, and parenting a boy is surely going to be a different experience than parenting a boy.
That said, we are super-excited for what’s to come. And now comes the fun part … picking out his name 🙂
I know the next few months will fly by and so for now, we’re just going to soak it up and enjoy this time as our little trio, before three becomes four and our family dynamic shifts.
All looks good and healthy and I’m measuring right where I should be. Weight gain has been right on track and I almost choked when the doctor said, “Well you were on the thinner side to begin with,” with respect to my starting weight/size. I have never considered myself on the “thinner side”of anything! Either way, I’m doing fine. They like to see a 10-lb gain at least by 20 weeks, so I was more than OK with my current gain (11-13 depending on the day).
At this point, I can start thinking about scheduling my repeat C-section (future post to come about this choice) for the 39th week — provided things don’t happen sooner). I’m due October 9, so any time after the 2nd is OK … but the 2nd is my birthday and I’d prefer not to have major surgery on my birthday. 😉 We got engaged October 4 though … so that would be really special. We shall see!!
I am just relieved he is looking so good and cute in there — kicking and squirming all over and being, well, a boy 😉