The surprise of it all OR finding out there’s a boy in my belly

by Lesley on February 21, 2013 · 14 comments

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I should have known better during the 13 week ultrasound when the technician said the baby was curled in a ball making it difficult to take measurements. But it looks like a girl to me, she said.

I should have known better during a 14 week ultrasound when the next technician said the baby kept crossing its legs. But it looks like a girl to me, she said. 

(Ahhhh yesss…I thought to myself. Simply being a modest little lady.)

And I should have really known better when I woke up this morning and finally felt the motherly hunch so many women claim to feel about their baby’s gender during the early weeks of pregnancy:

It’s totally a boy, and I’m totally unprepared for that news.

The goo went on my belly, the lights were low, the machine clicked on, and within seconds, “Well, that’s certainly obvious,” said the technician, pointing to the screen.

A BOY. IN MY BELLY. I JUST ABOUT FELL OFF THE TABLE.

“Are you sure?!?” I said. I’m sure she thought I was a total dummy questioning her judgement.

“99.9%” she said.

And then I giggled, and gave Jonathan a high five. A boy! One of each! How could we be so lucky?

Admittedly, it’s taking me a little bit of time to process this news. (After all, I was already picking out baby girl names in the late evening hours before bed.) But whenever I replay that room, those low lights, that blobby image on a screen… the surprise of it all makes me smile again, and again, and again.

Everyone I’ve told today says the same thing: baby boys are the sweetest. And I know this is true, even though my experience has been that baby girls are the sweetest. I can’t wait to get my hands on this little one, and put him in a soft green nightgown, and wrap him in navy, and drink in his good smells before they become nasty boy smells. But mostly, I am thrilled to see my husband as the dad of a boy. I am thrilled he gets someone to throw ball with someday (not that girls can’t) and someone to take to Seahawks games (not that girls can’t) and someone to teach to golf (again, not that girls can’t.)

There is something special about a dad and his girl.

And there is something special about a dad and his son.

July can’t come soon enough. Although, I definitely have some shopping to do before then.

photo credit: cute moccasins can be found on etsy.

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14 comments
Stacey
Stacey

Awesome! Congratulations! So excited for you guys!

Allison Moore
Allison Moore

Congrats Lesley! Very happy for your little family. I can speak from experience when I say that Anna will enjoy being a big sister to a boy. Warning: It could make her a little type A and a doting caretaker ;) Boys will be boys and even at a young age I can remember taking care of my brothers and wanting to help. I also remember being fiercely independent and wanting to have lots of girl time with friends. After all, boys were smelly and gross ;) Such exciting news! Hope to see you soon!

Ronda
Ronda

You hit the jackpot with one of each! Congrats to you and it is true, little boys are the sweetest!

kelsey
kelsey

There is something sweet about a boy and his mama :) Yay! Congrats!

Angeline
Angeline

YAY! Congrats!! I love the big sis - lil' bro combo (though I may be biased...you posted this on my lil' bro's birthday). So happy for you guys!

Laura Bennet
Laura Bennet

Congratulations! My daughter is also expecting a boy in May. My three year old granddaughter is very excited to have a little brother :)

Ashlee
Ashlee

SO EXCITED! If you need a shopping buddy, text me ;)

Allison
Allison

Hooray!! Such fun news! Just a few minutes ago when I was scooping up my own boy out of the bathtub and getting him ready for bed, I snuggled into him and said "with a boy like you, who would want a silly girl?!" (I mean, I would, obviously, if we have one someday!) But after seventeen months of having a little boy, I can personally vouch for just how magical it is. So happy for you!

Christina
Christina

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! My little boy has completely stolen my heart, as I know your next little one will too! And, one of each! Such a blessing! :)

San
San

Hooray, one of each! And there is also something special about a mom and her boy... :) My sister has a girl and a boy and it's the sweetest to see them together!

Tim
Tim

Woo-hoo! When we had a son and then a daughter, we figured the set was complete. Now that they are grown up, I still feel that way. You are going to be great parents to your son, just like you are to your daughter. So excited for you! Tim

Claire
Claire

Ooooh! So exciting!! Congratulations to you all! We need to have a celebratory date!

Katie
Katie

I am obviously SO excited! Isaiah and Cousin Boy Miller will be great friends :) Can't wait till July!!!!.... who knows...we could be neighbors too :)