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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Girl, Girl, Boy, ....

* Our January Baby Boy, picture taken Sept. 2nd, at 22 weeks

Since the beginning of September we've had more than a few moments of imagining what our life could look like a year from now with two babies. Since we knew Tracey was having a boy, we just made sure to daydream equally about him paired with a little brother and him paired with a little sister. Both visions would leave me smiling from ear to ear.

For the last few days my dreams and imaginations have turned more specific. On Monday we headed down to the same Perinatologist office we went to last year with the twins. It felt a little strange to be in the same office at the same point in pregnancy when we got our first glimpse of bad news with the twins. I tried not to relive those memories, but I was admittedly relieved when the ultrasound tech. led us to a different room where we could make new memories.

As I was getting myself situated, her first question to us was, "so, is this your first?

"Um... let's say yes," was all I could think to say.

She caught on and asked if we had had a miscarriage. I gave her a very brief explanation. She responded with a genuine sympathy that made me immediately love her. As she moved the wand over the gooey mess on my belly, I was stunned by the miracle of life that is growing within me. We were chatting a bit while watching the screen at the same time, when all of a sudden her wand paused to take a picture and I stopped mid-sentence, totally shocked by what I was seeing...

"Is it a boy?!"

I swear her "Yes!" came out as more of a squeal than anything else. 

Oh my gosh, a boy. No, two boys. Brothers. Best friends.

So, yes, the daydreams now include all things boy. Visions of blue mixed with playing ball and never-ending energy and daredevil stunts. And, we couldn't be happier!

The little guy is growing and strong. All of his anatomy is perfect and healthy. Our Level 2 ultrasound even revealed both of his layers of teeth already formed. So amazing. The only downside to getting an ultrasound from a high risk office is that since they look for more, the chances are higher of finding something to be concerned about.

It turns out that the umbilical cord is a 2-vessel cord, rather than the preferred 3-vessel cord. That was when we heard unwelcomed words like echocardiogram, growth restriction, and "we'll be watching you more closely."

My heart sunk a little. I don't want another scary pregnancy. I just want it to be easy. No concerns, no complications. When the Doctor came in to double check everything, fortunately she eased many of the fears that had crept in. She did confirm the 2-vessel cord, but she also confirmed that the kidneys and the heart looked perfectly healthy, showing that the cord problem hasn't affected the baby or his growth and development (yet). She does want to see us again in a couple of months to make sure he is still growing right on track, but no need to be overly worried at this point. Plus, he's already measuring a week ahead of schedule, so that was definitely welcome news.

Our emotions are about to pop. January eleventh is quickly approaching and we are all ready for Baby Boy #1. We can't wait to meet him! I feel so grateful that we'll be able to give him a little brother so quickly. I don't know how or why we've been blessed with such abundance... but we are grateful beyond words for the mercy and kindness of a loving and provident Miracle Worker.


* Our May Baby Boy, picture taken Dec. 14th, at 18 weeks


11 comments:

Jen said...

Yeah Yeah yeah is all I can say:)

Brenley said...

I so knew you were going to have another boy! I am beyond excited for you!

Ashley said...

that is so exciting! congratulations!!

Mindy said...

Now you have two girls and two boys. It's perfect. :)

Allred Mom said...

LOVE seeing the pictures of both of you little boys! Can hardly wait to meet them! I am so excited!

KieraAnne said...

That's awesome! Congrats! I wouldn't worry too much about the 2 vessel cord thing. That happened to my sister in law and her baby was fine. :)

Heffalump said...

Boys are awesome and so fun! Girls are too of course, but it will be so great for them to each have a brother and to be able to be friends with each other.

Christian and Jennifer said...

I'm so excited for you two! Lots and lots of prayers coming your way.

Carrot Jello said...

Listen to Heffalump, she has a lot of boys.
Good luck!

Andrea said...

CONGRATULATIONS! So very excited for you...so EXCITED!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog from another and have been touched by all you have been through. I also had years of trying to get pregnant and know the struggles (I now have 2 beautiful girls). Mostly I wanted you to know that my daughter also had the issue with the cord and I was scared at first. I learned it was very common and most Dr.'s don't even find it. My daughter was born perfectly healthy and full term and nearly 8 pounds. I wish you lots of happiness as you bring home each of your precious boys.