Monday, March 31, 2008

It's A. . .

We arrived bright and early at 6:45 am for our anatomy scan this morning. I think that I had about two hours of sleep, and crappy sleep at that. I had all sorts of bad dreams and worries that kept me up for most of the night.

Our technician was nice and friendly, asking us if we wanted to know the sex "it it was possible." We eagerly responded in the affirmative.



She started at the head and gave us this beautiful profile shot. How gorgeous is this little one?











Then, she checked out the four chambers of the heart. . . and moved south. . .

Stomach? Check.

Bladder? Check.

Kidneys? Left and right? Check. Check.

Further south, until she reached the area that we had been waiting for.

And both of us thought we saw something, but she didn't say anything, so we kept quiet for a few more seconds. But she still didn't say anything.
My husband finally said, "Unless I am mistaken, I think I see boy parts."
To which she matter-of-factly responded, "Yes, it's a boy."
So, despite the guesses of about 99% of people that saw me in person and 58% of you that voted here, our baby is undoubtedly a baby boy. As evidenced by this shot:

Then, she switched to a different probe and let us see our little boy in 4-D. I cried such tears of relief and happiness. Regardless of gender, the health of our child is such a miracle.


After this amazing ultrasound, we went out to breakfast and then started our registries at BRU and Tar.get. I am exhausted, but I had to post here before taking a much-needed nap. Thank you for your love and prayers.

Oh, my gosh, we have a son.


32 comments:

Anonymous said...

yayyyyyyy i guessed right!! SOO EXCITED FOR U!!...congrats on the baby boy!! woooo hooooooo!

....love, Kam at feelingempty.wordpress.com

Maria said...

YAY!!! CONGRATS You're having a boy!!

I knew it!!!

Your little one is soooo perfect.

Nicky said...

Congratulations! Beautiful ultrasound images, and nice that the "gender" picture is so totally unambiguous!

Geohde said...

I'm so thrilled for you!

My scan is tomorrow, and I'm biting my nails to bits....after ultrasound has brought such bad news in the past I just cannot relax into the idea that the major information of the day will be gender....

J

gracechild said...

in the words of whitney houston in waiting to exhale, now we can say shoop. :) congratulations dear, u deserve nothing but the best

Antigone said...

Congrats!

Polka Dot said...

congrats!! And such awesome pictures! Amazing how detailed they are.

Kristen said...

YAY!!! I also guessed right! We're both having baby boys - can you believe it? He is beautiful. So handsome. Congrats!!! XOXO

Fertilized said...

i guessed right!! Oa m so excited we are both having boys!! YAH for hearing the words "perfect" regarding your Son!!!

wanttobeamom said...

I am so happy for you!!! What a beautiful day and wonderful news!!!! Yeah!!!! Thank you for sharing!

My Reality said...

Congrats on the little boy!!

Waiting Amy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Of course, I was totally wrong, but I usually am about those things!

Congrats to you both! Boys are fun! And so happy to hear a healthy pregnancy.

Freyja said...

WOOT!!!

Julie said...

Congrats Katie! How exciting to know what you are having!!!

Btw, I loved the belly pics too! I think you look fabulous!

10 day countdown until our anatomy scan... :)

Jen said...

Hooray!

I am so glad that everything went well!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Congrats on your beautiful, healthy son! What wonderful news!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

YAY! Congratulations! :)

Ally said...

He's gorgeous. Gorgeous, perfect, amazing. And he's all yours! Congratulations to both you and your husband!!

Mel said...

what amazing photos!!!!
congrats, dear katie.
I am so happy for you. Fertility shots be damned, I am crying!

soapchick said...

Congratulations Katie! A boy is wonderful!

Mrs. Piggy said...

Oh my, I'm almost never wrong! I'm so happy for you guys....what an adorable little boy you got in that belly. I must admit I am extermely jealous...I dont get any 3d/4d shots....it sure makes it seem real...congrats!!!

Annalien said...

Congratulations! What lovely ultrasound pictures. And I just want to add that you look really great in the bump pictures of the previous post. Definitely not "fat" whatsoever. A pretty, well-groomed, radiant, pregnant girl.

Sam said...

I knew it! Congratulations on your son! GO BLUE!!!

Tracy said...

I am SO thrilled for you both. I couldn't wait to get on here this morning to see what the verdict was.

Hooray, hooray, hooray!!!!!!!!!

alison said...

Ahhh!!! Katie!! A prince!! I was so wrong. :) He's absolutely adorable!

Laura said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Beautiful pictures of your handsome baby boy. :)

Ms. J said...

Congrats, Mommy! And you look beautiful in your photos with that belly :o)

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your precious baby boy!!! I was totally wrong too (when I guessed girl), but having a son, I can tell you how much I love having a boy and am sooooooo happy for you!!!

Chris said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Jen said...

Congrats! I was so wrong on my guess, LOL. This is wonderful!

JJ said...

Congrats on the BLUE news--yay for a bouncing baby boy=)

BrownEyedGirl said...

Congratulations on your blue bundle of joy! Sorry I'm so late in saying so!!! But congrats a million times over! :D