A boy. We are having a boy! It is so nice to be able to say that. I much prefer saying 'him' than it. Knowing the gender makes it seem so much more... real. I can start thinking of how I want to decorate, I can look at specific clothes, I can think more seriously about names. A little boy. (*sigh)
The day we found out was an exciting one for sure. My ultrasound was scheduled for 3:30 in the afternoon. Karl had to go all day at work, and I had to go a full day of teaching anticipating it! When the time finally came, we were excited out of our minds. Instead of just finding out during the ultrasound, we wanted to things a little differently.
I didn't like the idea of finding out what our baby was going to be in a dark room with some stranger while Karl sat on one side of the room and I laid uncomfortably (about to pee my pants due to an extra full bladder). I wanted it to be more special than that. More fun. SO I was so excited to hear this great idea that could give me the greater moment I was hoping for. (Thanks Kaelin!)
Instead of having the ultrasound tech tell us what the baby was, we had her write it on a piece of paper. We then took that piece of paper with us to target. We picked out a boy outfit and a girl outfit.
Then, we took both little outfits to the cash register. We explained our situation to the cashier and so kindly asked her to look at the piece of paper, ring up the appropriate outfit and place it in our prepared gift bag. I'll admit she looked at us funny, and we probably did look pretty stupid turned around as she fulfilled our secret request. When we were all ready to go, we took the gift bag with our baby-to-be's first outfit out to the parking lot. We had plans to go to a park or out to dinner so we could open our gift. We barely made it to the car... haha As soon as we reached our car, we ripped open the gift and discovered the sweetest little plaid BOY shirt. I squealed and cried as Karl picked me up and hugged me in the parking lot. I just knew I was going to get a little boy first. Knowing for sure that a little son was coming filled me with such joy that I could not contain myself. As we drove home, even Karl got tears in his eyes. We could not be happier. I called my mom as soon as we got home and I had to take the phone away from my ear as she screamed and informed the whole house (and neighborhood) it was a boy! I think we are all pretty happy.
Here is his cute little alien face.
I am now 5 months along!! (20 weeks and 3 days to be precise.) An update: I've gained 2 pounds. Hard to believe there is a cantaloupe in there!