January 11, 2011

It's a boy! And Fetal Echo Results


We found out the sex of this baby last month, at our Level II ultrasound in December.  Honestly, I had been telling my hubby all along I really thought it was a boy and would be shocked if it wasn't - so I was glad to be proved right.  And he was impressed by my motherly intuition to say the least. =)

We hadn't shared the sex with too many because we wanted a reconfirmation of that info before we announced it more publicly.  When they asked us if we wanted to know the sex back in December, we decided yes, for two main reasons.

1) Our first two kids were surprises ~ so we have already experienced the joy and anticipation of waiting.  So we figured our last two we would find out, which included Alexa and this baby. 

2) I need to figure out where I'm going to put this baby {lol ~ that sounds bad} but really I just mean we've run out of rooms/space and in order to make some space wanted to know if I should keep or move out all the baby girl clothes Alexa has grown out of.  I also need to figure out if Alexa and this baby should share a room for now or if I should move Alexa to her sister's room. Would love to hear your ideas!

So anyway, I now feel like I can {cautiously} proceed with the 'clean the room out' plan.  I had a friend who was told boy, boy boy and then ended up having a girl, hence my apprehension with this matter.  But we could clearly see all his little parts so there is not much denying the fact. We are thrilled as this means we will have two boys and two girls and our older son gets to have a brother!

However, of even greater importance is that the fetal echo cardiologist told us the baby's heart looks great!  We had our much anticipated fetal echo this morning.  I was so stressed, because Caleb was sick this morning, Yasmin missed the school bus, Alexa stayed home with Nana so there went my carpool partner, traffic was terrible and I still had to pick up hubby before my appointment.  We were late but they still thankfully took us in.  It felt much different than last time.  We were still a bit nervous but since the Level II ultrasound gave us good news we went in feeling much more optimistic and just much more educated and prepared on the matter.  I couldn't help but remember the first time I lay on that bed for my last pregnancy.  I was scared terrified about what they might find, about what that meant for the baby I already loved SO much. The appointment was long.  They were being very thorough.  They were training a new doc to do fetal echos so they were taking their time.  Either way my hubby and I were just thrilled with the results.  We are so thankful for a healthy baby boy!

After entering the CHD world and seeing much pain and loss I will never again take for granted the health of my baby's or any baby's.  The body is so wonderfully made and so complex I realize more than ever now there are many thing that can go wrong.  I just hope/pray that baby makes it safely into our arms and home.

The only other thing that remains weighing heavily in my heart is Alexa's next echo appointment, which is suppose to be done sometime in April - about a few weeks before my due date. I just pray pray pray for more good news, really just no change in her pulmonary conduit pressure would be awesome! Sigh....

But for now everyone happily anticipates the new arrival of the 'little brother'.  We are working on names!


  1. Michelle,

    Congratulations on your healthy and growing baby boy! I am so thrilled for you. I had tears streaming down my cheeks reading about the fetal echo results. Such a relief, to say the least. Congrats again. I hope, someday, to be in your shoes.

    Heart hugs,

  2. Great news!!! And so happy for your new little BOY =) Hugs!

  3. Wonderful news Michelle! I am overjoyed for all of you!!!

  4. Congratulations!! How exciting! I'm so glad to hear "little brother's" heart is healthy. What wonderful words!! :)

    I'm 21 weeks this week. We go at 24 weeks to the cardiologist for the fetal echo so I'm anxiously awaiting that one...

    Congrats!! :)

  5. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you :) Hope you have a wonderful rest of the pregnancy, enjoy!


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