Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This Sassy Classy Momma is Having a...

My 20 week ultrasound and we were told we would find out the sex of the baby. So my cousin Savannah and her 9 month-old son Talon went with me to my appointment. I had planned on recording the entire appointment with Chris' iPod I just bought him, so of course that was the first question I asked. The ultrasound tech told me that it was against policy, but she would put all of the pictures on a cd for me. Not quite what I had planned, but it still worked. Naturally the second question was if we would be able to find out the sex. The ultrasound tech asked, "Do you want to find out?" Two things ran through my mind..."Ummm DUH!!" and "Why in the world would I ask if I didn't want to know?!" I decided that neither of those responses were necessarily appropriate, so I simply replied with, "Yes please!" She goes on to tell me that she going to take some pictures and measurements of the baby and then she will take pictures for us and let us know the sex. So she puts literally about half a bottle of the gel on my stomach (which later took 2 towels to completely get off) and gets to work. She measured the kidneys, spine, brain, stomach, amniotic fluid, placenta, and then she get to the femur. She measures one leg and then goes to measure the other one. At this point Savannah says, "Oh!!! I think I know what it is!!!" The ultrasound agreed and goes back...and there plain as day is a little "turtle." I scream, "It's a boy!!!" and immediately start to tear up. I just stared at the picture for a while, and then I realized something...my son is packing! Seriously, my son practically has a third leg!

Confirmation that we are expecting Easton Michael

So the ultrasound tech finishes taking all of the measurements and pictures, hands me the cd with all of the pictures on it, and leads me out to the waiting room to leave. I very quickly thank Savannah and Talon for coming with me, hug and kiss them both, and dart home so I can get on Skype and tell Chris that he's going to be a Daddy to a beautiful little boy!! I luckily caught Chris right before his laptop battery died so we weren't able to talk long, but I told him that we are having a boy. The conversation went as follows:
Me - "Honey, we're having a BOY!!!"
Chris (with quite possibly the biggest smile I've ever seen) - "YES!!! I knew it!!! Honey, I'm so excited!!!"
We continued to tell each other how much we love each other and how happy we are before we had to get off of Skype. For the past month or so I've had this gut feeling that it was a boy, so I guess my instincts were right!!! Below are some of the pictures from the ultrasound!!! Enjoy!!!

I think Easton was getting sick of taking pictures,
so he was ready to fight!!

Sucking his little thumb!


  1. YAY! This is so exciting! And I'm so glad that you started a blog because it's so much easier to keep in touch. :)

  2. Agreed!!! I'm a little obsessed already!!!

  3. Oh my goodness!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!! How exciting and beautiful!!!! I hope you are having the best time being prego! :)

  4. Thank you!!! It's been a wonderful pregnancy so far and it'll be even better when Chris finally gets home!!!