You are loved. Daddy and I went to the ultrasound today and first got my gallbladder and nearby organs looked at since I was violently ill last night with what we think are gallbladder problems. When the technician got done with that, we were so excited to be able to see you. I asked her to first show us your goods and let us see if we can tell if you're a boy or a girl. Well, she did and we IMMEDIATELY knew without a doubt that you are a boy! We had known anyway, thanks to "mommy intuition," but we were so excited to know.
When we first glimpsed you and realized you were our son, daddy stood there grinning from ear to ear and said "I always do it right! A girl and a boy!" Yeah, okay, dad...you've done it "right" all two times you've done it. ;-) I was so happy that I had to wipe some happy tears away. Of course, if you were a girl instead, I think we would have still both been as pleased as punch.
True to form, you wiggled, kicked, and waved your arms everywhere possible the entire time. You were moving so much that it took extra time to find things on you since the technician would have to first find the location of that part again because you had moved! The only thing you didn't do was roll over so we could see your face. Of course. So the pictures of you are a little goofy looking. :-)
We tried to video tape the whole thing, but the machine wasn't working. We'll hopefully be able to go back soon for another gallbladder scan and then get a video and 3D view of you then! I'm sitting here smiling just thinking about it. Oh man, you are going to be so perfect. I am the luckiest, luckiest mom to have two beautiful, good natured babies. What more could a parent want?!
Your big sister is crazy about you already. I don't know how much she really understands, but she is always oogly-eyed over babies (and puppies and kitties). We tell her that there's a baby brother in my belly, and so she kisses you, sings to you with her mouth pressed against me, rubs my belly, and pats you. Pretty cute. We can't wait to see what she does when she sees you for the first time!
I can't tell you how much we love you and want you...and are so excited about you! I'm even more excited for this pregnancy/birthing/newborn time because after LoveBug, I know how awesome it is. The anticipation is wonderful. You can thank your sister later for that. :-)
So, my dear monkey boy, we know now. We love you. And we cannot wait to meet you.
Mama (and Daddy and Big Sister, too)