Last week Dom and I headed off to get an anatomical screening ultrasound (fancy for penis or vagina) and there it was, LOUD AND CLEAR, if it made noise. It's a BOY!!! I don't have a digital copy of these pictures just yet but in the event I get one I will share, for Dom's sake, as he was pretty proud of the little guy showing off his junk. His chest stuck out a little further that day and I think he and the male doctor doing the ultrasound exchanged some looks, secret hi-fives, things men do when it comes to the size of their man parts.
What does it mean to me? A whole new world of baby. I have my little girl, who I love more than life, and all that comes with being her mom. Raising her to be kind, strong, and independent without being a raging feminist, loving shoes and handbags, but not afraid to get dirty. Pigtails, dresses, nail polish, and PINK.
In about 20 or so weeks I'll have BLUE. Those of you that think it's lame to be so gender specific with colors, sorry, but I'm somewhat traditional in that regard. Love yellow, green, blah blah blah, but my babies will be distinctly different. BLUE means cars, trucks, sports, hunting, fishing, bad sci-fi movies with Daddy (probably my daughter too), and teaching him also how to be strong and independent, but loving and nurturing like his father is.
I'm beyond grateful, blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to be a mama to a little boy. I can't wait to meet him, snuggle him, and love him every day as he grows up - even when he drives me crazy and one day brings home a girlfriend. I know I have plenty of time but I'm announcing here and now that the day he does that and she has on the slightest thing skanky and he's all into her, doing what she says, whatever, mama will need a drink. Many drinks.
For now, I can't wait to focus on his tiny fingers and toes, saving him from his big sister, being 100% responsible for a beautiful, little life. We are looking forward to meeting you, little man, adding the last addition to our crazy family. Keep growing like you are, enjoy the peace and quiet as I guarantee the moment you arrive, you will have none.