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    Our baby is a … (the BIG reveal)

    Patience is a virtue (or so I’m told), so you’ll have to read on to find out!

    A few months ago I had a dream that my parents had a baby lion for a pet and they needed me to take care of it while they were away. It was Halloween though and my sister had it dressed up as a Gryphon… wings and all. Now as you recall, Griffin is our top boy name pick, so since that morning, I’ve been just about convinced that we were going to have a boy. Was I right?

    Our appointment today was primarily to focus on ensuring that all is well with the baby’s development. They measured the heart and its chambers, the abdomen, the length of its legs and arms, its head, looked at the spine and the lips (checking for cleft lip), and all of its little baby parts. All looks well! We have a perfectly, perfect little… baby!

    S and I waited patiently for the tech to take all of the necessary measurements. She talked us through it though, so at least we didn’t have to guess and worry about what was going on in silence. We were thrilled that all looked well, but just wanted to hear the verdict: which one of us will be escorting this child to the bathroom?

    I had to use a mirror to look at the monitor. Not the most comfortable of things, but I still got to see our munchkin’s face

    19w4d - face

    and profile

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    Oh… and of course… THE GOODS!

    19w4d - boy parts

    That’s right. We’re having a BOY! Our son wiggled a ton, just about gave the tech carpal tunnel for having to follow him around with the wand, but cooperated. The doctor came in afterwards for another peak and confirmed it. She said that with a shot like the above, she would be really concerned with her detection skills if this child came out to be a girl.

    It’s interesting that either way, I would have been happy just to know. Now, I get to say phrases like “our son”. It’s strange. It’s cool. It’s frightening. It’s awesome!!!
    I have no clue what to do with boys! I’ve never been a girlie girl and always preferred playing with boys. Some of my best friends are boys, but I know how to hang out with them… not how to teach them to use the potty.

    Either way, I have months to prepare for the basics and years to learn the rest.

    So… get ready for Baby Griffin (referred to as Baby G going forward)!

    S can relax now though: he doesn’t have to buy a shotgun in preparation for date nights 🙂

    16 responses to “Our baby is a … (the BIG reveal)”

    1. Kelly Marie says:

      Yay! My son was the first boy born in my family in 30 years. All of my cousins have girls. I felt the same way you do, I had no idea what to expect with a boy…but I LOVE it! Little boys are soooo fun. 🙂 congrats!

    2. Jamers125 says:

      Yay! I’m glad Baby G gave you a good view and didn’t leave you wondering. :o) Congrats on your SON!

    3. very exciting! Can’t wait to see him! Boys are so much fun!!!!

    4. emeraldwed says:

      Congrats!!!!! I’m so excited for you guys!

    5. Kittylove (Ariel) says:

      Woo hoooo Congrats on the little boy! That is so exciting. A son!

      For some reason the nest has me locked out today so I can’t respond there. 🙁 But please know I am grining ear to ear that everything is going well with you and that baby BOY is doing well.

    6. Joann says:

      Wooo! So exciting. A BOY!!!!

    7. lukaface says:

      Congratulations!!

    8. Amy says:

      That is so fabulous! I’m very happy for you and your hubby!

    9. Alison (MyABCLife) says:

      🙂 Congrats A and S!!

    10. Tilden2 says:

      Yep, looks like a pretty clear view to me 🙂 Congrats on your SON!!!

    11. alibee says:

      If we have a girl, our kids can date! 😛

    12. Liza says:

      Oh My!! Big contratulations!! How cool.! Boys are a ton of fun. I always knew I wanted a little boy, and my wish was truly granted.. That little man will melt your heart .. trust me on that one… I love my son and I can’t imagine my life without my little man. Congrats on the exciting news!!! Yipeee!

    13. MamaDep says:

      I knew it 😉

    14. Rebecca says:

      Don’t worry about teaching a boy to go potty, just be happy that you’ll never have to clean poop out of little girl parts…

      congratulations!

    15. Evonne says:

      YAY, Baby G! I love his name! =) Congrats…

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