We are so delighted to be having a boy! Ava is going to be a wonderful big sister to her brother.
We found out Monday. The genetic counselor at the perinatal clinic I go to for ultrasounds called with results of the genetic screenings (all good!) and asked over the phone if we wanted to know the gender. I asked her to write it down and leave it at the front desk in an envelope so I could pick it up. Then I checked with Kevin to see if he was available for lunch that day. He was so we made a plan to go pick up the envelope and go to Weck’s for lunch. This is the same Weck’s we went to when we found out together that Ava was a girl (blog post here), so it felt really special to do the same for this baby. :)
We were seated at a table, ordered our food, and then Kevin opened the envelope. Boy! So exciting!
I have to say…I wasn’t very surprised. I have been convinced from the beginning that this baby is a boy (although I was completely convinced that Ava was a boy too, so don’t place too much stock in my mother’s intuition). Kevin had a dream that the baby was a boy (and he dreamt that Ava was a girl, so obviously his dreams are more reliable than my gut feelings). And when we questioned the ultrasound tech at our 12 week appointment she said that she was pretty sure the baby is a boy – “don’t go buy anything yet, but…I’m usually right about these things.” So we both had boy on the brain. And boy it is!
It feels strange to know the gender so early in the pregnancy. We can really start thinking about name options, which is fun. I am very excited when I think of having a son (a son!), but also a little intimidated. I know absolutely nothing about baby boys and am especially nervous about diaper changes. :)
I’ll end with the same quote I used in the post about finding out Ava was a girl because it is still so applicable:
“The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” -Pablo Casals
Any tips from all the boy moms out there?