Sprout is a boy! Our ultrasound tech, Janelle, said she was 100% positive of her determination. I told her if it turns out she was wrong I would come after her. She laughed and said that was how confident she was: she is certain I will not be hunting her down come March.
Everything with Sprout looked great and right on track. Two arms and two legs; a perfect little face; a strong heart, spine, and brain; two kidneys; and adequate boy parts were all in place and functioning. I do have another ultrasound scheduled for my next visit because Janelle couldn’t quite see all of the parts of the heart or any of the bladder, and Dr. S just wants to make sure all is well.
Sprout weighs approximately 12 ounces right now, and his heartrate was 148. He didn’t move a whole lot during the ultrasound (contrary to what I’ve been feeling from him lately!), so I’m hoping he’ll be moving more in 5 weeks when I go back.
Everything with me is proceeding nicely as well. My blood pressure was great (122/70), and I have gained a total of 9 pounds so far, which Dr. S says is just fine. She wrote me another scrip for more of my headache meds (just in case), and I also got my flu shot. The fun glucose test will happen next time, so my visit on December 4 will be eventful!
Riley napped at Nola and Nopsi’s house while Kenny and I were at the doctor, so we went by there to pick him up afterwards. I got Nopsi to take some reveal pictures for me, and I made a special sign for Riley to hold in his.
Of course Nola had to bribe him with a cookie to get him to halfway cooperate: he really did not want to hold that piece of paper. Not even the huge grass-cutting tractor parked by the canal could entice him to stand still for a few pictures, but Nopsi did capture what I wanted in only about 15 minutes. Thank you!
Two boys. Wow. I always did picture myself as more of a boy mom than mom to a little girl, so this is a good thing. Granted, it would have been neat to have one of each, but I know I’ll love having two boys. And I’ll love that Riley has a little brother.
I hope they’ll grow to be the best of friends one day.