Monday, October 20, 2008

Baby Boucher

Joe and I had a great weekend bed and breakfast hopping. It was nice to just be us. We went shopping on Saturday afternoon in Park City. There were so many baby shops! We went in to peak at the cute mini clothes ... but didn't really feel like we could splurge since we didn't know the gender. We finished off a good weekend today with our doctor's appointment.

I am a worry-er ... especially since this isn't our first pregnancy. I truly think that 4 weeks between appointments is way too long. I haven't felt anything yet -- so I was getting nervous that something was wrong. I got to the office and they were running behind. We sat down on the bed ... and they "slimmed" me up. She asked if we wanted to know the gender ... and I said YES!! She put the "thing" on my belly and we saw the head! The baby kept opening and closing "it's" mouth and leaning it's head back. The baby was very very active! She took measurements of it's head, belly, and femer to calculate a due date. She got to the gender shot and paused it. She asked again if we wanted to know -- but even if we didn't I could TOTALLY tell! Every bit of his "manhood" was displayed right on the screen. She told us it was a boy and then took a couple more shots. I KNEW it was a boy! I don't know why ... I just knew it. I am going to have a son ... which is totally weird to me ... but we are SO SO excited! She said that everything looks great, but she wants to get another ultrasound in 6 weeks to check the heart chambers better and to check the spine again. Nothing was wrong -- we were just a bit early ... and it was hard to see what she needed to. She was able to calculate a due date -- and now we are due on March 29th, (instead of April 5th).

After I cleaned of the goop we went to see Dr. Merrill. I really really like my doctor and his office. I took all of the vitals and sat down in the patient's room. He checked the heart beat -- and everything was perfect. It was a pretty quick visit. I had more blood work done, (I mean you can't go in without getting poked once or twice! The heart beat was 153 beats per minute. It is such a crazy sound -- I love it!!

After dinner, (Red Robin), we went to Babies R Us and picked out a crib and changing table. It is off-white. It is crazy cute and should be in about my birthday. My favorite part about it is that the posts are triangular shape instead of cylindrical or square. We paid half now and will finish it off when we pick it up.

Yeah for happy news!!! :) :) :)


Joanie said...

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that you are having a little boy!! That is super! Congratulations!!

I love ultrasounds. I didn't have any until Camille and Stuart (23 years ago, weird!!) My second ultrasound was at 16 week and there were these two perfectly formed babies: fingers, toes, everything, playing pattie-cake!!

What a happy day for you!
Love you all LOTS,
Aunt Joanie

The GAG nears said...

Congrats!!! Wow! I got chills when I read that you are having a boy. He is such a special spirit already I know it. What a blessing. Glad you got to know already, that is so exciting! congrats!!!

Mom and Dad said...

How exciting!!! A little Boy! How wonderful!
Jen, I wouldn't feel my babies "writing on the walls" until about 4 1/2 months, so as long as everything's OK, you've just provided that little tyke plenty of swimming space.
Congrats to you and Joey WB and bebe!

Lynsey said...

I knew you were having a boy! Have you convinced Joe that you get to name the baby yet?

The crib and changing table are super cute!

Ethan is excited for his new playmate!

Jeni said...

It's a BOY! Congratulations! I can see it now...a miniature Joe with reddish hair running all over the place :0). That's really-really exciting. Wahoo!

Jess and Jen said...

A boy! I'm so excited for you to know what you're having! It's so fun to know, so you can really start picturing just what this little baby is going to be like!

Sara said...

I am so excited for you guys. Now I know to buy bllue and not pink! I love you both and can't wait to hear more!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

So...I was sitting here enjoying your lovely new blue background and perusing your post thinking, "When are they going to say what it is?" in typical Sarah not-enough-patience-to-get-to-the-end fashion when it hits me...HELLO! It's blue! It's a boy!!! I am indeed a bonehead. Sorry it even took me so long to check and write back, but it's been a hellish week. But this is great news...what with all the boy names you have picked out (not).