Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Its a.........

Boy! J is getting a baby brother in January! His comment? "I knew it!" with a huge grin!

I just have to say the wonder of technology and getting to lay on the table for 30 minutes and watch my baby suck his thumb and move around was truly amazing. OK, I will admit it, I got teary for a moment seeing that image. I have felt little flutters here and there (and the occasional kick straight down into my nether regions - ouch already!) but to see him and to have the perinatologist tell us that he is measuring perfectly, that he sees no signs of genetic defects (which just backed up a clear quad screening from 4 weeks ago), I just feel so peaceful today.

We started the name game last night - oh dear this process is slow. Naming a child is such a huge responsibility! You have to think of playground teasing, nicknames - good and bad, family names and history. Plus I've been a teacher for 20 years and some names just bring shivers of not good feelings with them. Not fair to all the other kids named "x" who are perfectly fine, but there is that memory..... Then to top it all off, you have to agree! Husband suggested Clayton (I don't think so....) and J thinks we should name the baby Phineas (from "Phineas & Ferb" on the Disney channel) he has been veto'd several times but he is lobbying hard.

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. We are definitely feeling blessed today!