so, yesterday, thursday, i had a 14 week check-up. we kind of wanted to see if we could peek at the baby's parts, but didn't think my doctor would share the gender. i felt pretty confident that i could guess correctly if given an accurate shot of them. i've looked at enough pictures to know.
my appointment was at 2:15, but my doctor had an emergency surgery to dart off to, so we waited for a LONG time for him to come in. he said he almost cancelled the entire afternoon b/c of the surgery, but knew i was there and he wanted to take a peek at our miracle baby as well.
of course we looked at all the important things first. the baby's brain is perfect. it's heart was pumping. it's arms and legs were moving all around and you could see bones throughout the body. it's so amazing! i still can't fathom how God creates babies like this.
then, my doctor got giddy. i think he was more excited than we were to find out what it was. he did do the ultrasound on my tummy first, but decided that we could get a better look if we did it internally. he did explain that he usually waits until 18 weeks to tell, but that his new ultrasound machine was so good, that it makes it too easy to tell sooner. some machines don't get accurate pictures. this one is new and improved apparently.
it took a little while. the baby was moving all around. and then there it was....
IT'S A BOY!!!!
my doctor and my husband may have fist bumped over the top of me. they were like two kids in a candy store. my doctor did say he would tell me that he was "80% sure" but that he had to say that since it was still early. he also said "it's hanging down to his knees" and "if it comes out a girl, we've got serious problems anyway." our boy was proud and made it very clear who he was. and daddy was proud.
the girls reaction was interesting. we had not planned on finding out yesterday. the plan was when i was 18 weeks, we'd take them with us to find out. but we sat them down and told them that the doctor told us it was a baby brother and that they'd get to go with us to our next appointment to see him. we took video of their reaction. it was hysterical!! karsyn was excited. she said "i knew it was a boy." mykah was just the opposite. she yelled "NO. IT'S ONLY A GIRL!" over and over and over, as she hit me in the arm. she then walked away and didn't talk to me for a while. she finally came around to the idea, but i'm not convinced that she's accepting it well. she wanted a sister!!
so. there's our news. it's been so fun to tell everyone! and now the shopping can begin! we'll probably wait until my ultrasound when i'm 18 weeks or so before we go overboard, just to make sure. and lots of people are asking about names. we might have a list. i'm not sure. it's all happened so fast. we have thought about names, but nothing has struck us just yet. plus, we're known for not telling until the baby is born. we shall see!