To bring back an old school commercial from an telephone company when the son calls collect (do they even HAVE collect calling anymore?) to tell his parents that they had a baby. Instead of wasting money he just says his name is "Jim Wehadababyitsaboy."
So when we went to the doctor this week we found out that we are "Dust and Lady Hiva We'rehavingababyitsaboy!" YAY!
Lady Hiva is 16 weeks now and things still are going well. So, keep up all that you are doing to help us because it is WORKING! :) We went in for a checkup and they did an ultrasound. Now, as you all know we have done this baby thing several times and are used to at which stages different things happen with the baby--and Lady--so we already knew that if things worked out well we would be able to know the gender. Lady even purposely did not eat much for breakfast (we had a 0700H ultrasound) so the baby would not be as wiggly.
As we walked in I asked the ultrasound tech, who is really a kind lady, pretending I did not know the answer, "At what stage can you tell the gender of the baby?" She gave a vague medical answer as she prepared the machines. The vague answer was OK with me in this instance because I was just passively hinting to her that we would like to know if she could find out. (I am usually ALL about the details when it comes to medical things...partially to make sure that I know how to care for the ailment and partially because it is REALLY interesting).
The tech was really just checking to make sure the cerclage was doing what it was supposed to do and that there were no problems to flag, however after a few quick swipes with the ultrasound she said, in her thick Russian accent, "Would you like to find out what you are having?" Lady said, "Yes" so she said, "Its a boy! See the peepee!" It was fun to hear Lady repeat this phrase to her family as she told them later, she had the accent down really well when she said, "see the peepee!"
It is fun to know what we are having, it makes it a little more real. We approach all pregnancies with apprehension because we never know how it is going to turn out. (We are 0/6 so far) But knowing the gender makes it undeniable that we are having a baby!
Now we just need to pray he stays in there cooking for at least several more months and we started the negotiation process for a name....wish us luck! haha...