Thursday, May 26, 2011

oh boy

Picnik collage

1. Gingham Romper from Carter's 2. Bumble Bee Sleeper from Children's Place 3. UNC Overalls from Baby Fans 4. Brown Crocheted Booties from Etsy

It's a boy!

We had the ultrasound yesterday morning and we are so, so thrilled. I don't think either of us were really hoping for one or the other, but now we keep saying how perfect this feels. It's like it's what we didn't know we wanted. We would probably feel the same way if it was a girl, but who knows. One thing's for sure, we can officially say that the Castrodale name lives on!

The whole experience was really unbelievable. I didn't realize how much they would be able to see on the ultrasound. The ultrasound tech measured him and checked to make sure that all of his major organs were there and functioning properly. She made sure that he doesn't have a cleft lip or a club foot. And then she checked his "area" and confirmed that he is, indeed, a boy.

Yes, little boy, I sure did just put a picture of your goods on the interwebs for all to see. But I'm your mom and I do what I want.

When she got to this part, she asked if we knew what it was. Andrew said, "Is it a boy?" and when she nodded her head with a smile, he just squeezed my hand and said "wow" about five times in a row. In that one moment, I felt more like a mom, more like this baby thing is really happening, than I have the whole time I've been pregnant. There was so much joy.

From what she could see, he looks good and healthy. He's measuring a little above average in weight and femur length and will likely be a good-sized baby. Shocking, right? His parents are 5'10 and 6'3 and the rest of his family are giants (except for a few anomalies and the shorties who married into the you, Mir!)

He was actually sleeping when she started the ultrasound and she had to poke at my stomach to wake him up and get him to move around. So crazy. Then when we were wrapping up, we saw him yawn. I died. All I could see was this black and white fuzziness and the shape of his lips (which are kind of big, thanks to his dad) but I fell completely in love with that boy. Our boy. Our son.


We can't wait to meet you, little guy.

3 friends said...:

  1. Awe, I am so excited for you!!!!! Yay for baby boy Castrodale!

  2. Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!! Our baby! We love him!!!!!!! Thank y'all!!!!


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