I will skip right to the big news....
I'm still the only girl in my house! IT'S ANOTHER BOY!
I'm very happy to hear that Jonah will have a little brother so close in age! I hope they are great friends!
Now, for the details.
On Monday December 16th, I had an ultrasound and a regular check-up scheduled with Dr. Chamberlain. I got out of school a little early because the appointment was at 3 pm in Barboursville. Jesse got out of work a little early too and we drove down together.
I think Jesse was nervous! He really wanted a boy! We went in for the appointment and I expected to have a decent wait-time. I've always had to wait awhile! However, they called my name immediately after we sat down! The ultrasound tech started immediately and she was really fast. She was snapping photos and typing at lightning speed! (Jonah's ultrasound took over an hour...with a full bladder! Yikes!) She said she had been doing her job for 25 years! Jesse was standing up and starring intently at the large flat screen TV on the wall that projected the images.
A few minutes later, she asked me if we had any kids, and I told her that we did. A few pictures later, she typed BROTHER on the screen. Jesse just stood there. I paused for a second, taking it all in. I said, "Jesse, did you see what she wrote?" and he says, "What does that mean?" Ha! So, I said "It means Jonah has a little brother!" Immediately, Jesse sits down and starts texting his family! I said, "Notice that he sat down now!" Ha! He was very happy to have another boy!
I'm happy too! I would have been super-excited to have a little girl, but I'm glad that he's a boy! The rest of the ultrasound went very well! She said that our baby boy was the best patient she had all day. He was very well behaved for his photos. She was able to get all of the pictures that she needed! Also, everything was normal with the baby! He is healthy!
We had to wait awhile to see Dr. Chamberlain, because he had to leave the office for an emergency C-section. Jesse was like a caged tiger sitting in there waiting. Finally, he came in and we had a good discussion about my desire to have a VBAC. He supports the idea and will allow me to try a VBAC as long as everything is safe and he can attend my birth. If he can't be there, then his colleagues may not agree with him and may make me have a C-section. I'm happy with that. At least I have a good shot at getting a trial of labor!
When they weighed me, I was 127 lbs. That was with all my warm, Winter clothes AND my shoes on. At home, I typically weigh about 121-122 according to my scales. I have a feeling mine might be off a little! I'm still wearing my normal clothes, but I have to leave the button unbuttoned on my pants & jeans. According to the ultrasound, the baby weighs about 11 ounces.
On the way home, Jesse and I discussed baby names. More about that later!