Saturday, February 27, 2010

Frogs and Snails!

The minute the doctor walked into the ultrasound room and placed that little wand on my belly he exclaimed, "Wow, your baby is very photogenic!" For the following twenty-five minutes, Baby M showed off like a champ. Rolling, twisting, punching and kicking. Curling its little legs up into it's chest and then rocketing off the side of my ute. It was the cutest display of amniotic aerobics I've ever seen. Hubs hadn't seen an ultrasound of the baby since it was a mere 8 weeks old- and I found myself staring more at his face- the awe and excitement in his big blue eyes, the effortless smile that stretched across his face from ear to ear as he watched this baby, that he and I created out of the purest love, roll around inside of me- and less at the ultrasound screen.


While performing the ultrasound, the tech had asked me if I had been having any baby dreams lately. And truth be told, I had my FIRST one only two nights before. I began to share...


The night before the gender determination ultrasound, I go into labor and deliver a perfectly healthy, perfectly full term baby. Everything goes quite smoothly, so smoothly in fact, the doctors and nurses whisk the baby away for what seems like two days. I was so excited that I barely even notice and suddenly remember that I forgot to ask whether we had a boy or a girl! I quickly turn to Mike, asking him, "Honey! Well?! What was it?!" And he turns to me and says, "Oh, don't worry! I took care of it all. We had a baby boy and I even named him too!" Say what!? He proceeded to tell me that he named our baby boy Ian. A name that neither of us have ever discussed, have never even mentioned. So, in my dream I shrug my shoulders and then have a momentary freak out that I had forgotten to call out sick from work that day, since I had given birth and all. Baby boy Ian. Hmm.


The ultrasound tech starts laughing. She says, "I stand by that old tale. For 18 years it has never steered me wrong. Are you ready to know what you're having?" And with that, she had me roll onto my right side to shift Baby M's hiney into the air. The perfect money shot.


Without further a do, we are pleased to introduce BABY BOY M!!



What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails!

As the doctor quickly pointed, clicked and measured, I felt my heart swell with so many different emotions. Excitement. Anticipation. Unconditional love. Peace. We will never forget the day we drove 6 miles down the road, come heck or high water (or 8 inches of freshly fallen powder and blizzard-like conditions) to find out that Baby M is not only a bouncing baby boy, but also that he is healthy. Growing like a champ and measuring almost two weeks ahead of schedule. Nothing short of just absolutely amazing... Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments, thoughts and prayers. Throughout the day yesterday, as my phone buzzed and dinged with each new comment, I couldn't feel any more blessed.

33 comments :

  1. Soo exciting!! Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations on your little man!

    So, will his name be Ian? :)

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  3. this is awesome! Congratulations! :)

    So, I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering, are you going to name him Ian?

    Yay for baby boys!

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  4. YAY! you should totally name him Ian!

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  5. Yay! So exciting!! Congratulations!!

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  6. Yay!!!!! I am SO excited for you!! Little boys are so sweet!!! :) Love the story of your dream too - I've had quite a few vivid ones myself latetly!!

    The anticipation of our u/s is killing me! I'm ready to SHOP!!! Have you bought anything yet?

    Hope the four of you (You, Hubs, Baby Boy & Sheepie) all have a woderful weekend!! xoxo

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for you...there's something SO special about seeing a bouncing, healthy baby after a painful loss - I know EACH AND EVERY emotion you were feeling :-)

    PS - Ian is a super cute name! Keep it in mind!

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  8. Congrats on the Little Boy!!!!! :)

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  9. Congrats!!! So crazy happy for both of you :)

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  10. Congrats on your son!! So exciting!

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  11. congrats on ur little boy!!! there's nothing like seeing that little image up on the monitor and then holding him a few short months later! :o)

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  12. I knew that was a boy baby bump!!! Congratulations hon!! I am so happy for you guys especially that he is healthy!!

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  13. So exciting!!!! Congrats on baby boy!!!!!

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  14. I think having a boy as your first child will be awesome! Then if you ever have a girl he can be the protective older brother! :) Congrats on having a boy!

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  15. aww baby boy M :) I had 4 girl dreams the night before I found out we were having a girl (they were short, and I'd wake up, have another....)

    Crazy that intuition!

    Two of my friends are naming their baby's Ian if they have boys, its a good name.

    Are you having your baby at Paoli?? and also...HOW amazing to be two weeks ahead! woo!

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  16. Congratulations! How exciting!

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  17. awww a boy! that's so great! I want my first child to be a boy. I can't wait to dress him in little preppy button down shirts. Congrats on such amazing news:)

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  18. Yay for little boys! I'm so excited for you!

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  19. Yay!!! I am so excited for you!! Little boys are adorable :) :) Also, are you going to name him Ian!?! lol

    CONGRATS!!!

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  20. awww congrats! what an exciting moment!

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  21. congrats girl, your story gave me goosebumps :) how telling dreams are!! so excited for you guys!

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  22. Congrats to you!!!!! You are in for the ride of your life! We are due to deliver our little baby boy (Easton) in 3 short weeks! Enjoy every minute of your pregnancy because it'll be gone before you can blink!!!!

    So happy for you!

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  23. So exciting! It's hard to believe that our baby boy will be here in less than 10 weeks! It FLIES!

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