Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It's a...

Boy!

We had our ultrasound today to get a sneak peak (or an amazingly detailed look) at Baby #2. Both Scott and I felt genuinely excited for either gender - we love raising a boy and we would love to have a girl. While I had quite a few "girl" dreams, this baby is definitely a boy. Hooray! (Truth be told, it's probably better that my dreams didn't become reality as they were all "its a girl...with no brain" or "its a girl...with only 3 limbs" type dreams.) The best part is that this little guy looks wonderfully formed and is growing completely on track. Since Owen was so tiny, we'll have another ultrasound at 34 weeks to see how things are going, but it's a great relief to know things look great so far.

It's really amazing to think that this baby is only 10 oz right now, but we can already see every finger, rib, vertebrae, and kidney. The tech was measuring things like the space between parts of his brain and how thick his skin is a the base of his neck. Awesome. Beautiful.

True to form, the little guy was supper active, practically running in place and doing stomach crunches. I haven't felt any movement yet, but it looks like I'm in for a bumpy ride once he gets a little bigger. My ribs are already cringing just thinking about what the next 5 months will bring. But we are excited to know that after we get through the next four or five months, we'll get to meet another little boy.

P.S. Don't hold your breath waiting for a name announcement. That will show up on the same day this baby does. =)

9 comments:

Carmen Goetschius said...

Congratulations! Fantastic news! I celebrate with you and your tribe of boys from afar!

xoxox
Carmen

SBM said...

Yay! I can't wait to meet Maxwell boy #2! Having two boys is going to be so fun! Congrats to you three...

Katie said...

Great news! Two boys will be a blast and Owen will be so close with his brother. That is so exciting! So glad baby boy #2 is healthy and doing well!!

Colleen said...

Hooray! Brothers are the best! I am so happy for you guys. It looks like we are in the boy cycle. You make great boy parents; God obviously knows what he's doing! And his healthy little body is the best part of all.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your baby boy!!! I am so happy for ya'll. Chad and Patrick 2 years and 9 months apart, and they ended up being best friends (once they got to high school) Chad took Patrick under his wing, and they are good friends now (ages 30 and 28). They go fishing, boil crawfish, and I am so proud that they get together, and of course Clayton LOVES his Uncle Chad, and Uncle Chad is Clara's Godfather!!! I can't wait to know his name (when he is born!!!) Love, Aunt Tracey

angie said...

congrats! another little active boy for your active family...perfect!

I am Kate Maxwell said...

yay! another nephew! and for a name, i suggest patrick swayze maxwell. it'll be great. i promise.

Anonymous said...

I like Kate's name!!! Aunt Tracey

Kimmy said...

Congratulations, Alissa! That is super exciting for you both and for Owen!