It's a BOY !!!!!! Wahoo!!! We couldn't be more pleased! The dr said there's no mistaking it. And he checked all the in-depth stuff to make sure that he doesn't have any of the genetic problems that are coursing thru our gene pool. The spine is completely intact so there's no sign of the prenatal version of Kev's HPP disease . . . if there was a problem, the baby wouldn't have a skeletal system and would be stillborn . . . and the heart was fully functioning and intact so there's no sign of congenital heart defects. When Kev told the dr about the health concerns we always have to ask about he said, "So, you're not bringing alot to the table, are you?" and Kev laughed and said, "Yeah, she didn't read all the disclaimers about me before she agreed to get married, did she?"
Gennie is thrilled to have a little brother on the way. This past week she's been thinking thru all the things she can share with the baby . . . all her old baby stuff like the bouncy seat and Exer-saucer and high chair and swing . . . and had decided that she wanted a sister instead because the sister could wear her clothes. But now that she knows it's a boy she has decided that it will be much more fun to buy new clothes for him . . . the girl can shop! We'll still use most of the other stuff . . . hey, we saved it this long in a house with NO storage areas so we better get some more use out of it.
The dr said the measurements were showing that the due date is within 2 weeks either way so he plans to leave it as Aug. 5 but with 2nd time c-sections they usually go in after them at 39 weeks so I don't actually go into labor. That brings the birth date to either July 31 or Aug 2 . . . here they only schedule c-sections for Tuesdays and Thursdays . . . I guess I shouldn't complain about the bizzare scheduling here . . . in Jan 2006 they finally passed a hospital policy that epidurals would be available 24/7 from then on instead of just between the hours of 8am and 5pm . . . if you went into labor other than those hours you were forced to have a drug-free natural birth unless it was an emergency c-section! Whatever! Anyway . . . 19 weeks to go!