Yep! A beautiful, bouncy, baby boy! Chris, Layla, and myself went to my 17 week "Gender" sonogram! We told Layla the night before that we were going to be able to see some fuzzy pictures of the baby on a computer, screen to break it down to her level. She was so excited! She jumped up and down yelling "Yay!" Then as she turned to bounce away, she spun back around and said "Mommy, remind me to get the baby's car seat tomorrow!" I had to quickly explain that baby wasn't coming home with us, but we would get to see pictures of "it." How thoughtful is she?! Safety first! LOL!
The morning of the sonogram we were all very excited. I asked the sonographer to whisper the gender of the baby into Layla's ear first so that she would be the first to know and could then relay it to us! The time came, the tech called Layla and whispered into her ear. She quickly rushed back to her Daddy's arms. We asked several times what the baby was. She didn't answer. Ugh! Her shyness had set in and she didn't look happy. So I decided to ask "Yes" "No" questions... "Is it a boy?" She shook her head yes and we all squealed with delight! The tech told us it looked like a boy but warned not to go paint the walls just yet. As the sonogram continued though, she corrected herself, "Ok, it's DEFINITELY a boy!" This little boy of ours is stubborn already. Legs were crossed and he would not budge out of his awkward position. The tech pushed and bounced the machine across by lower abdomen until I was plum sore! Do you think little man budged? NOPE! She tried so hard to get some detailed 3D pictures of his face... he wrapped his arm across his face as if he was saying "leave me alone!" Regardless of not getting "great" pictures we cannot complain, we got to see what we went to see... a strong heartbeat and parts that said "BOY!"
The plans were to keep the gender top secret until we got off from work and could then go spread the news. I could NOT hold it in! The first person I called... My Dad, who answered the phone saying "It's a boy." I brushed him off and handed the phone to Layla. "Papa, my mommy is having a baby boy!" It was the sweetest thing! She then informed him that the baby would be named "Ethan." <--- Not true (She has a boy in her class with this name and I guess she fancies it!) We dropped Daddy off so he could get to work and ran to Kroger where we bought a huge blue buggy balloon that read "Baby Boy." We took it straight to my Mom's work and called to tell her to come out. When she walked out the door she was greeted with Layla carrying the big blue balloon! Layla cried "Happy Birthday!" And we laughed and cried hysterically! Mom was so surprised just as I was. We both thought I had another girl in the oven!
After work, we grabbed another "Baby Boy" balloon and Layla marched into "Ganny & Papa's" living room. More, squeals of delight. After that we continued the parade.... to Granny Sally's; Karen-Jeremy-& Brantley's, Granny E.E.'s, and then my Mamaw's! All we're thrilled. I learned while @ my Mamaw's that she had secretly began working on two baby quilts: a boy themed and girl themed. She said that the boy themed turned out beautifully, the girl's however had lots of problems and she kept making mistakes on it. She said she knew it was a sign! (P.S. she's making me wait until the shower to see the finished boy's quilt! Drats!) It was a lovely day! I'm still trying to wrap my brain around having a boy! I feel like I'm in a dream! I'm so happy and blessed! I love you little BOY! You are SO loved already!!! XOXO