Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's a...

Well, we went for our first of two appointments on Sunday at Baby Envision to hopefully find out gender early!

I took DH, my mom; DH's mom, dad and grandma! I had started getting sick a couple days beforehand but nothing could've stopped me from going. It was SO cold that morning (in the teens I think) but we all trekked down there (about an hour). The place was so nice and everyone was friendly. We all went into the room...there was a comfy twin bed for me, a chair right next to it for DH...and two comfy couches for the family. There were also two large flat screens on the walls to watch the ultrasound.

The tech got right to it and instantly went to find out the sex. She said she knew right away what it was and as soon as I looked at the screen, I could tell. But I looked at her anyway for confirmation and she said...

"It's a boy!"

I was already sort of teary-eyed as soon as baby showed up on screen, but once I knew it was a boy, the tears started to flow. I could see DH's mom from where I was at and she had the biggest smile on her face and was wiping her eyes. This really got me and tears streamed down my face even more. I reached over for DH's and we grabbed hands. I can't ever remember feeling such an overwhelming feeling of joy and happiness. I never knew I could love something so much.

The tech continued showing us everything. When she had first started, he had one hand by his eye and the other in his mouth sucking his thumb. But once she continued the ultrasound, he started moving around a lot. His little legs were kicking and his hands were all over the place. We saw all 10 fingers and all 10 toes. A beautiful spine. He even appeared to be smiling at us at one point, then waved.

When she showed us a frontal view of his face, DH said he looked like Achmed...and his dad instantly said "Douglas!" and laughed. I couldn't helped but laugh too because he kind of did!

The tech kept flipping back and forth between 2d and 3d, which was amazing. I could've stared at the screen all day long. The whole ultrasound lasted about 15-20 minutes and we left with a couple black and white 3d pics. We go back in 2 weeks for a longer session with 3d and 4d, more pics, a CD with the images from the first and second visit, and a DVD!

Yesterday DH asked me what is that little bump above his eye in the photo. I said, can't you see it...that's his hand reaching up to his eye :)

We've already chosen a name...Brady Scott! I can't believe how much I love this little person already!


  1. Oh yay! That is such great news. Congrats on the boy! The pic is awesome, too. :)

  2. He's beautiful! And I love that name!

  3. What a sweet day...I can just imagine the happy emotion that came over you, dh and your family! I LOVE the u/s will cherish those always...he is adorable! And I love his sweet! So happy for you, M! Sending love always! Xoxox