Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our Baby Is a...

Baby - Ultrasound - Intro from Sara Matthew Hoss Hop-sing Clem on Vimeo



Baby - Ultrasound - Session from Sara Matthew Hoss Hop-sing Clem on Vimeo



Baby - Hoss - Brother Announcement from Sara Matthew Hoss Hop-sing Clem on Vimeo

We're having a boy! We went for our first ultrasound (see the second video), and apparently our little Coconut has a "Texas-sized penis." Um, okay...

We were ecstatic to get our first glimpse inside my uterus. Honestly, I was expecting it to be a boy (for somewhat unscientific reasons). First, I didn't have much morning sickness. Second, our baby's heart usually registers on the lower end of the scale. And, third, my body is staying pretty much the same, except for my expanding basketball-belly.

Of course, there's pretty much a 50/50 chance of guessing right, so it's not exactly some psychic feat...

Before I was pregnant, I always wanted a girl. After I got pregnant, I honestly didn't care either way. In a super-shallow way, I'm a little disappointed that I won't get to sew a bunch of summer dresses, but I'm eager to try and raise a sensitive, caring, and passionate male. It helps that two of my favorite bloggers, Kristina and Meg, are busy raising some of the cutest boy babies I've ever seen.

Our household will officially balance out: Matt + Hoss + Coconut = Boys; Me + Hop-Sing + Clem = Girls (I'm joking about this, but the thought did occur to me, so I thought I would share).

I've been having some anxiety around various things (both my belly and breasts have gotten significantly smaller this past week; the ultrasound couldn't detect a gallbladder, which can be pretty serious; and our baby's head looks very weird in some of the ultrasound pictures). I have another appointment with my midwife in about a week, so in the meantime, I'm just trying to remind myself that this kind of anxiety is common but that the most important thing to do is relax. I'm also trying to remind myself that we will be able to deal with whatever issues come our way.

Other than that, I'm still thoroughly enjoying the second trimester. I'm officially 19 weeks pregnant today!



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13 comments:

Tiffanie said...

Congrats! We're having a boy too and supposedly it's the year of the boy... everyone seems to be having boys.

Randa said...

Congratulations! I agree with Tiffanie - year of the boys. I know only one person this year that had a girl!

Ms Bear Cub said...

congratulations, sara!!
btw, your venetian hotel video is pretty hilarious. gyno offices are SO UPSCALE, huh??? crazy!!

Ellen said...

WOW! Those videos are awesome and so much fun. You guys are adorable and I'm so happy for you!

Sara said...

Hearty congratulations! :) Wishing you all the best!

spiritandseed said...

Congratulations, momma!!! So happy for you.

Aamba said...

Yay! There'll be time for a girl later. You'll have such a wonderful son :)

Brannie said...

Congratulations to you two! You were right about him being a boy. I wish I had thought of taking a video camera into my ultrasound like you - smart smart!

Therese T. said...

Congratulations, Matt and Sara (and Hoss) :)
Wheeeee

Anonymous said...

Hoss is so cute! He's going to be a great big brother- you'll have to post videos of him with the baby.

Lexie said...

Congratulations! I came across your blog via Marisa at Parenthetical Me after avidly following her on Wedding Bee when I was planning my wedding last year. I'm excited to find a blogger that is going through this crazy experience at the same time as me. I'm 28 weeks pregnant with a girl, and am also having a home birth. We've had a couple of ultrasounds, and after each one, I end up over-analyzing the pictures and imagining some crazy deformity. While some of your anxiety may be justified, just know that you're not alone!

amber said...

congrats! we are due feb. 9th and found out we are also having a little boy! hooorraaaayy for boys!

Rachel said...

Congratulations!

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