Ugh!!! Why is it 3am and I feel completely rested? I'm not, but I can't fall back asleep, so what else would I possibly be doing right now?
So we had the big halfway appointment/ultrasound yesterday. First and foremost this is one healthy baby, measuring right on 20 weeks (which is what I am). And if you can't tell from the picture he is perfect.
That's right folks, we're having a boy!!! Obviously I'm so excited. I could tell you I would have been just as excited and happy if this was a girl, but I'd be lying. And since this isn't a girl I do feel okay saying that. Oh, and daddy (who swore he could tell everything he was looking at and knew, way before we were told, that Aydin was a girl) did not have a guess as to what this one was. So when the determining shot came up on the screen and he couldn't say, the first thing that popped into my head to blurt out was "HONEY, ITS A _______" well my grandparents read this so I won't write it, but the most obvious thing on the screen isn't what you would think because Jesse didn't know (so fill in the blank yourself. But I didn't say that... instead I said "ITS A BOY!" And I had tears in the corners of my eyes as soon as I knew. I can't even tell you how happy I was, almost speechless, but not quite. And of course after the ultrasound tech pointed out the anatomy using the correct terminology the next thing that fell out of my mouth was "honey, look how tiny it is." I'm sure that's exactly what he wanted to hear, but I needed a laugh to clear the air before I started crying. She then continued to show us the rest of his perfect self saying "look at the pretty little heart," and "look at that pretty little face." I felt like saying "no lady, let's use words like good STRONG heart, and handsome face," that's my son we're talking about! Oh well, I just sat and took it all in with my mouth hanging open and a big stupid smile on my face.
Aydin didn't have a clue what was going on. When she looked up at the screen she wasn't seeing what we were, because she started making monkey sounds. Hahaha, at least she thought it was some kind of creature, that's pretty good for a not quite two year old. I pointed to my bigger yet belly the other day and said baby. She started poking at my belly button, and pinching my stomach, but we have got a ways to go before she gets it. What a surprise this is going to be.
As to names, yes we have one for him. Jesse, in the midst of a long string of terrible suggestions, came up with one early on in my pregnancy with Aydin. This will be the name! It's the only one that he suggested that I even remotely liked so this is it. However, if we don't have a name to argue over, of course there is going to be a hang-up about the way it is spelled. He apparently has known even since before we came up with the spelling or Aydin's name how he wants this spelled, and I don't like it. So, I won't be writing it out here just yet. Some of you know, but some of you don't and you'll just have to wait. Sorry. Oh yeah, and Jesse says I have to eat steak for the rest of the pregnancy. Gag.
And now it is time to try to fall back asleep!