Well as I am sitting with the technician she goes, "Oh, well, hello, so I don't know if you wanted to know what you are having or not, but you are getting a good little sneak peak right now." And I look over and sure enough....So I said, "Well I did want to know, but even if I didn't I don't think it would be easy to not find out at this point."
There was our LITTLE GUY with his legs wide open and well, um, how do I say it appropriately, showing his "stuff". She had a lot of great pictures and positions, but of course she actually had to hit the take button to get them, so I was sad we didn't get many great pictures (just so I could show Ned) but just a few pictures.
She then was very careful to say, "NOW I must say you are only 13 weeks, so I cant guarantee anything and I would for sure get another ultrasound, but I'm pretty sure." Then the remainder of the time she kept saying, oh HE is waving, oh HE is flipping, oh HE is a wild one. So though I debated announcing it to the world so early I feel pretty confident.
The main question everyone has & does ask me is...What did you want? Honestly we didn't care either way at all, especially since we have both a boy and a girl. BUT we feel very happy we are having a boy for the following reasons:
- this baby will be closest to Asher (our youngest) so it will be nice they will have a play Buddie
- Ned loves hunting, camping, hiking, etc. So another boy for those boys trip will be GREAT!
- Scott (Ned's dad) is the only male left in his family, Ned only has 2 sisters so he is the only male, and Asher was the only male in our family, so we are very excited for another boy to carry on the BROBERG name!
- Asher is thrilled to have a brother! (Brownie) yes he is STILL insisting that we name our baby Brownie. That was the first thing he said, so we may have a nickname (whether we like it or not) for this baby. Ella wasn't too thrilled since she really wanted a sister, BUT I told her she is just like Olivia, who she loves, and has 2 little "bothers". She thinks that is pretty funny.
So I am now 14 weeks (in my 2nd trimester) still feeling sick but MUCH better than I have been. Still have a LONG way to go, and it has already seemed like forever! But this news seriously made me glow and just SO HAPPY! It was wonderful to be so unexpectedly surprised with such fun news.
(Thanks Dad & Maria C. for helping out with my kiddos for the day! Grateful to generous people!)