Monday, August 31, 2009
Proud to Introduce...
We have known the gender of our second little bundle for over a week now. The delay in introduction has no reflection on our excitement level but more to do with the name negotiations. In the end it seems a detailed description of the birthing process I am voluntarily enduring for the second time swayed things to my side and bought me some bargaining power...
This is Ben's little BROTHER!!!!!
ETA January 15th 2010
Because little Gabriel was quite comfortable in a position not conducive to clear ultrasound measurements the technician took almost an hour trying to get the necessary images. Finally she had to give up and went to get Jon so we could have a look together before re booking another appointment. She told me I could jump, wiggle, dance and touch my toes to encourage him to flip around while she was gone. It was successful and when she turned the monitor on was able to get the images of his abdomen and heart that she needed. Generally about 10 minutes is reserved at the end for us to watch the baby together and otherwise the duration of the appointment has the screen turned away from us. She kindly let us watch for the next forty five minutes and described each image that came on the screen. We could actually make him out quite clearly and he looks identical to Ben. He is very active and we feel like we got to know him through our little glimpse into his world. The only note the technician wrote for my midwife to give us on the report was "One normal healthy male fetus measuring 20 weeks". It was the most wonderful thing I have ever read! He is gorgeous and we can't wait to meet him!!!!