I haven’t had the time or interest in posting to the blog in over a year…life has been busy but mundane, so there just hasn’t been a lot of fun things to share or time to post. However, now Chuck and I have a new reason to post periodically…
As of today, we are 18 weeks and 2 days pregnant with a little boy! His estimated date of arrival is July 12, 2012. Yesterday, we had our second sonogram and the first sonogram where the baby actually looked like a little person and not just a grey blip on the screen.
Unfortunately, the baby wasn’t being too cooperative when the technician was trying to get one of those lovely side profile pictures. We mostly got pictures of his little butt (from the bottom) and a front view of his face. During the sonogram, we saw closeups of the his bones, his legs, feet, arms, hands, heart, abdomen, all sorts of organs…the technician looked at every little detail and explained it to us (if he didn’t immediately explain what we were looking at, I asked for clarification). The baby appears to be healthy and normal in every way.
Below are some first looks at little boy dela Cuesta!
And finally, from the bottom looking up, we got a very clear view of little boy’s bits and pieces…
So…there’s that! We’re having a boy!
I currently have placenta previa (the placenta is situated over my cervix) but this early in pregnancy that’s not uncommon and nothing to be alarmed about… Because of that, though, we are scheduled for another sonogram in April just to keep an eye on it. The technician said that he would make a note for the next technician to try to get a profile picture so we have something more human-looking to show off to folks.
We’re not making any big announcements on Twitter or Facebook…we’ve already told our families and many of our friends know. It’s no longer a secret, but we like the intimacy of keeping something this wonderful somewhat quiet on the internet. We like having control over who we share information with, so I will send links to my blog posts to our close family and friends so we can continue to share pictures and updates, but you probably won’t see anything on the social networking sites until July, when baby boy arrives and we start posting gratuitous photos of his adorable exploits.