Apparently, Kate and I are pregnancy twins because we both had our big ultrasounds yesterday, with similar but opposite results. Her little guy is getting a little sister, and my little gal is getting a little brother!
I wish I had a sweet little profile shot to share with you, but this is the only picture they sent me home with, can you believe it? Usually I have a veritable CVS receipts worth of pictures after ultrasounds but for some reason they held out on me yesterday. I guess they got wind that this is my second. Here’s an exterior shot, just use your imagination:
It was a really long, crazy day yesterday and I ended up going to this ultrasound alone because Dave has been pretty sick, so I instructed the ultrasound tech not to tell me the news, but to seal it in an envelope to share with Dave when I got home. We were both so surprised! We didn’t really discuss gender before hand but I think we both assumed deep down that we had another girlie on the way. I would note every difference in this pregnancy and think “Maybe this means boy…” and then talk myself out of it. Really, it hasn’t been a drastically different pregnancy over all, except that I have an insane craving all the time for guacamole!
Sara, of course, is blissfully unaware of everything, but always reacts appropriately because she is a people pleaser like her mama.
In other very happy news, it is my beautiful Mom’s birthday today! We wouldn’t have a new McBoy to celebrate if not for my Mom and her openness to life. Now that I know I’m having a boy, I’m sure some people (hopefully not too many!) will assume that we’re “done” because I have my boy and girl. That makes me think of my mom who had 5 little girls underfoot before she had a boy. I don’t know what kind of fun comments she got when we were little but I do remember at least one comment being made to her while we were grocery shopping and Jimmy was a baby. Surely, she would “stop trying” now because she finally “got her boy”. I’m glad she didn’t!
Thank you for everything, Mom! We love you!