Thank you guys so much for your prayers and well wishes this week. We had our 20 week scan today, and apparently I’m only 18 weeks. Funny how with your sixth, you just cannot seem to keep up with how many weeks along you are. Whenever I go into the OB’s office and they ask me how many weeks along I am, I have to respond with, “Don’t you have that in your chart somewhere?”
I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was incredibly anxious about this appointment. The OB sent me to the perinatologist for the scan and had in big red letters in my file: “LOOK FOR GENETIC ANOMALIES.” Well, ok then. This should be fun!
Ok, I know both of you reading this are just scanning past all of my yadda yadda yadda-ing to get to the good part. BUT FIRST! I will have to say for the sake of my inexplicable compulsion to chronicle my life on here, that the tech hovered a long time over the heart, and looked for all of the soft markers for genetic issues. She then, of course, told us nothing about the results but instead said the doctor would be right with us to explain everything. She left the room and we waited an agonizing eternity for the doctor to come in, while I very helpfully said to Scott that there was something wrong, I just knew it in between clutching his hand and saying the rosary in my head. The perinatologist FINALLY came in and got down to business of showing us his thoughts on the ultrasound. He told us that everything looked great. Praise the Lord and the countless saints and angels in Heaven that I had been begging for their intercessions.
Ok, if you were skipping ahead, you can stop here. The ultrasound tech asked if our last one was a girl. We told her the last five were girls. She said, “well, this one is a boy.” Both of our jaws fell to the floor. I started crying, which in turn made the tech start crying. Scott furiously texted everyone he knows, beginning with my brother. That was the person he most wanted to tell, because my brother is the youngest of three girls and a boy.
So yes, this little guy is going to have five older sisters. My mind is blown.
What should we name him?!!!! After Ruth, Rose, Wren, Rhea, and Regina?!!!
Things are about to get even more interesting.