Wednesday, October 29, 2008

scan results

Baby Burke is a BOY!

I have had girl feelings since the beginning and even though I tried to prepare myself for the possibility of seeing a penis, I have to admit that I cried. I felt so silly because the tech felt so bad and I know I should be happy! I also know I will be once it sinks in, but without intention I've thought of this baby by its girl name for a long time. We don't have a boy name yet, so I feel all out of control with this news!

Regardless of my state of mind, LBB looked perfect. Right away I knew I was going to get a boy determination when she told me the heartrate--it has been a steady 160 but this time it was 139. I looked at Josh and said, "I think you're going to win." He was sitting pretty still for awhile, even though I had SO MUCH sugar today. I think I must've put him in a coma! After pushing around a little he started moving and that was amazing to see. We got some cute shots of his little hands and feet and, of course, the package.

More pics are here:
15 wks


Anonymous said...

That's wonderful! I thought I wanted a girl so badly. Our doctor guessed it looked like a girl early on, but the official 20-week revealed a boy. I was in shock for about a minute, and it took the ride home for me to adjust my whole life perspective to having a boy. But I started to get excited in new ways. However, not even feeling excited about it beforehand could prepare me for what it would truly be wonderful. I honestly can't imagine having a girl now. Anyway, enough about me...I'm glad you got to find out so early and your baby bump is super cute. My sis just found out she's about 7-8 weeks pregnant, so now I have two fun baby blogs to read. :)
~ Rebecca S. ~

Erin said...

Congratulations, Shan! I'm sorry it didn't turn out the way you expected. I know this has been an emotional week for you. Do we get to vote on baby boy names, now that you know the gender?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll get used to the idea of having another wonderful boy like Noah! :)

Very excited about your little blessing!


PS What happens with the game we are playing? Are the people "out" that guessed it would be a girl? I guessed a boy so I'm still "in." ;)

Shannon said...

The game does the calculations somehow to decide who wins based on the stats and the most correctness. I don't know that it means those who said girl are out... they might be right on with date/weight/height! But we won't know until April! :)

Cari said...

I will say Shannon, that there truly is something about the connection between a mom and their son. I always thought I wanted all girls.. but just wait. I can't explain it.. but there is always something different between a mom and son. Don't get me wrong. I love my girls to death and the love is the same with all of them, despite sex.. it's just some sort of emotional thing. the girls seem to have that with their father too.

I believe I voted it was a boy.. but can't remember.. lol

cari said...

awww poop.. I guessed girl.