Well, when we had to cancel my first ultrasound appointment a couple weeks ago, I decided I just wouldn't be able to wait for our rescheduled appointment. So we went to the "fetal studio" at the mall (I love Utah!) and little baby BOY revealed himself without hesitation! The ultrasound machine was very new so the picture was much clearer than at my doctor's office--we even counted all ten fingers and toes, just to make sure they're all there. Ellie started getting upset immediately, fussing through the whole process. She sensed that she will shortly be dethroned... Today I had my doctor's appointment and he confirmed the baby's gender and also stated that the baby is quite small, so pushed my due date back from May 5th to June 1st. I begged him not to make my pregnancy a month longer! Well, I guess I'll have to do that bidding with Erik himself. Oh yeah, we've been calling him Erik (a good Scandinavian name), which sure beats just calling him "Boy Fetus" or something like that. Anyway, we're excited, and even Ellie pointed and grunted enthusiastically at the ultrasound screen today. I guess she's coming to terms with the impending reality. When I point to my tummy and say "baby," she gives my tummy kisses and pats. And while Kyle dreams of camping and baseball games, I happily shop for blue and green onesies.
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