Yesterday was the NT Scan for NullyBaby #2. This is where they check the spinal cord for signs of down syndrome. Last time we accidentally got signed up for this, but ended up finding out Ryan's gender at the appointment.....so of course we did it again this time! We are obviously not patient people.
Let me start by saying I have been thinking "girl" all along. Partly because I have felt worse this pregnancy. And partly because we already have a boy, so the 2nd must be a girl, right? (totally dumb logic, I know). I even wore a pink shirt yesterday because I was sure it was a girl.
The first things the Dr. commented on was the baby's large size. I am still measuring ahead by at least a few days, and the Dr. said the baby looks very big and healthy. No signs of down syndrome or any other issues. NullyBaby #2 was sleeping during the entire ultrasound. (A sleepy calm baby, perhaps??)
He then asked if we wanted to know the gender, and we both practically shouted "yes!".
And.....Ryan is going to have a little brother!! NullyBaby #2 is a BOY!!
I was absolutely shocked. I even asked him to double check. And I have to admit, I felt a slight twinge of disappointment. Mostly because I am worried that this little boy will be exactly like his older brother and present us with a few, um, difficulties. But I got over that pretty quickly once I started thinking about all the positives:
1) A buddy for Ryan just 2 years younger!
2) This will save us money! We still have all of Ryan's baby things.
3) We'll have to try for a 3rd baby at some point so we can get a girl!
I'm already thinking about a million things....boy names, room decor, and how the heck am I going to birth this giant boy?