This morning my mother came over at 8:30 so that Troy and I could make the grueling trek across the street to Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and have an ultrasound of our latest offspring. To tell the truth, I've been almost positive that we were having a girl. This pregnancy has been much more similar to RAP's than to CTP's, and when we heard the heartbeat at one of my appointments, my midwife told me that it was pretty fast, thus much more likely a girl than a boy. Also, and don't laugh, but have you heard of the Chinese gender horoscope? There's a calendar based on the age of the mother and the month of the baby's birth that predicts the gender of the baby. It's been correct for both my kids, and is often correct for friends I know. Well, it said that I was having a girl if the baby was due in September, which my midwife predicted. However, today at the ultrasound, it was determined that I'm farther along than that, and I'm actually due in August - just the day after RAP was due. And yes, the Chinese calendar predicts a boy for me if it's due in August. Funny, huh.
Needless to say, we're very happy. It's a little strange whenever you have to adjust your thinking like this. I really truly thought I was having a girl, had been imagining a girl and planning for a girl, remembering all my favorite little things that RAP wore, thinking of names, etc. And suddenly, that person doesn't exist. It's a boy! I'm really happy that CTP is going to have a brother. I think RAP will probably enjoy being the only girl. Of course, only time will tell us that. I don't have any boy names picked out at all, but it sure is fun for us start thinking about that, and seeing that healthy little body growing and moving around in there. We got to see his little hands in front of his face, and we saw him yawn. He's a kicker, too. Wow. I'm actually getting more excited to meet this person. Of course, this evening when C dumped an entire glass of milk on the floor while R was clinging to my legs and crying, it was hard to imagine throwing a baby in the picture too, but I'm sure we'll all survive, right? RIGHT???? Of course we will.