Friday, May 6, 2011

The Schwartz's vs Spotting the Turtle

We had the ultrasound today to find out what the newest little Schwartz is.  I love ultrasounds, not enough to pay for the 4D mind you, but I do find them very exciting.  When we had Sarah's at 19 weeks, it was the first time and we didn't know what to expect.  It was just so overwhelming and awesome to see her before we could meet her.  I remember she was so active; she was sucking her thumb and kicking her legs.  The ultrasound tech even pointed out that she apparently peed during the ultrasound.  I remember looking over at Chris and he was just beaming.  We immediately went to target afterwards to buy a frame so Chris could put one of the ultrasound pictures on his desk.  Needless to say, we've been really looking forward to the 19 week ultrasound this go around.

Since my parents probably won't be able to be there for the birth of this one since Emily and I have due dates so close together, I invited my parents over for the ultrasound.  You know they had them back in the day I guess, but not ones as clear as they are now since people didn't use to find out the gender.  I don't know.  So I told the wonderful lady doing the ultrasound that my parents had never seen one so she was really nice and explained everything.  It was a very educational experience.  Luckily we had every intention of finding out the gender since the first image up on the screen was our baby spread eagle making sure we were aware.  The ultrasound tech said, "Oh, it's a boy!  There's the turtle."  But compared to Sarah, he was a pretty mellow dude.  He yawned a few times, but for the most part, I think he was asleep.  I was mostly entertained by the tech poking our little boy in the head trying to annoy him and get him to move so she could get different measurements.  It made me feel better about when I grab my belly, shake it and say "Shaken baby syndrome!"

Chris wasn't as excited as I would have expected when we got the official announcement that it was a boy.  He finally explained why the other day.  Our doctor is pretty ultrasound happy.  They actually did one on me at 12 weeks to "confirm dating" which I think is bunk.  Anyway, while you're not supposed to be able to tell at 12 weeks, once again, this boy isn't shy.  We both saw what we were pretty sure was little boy parts.  And the ultrasound tech that time even said, you know it's too early to confidently tell you it's a boy...but...if that's not a penis I don't know what it could be.  Chris took that as "that's my boy".  I took it as a cautious it's probably a boy but don't go around announcing it.  Of course we showed the picture to my friend Annie, who pointed right at his junk and said "it's a boy".  After that I decided not to show people the picture because I like waiting until the halfway point to know. It gives me something to look forward to.

But know we know and we're both really excited.  So without further adieu I introduce you to Cody Dennis Schwartz.

(Don't bother looking for the turtle.  I decided to keep it classy and not post the picture with the arrow pointing at his stuff and the exclamation of "it's a boy!")

1 comment:

  1. I had forgotten I had said that when you showed me the picture! HA! I am excited for you! Boys are fuN!