Ladies, we have a......

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Astolate's picture
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Ladies, we have a......

Thumb sucker!!

Our u/s almost didn't happen today and I had to call around last minute trying to find a place to fit us in because the original places machine broke or something. Luckily we did find a place to squeeze us in and I was a very happy momma. The baby was moving like crazy and it made me so confused as to why I couldn't feel it at all since with DS I felt movement pretty early. The tech explained that I have an anterior placenta (which I didn't have with DS) so that could be why I haven't felt movement.

Originally I had planned to announce the gender to everyone on July 1st, but what are the chances that any of my family would wonder on to pg.org and find this post? Probably very slim. DH would probably be furious if he knew I was posting this but oh well I have a big mouth. So without further adieu, we're having a BOY!

I'm excited because we don't have to really buy anything new except newborn stuff and a car seat but I feel super bad for being a teensiest bit disappointed. I really wanted a girl, even though I do plan to "try" to have more kids I dread having to do fertility treatments again because of how long it took to get pregnant with this baby and if I was at least having a girl this time there would be a little bit less pressure next time if it took awhile. Sad I really feel like it makes me a bad to person to say that but I am excited, just not as excited as if I was having a girl. But honestly, I have to say I knew he was a boy the whole time something in my gut told me so. My mom doesn't know we're having a boy yet and keeps saying SHE which makes it even worse.

AkMomma07's picture
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Congrats on your sweet BOY!! Glad you were able to find a place to squeeze you in! Can't wait to hear about your gender reveal! Smile

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Congrats Angela!!!

I don't think you should feel bad at all /hugs. If it helps any I am in the same boat, I know that I am going to be disappointed if this baby is a boy. It doesn't mean I will love this baby any less if it is a boy, I just really really want a sister for DD and I love raising girls. I think it's really good that you have found out so now you have until Nov to get really excited about the idea of having another little boy.

Have you told your DS? I bet he is super excited to have a baby BROTHER on the way to look after! Biggrin

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Congrats on your baby boy!!! Its totally natural to feel dissapointed after waiting so and wanting something for so long!! I was pretty dissapointed when we found out we were having a girl! I just knew this one was a boy and really wanted it to be! It took a little while to settle in, but you will grow used to the idea, and even get excited about it!! Im sure everyone will be just as excited!! Looking forward to hearing about the big reveal!

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Congrats on your boy!!! looks like november is a good month for boys so far.

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Your lil thumbsucker is adorable! I agree with PP's, i too was a little dissappointed but also so relived to ahve a healthy baby inside me. And now that's it's been a few weeks since I learned of his gender, I have gotten used to it and excited! I get another lil boy who will thinkl the world of me as does his big brother! I remember being disappointed with DS1 because I really really wanted a girl. I think I felt that way ( and it was just a little bit) until it was time to have him. When he came out, I knew I did not want a girl at all! I was so in love! So I know that will also happen with this one:) I love feeling him move now and today for father's day DH got to feel him kick for the first time! I know it is hard for me to say since I do have aboy and a girl and we didn't need treatment to help, (although this one took 6 months to get pg with and DS and DD were wham bam.) but I know with DD I was very excited to have a girl but disappoined in a way because DS didn't ahve a brother. I remember my late brother wanted a brother so bad but got 2 sisters. So I did want a brother for my son. My sis has 2 boys also, and those ar eher guys! She just loves it! She too wanted a girl bad, always says she wants to try a 3rd time but now she is happy with the 2. So just want to say congrats on your lil boy and your DS becoming a big brother!!! And no worries mama, looks like we all go thru this Smile But healthy baby is what is the best news of all!

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YAY for a boy!!! I was honestly looking forward to having two boys and one day having them share a room with bunk beds (DH got that picture in my mind lol). It took my time to warm up to DS being a boy and once I did I've been over the moon about it and think boys are the best. I'm excited to have a girl but after a couple of years of psyching myself up for a boy I've kinda overdid it and no longer am psyched about a girl. I've come to the conclusion that it's common for moms to have a sense of disappointment no matter the gender. We know we're excited and welcoming of what we've got, but part of us morns not having the other gender.

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You ladies have no idea how good it feels to know that I wasnt the only one that was dissapointed! I was feeling like something was wrong with me for a while!

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Add me to the disappointed list! I wanted DS2 to be a girl so bad because it would just "fit" better and I wanted DD to have a sister. Now I am so thankful that he's a boy and I love it! I have 2 boys to watch out for me if something ever happened to DH (God forbid). God knew what he wanted for my family and if I were calling the shots, I know it wouldn't have ended up as perfect as it is now. Smile So with that, congrats on your cute thumb-sucking little boy!

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Thanks to everyone! Biggrin I feel much better now that the idea of having another DS has finally sunk in, and also knowing that I'm not alone in that department. I was disappointed at first but really what's the point? Not like by being disappointed I can magically change his gender right? Blum 3 We had a Father's Day BBQ and last minute decided to just invite everyone over (it was originally supposed to be just DH, DS, and me) and reveal the gender since I'm already saying "HE" and "HIM" they would have figured it out over the next few weeks anyway and I would have outed myself. It wasn't as elaborate as I wanted it to be because it was so last minute but it was nice. I did want to make cupcakes and put blue icing in the middle but it was so short amount of time and I had a billion other stuff to do so I just got a pre-made cake.

The lady messed up the spelling by spelling I'ts instead of It's lol so I had to move the apostrophe myself. I think I could have done better writing myself but oooooh well. DS also decided to stick his finger right into the A as I was trying to take a picture. We announced by asking everyone to come outside (even though it was a miserable 108 degrees outside today!!!) and revealed that we had alternative motives for them being here today. Then I brought out our wrapped up box with a heart and a ? mark on it out and let DS open it telling everyone that if it was pink balloons we were having a girl and blue balloons a boy. I didn't get a pic of the box and the kids of course attacked it as soon as the balloons were out but it was cute and we had a great day. Biggrin

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Aw! How cute and fun! I love it! Smile Glad to hear you are feeling better about the gender disappointment too.

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Great announcement! Smile

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Congrats Smile such a cute cake, even if the lady messed uo a bit Wink

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CONGRATULATIONS on your BOY!!! that cake looked great! Smile

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What a cute announcement. We've been debating on how to tell our families. DSS and DH will know that day since they'll be at the U/S with me. Both of them are really hoping for a girl. I'm just rooting for healthy.

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Wow what a fantastic way to announce!! gosh you are so clever, my hand would never be that steady to write so neatly with icing!!