Sunday, July 6, 2008

It's a BOY!!!

So after spending 5 very long hours in the Aultman Hospital emergency room this past Monday evening, I've decided I'm going to enjoy every second between now and the delivery of my son...that was the newest traumatic experience of my short life! I've never had the opportunity to be poked and prodded so many times within a single visit to the doctor...but one thing I am sure of...they did a thorough examination, and, in the doctor's words, "Everything is perfect!"

I decided my second episode of bleeding unexpectedly, which was what sent us to the ER, was God's way of preparing me for what labor will be like...besides the fact that I was not contracting. Although I'm fairly certain contractions should distract me from any other unwanted poking or prodding pretty easily.

Needless to say, we are diligently praying that this was the LAST of the scary episodes with our little one and that pregnancy will be smooth sailing from here on out...

We had a follow-up appointment this past Wednesday and his little heartbeat was 158 and all is well. We will still have our 21 week ultrasound, even though we already know what we are having, just to make sure the delivery date still matches and the baby is still developing normally.

And, yes, you read the title right, Tony is PROUD to let everyone know that he successfully gave us a SON!! So, there was good news that came out of our recent unexpected trips to the doctor. He gave a resounding, "YES!!!" when the ultrasound tech announced what we were I guess we know how he really feels about that! We couldn't be more excited, it's so great to be able to call our little one by name, to know we are having a son and...for mommy, who likes to plan, to be able to pick out nursery themes/colors finally!!

So, for now...mommy waits anxiously for the first good kick from Noah Anthony...should be any day now!!!


Heather said...

Congratulations on your son!!! I can't wait to meet little Noah!

Lynne said...

Congrats on the news of Noah. how exciting. I can just see Tony's smile when he found out. Praying that the rest of your pregancy goes smoothly. Congrats once again.

Jen said...

I am so happy for you :) Nothing like a big brother for any future children. I hope that things are smooth sailing from here on out.