Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boy oh Boy!

I'm so excited to announce that we are having another BOY! Today I had my 20-week ultrasound and it was wonderful! However, my mothers intuition is completely off. From day one I was convinced this baby was a girl, but the ultrasound proved to be very different from my prediction. Jordan wanted to stay home so he could be surprised so I asked my friend Chelsie to come along. She is also expecting a baby (her first, a boy!) and was great company. It is always such a joy to see the healthy development of a growing baby inside. He has all his fingers and toes and a great heartbeat and brain. I love him so much already and am so excited to have two boys so close in age. I know they will be little partner's in crime together and create a lot of mischief! Jordan and his brother Ryan are 21 months apart and are so incredibly close. They bicker like mad, but can read each others minds and are really funny to watch together. There are so many cute pictures of them together when they were little boys and I am so excited to give Axel a little buddy to grow up with as well. Eeee! I'm so excited! Axel is going to be such a great big brother. I'm sure it will be an adjustment for him and I do wonder how he will react and if he'll know that he is still my baby, but if I know him as well as I think I do, I think he'll do well overall and take good care of his little bro. Here's our little guy...

Now here is a picture of Jordan and Ryan (Ryan is older) when they were little ones.. how cute are they?!?

So excited for our new addition. We are still toying with names... I think we have it down to two! (Which is good for me and Jordan.. we can't agree on many names). Oh, I also had a great talk with the nurse midwife at my clinic today regarding whether or not I will try a VBAC. I REALLY want to at least TRY. I know that at the end of the day the most important thing is that me and my baby are healthy, and once he is in my arms I wont care if he came out of my you-know-what or if the stork dropped him in my lap. But, I love that my doctors are giving me options. They are very supportive to my fears and are really wise as to the risks and what to prepare for. They also said that it is all up to me and they will do everything they can do accommodate my desires. As things progress we'll see what happens.


  1. A little boy !!! How precious. And how exciting for Axel and his little brother to be SO CLOSE in age (as you mentioned!) !!! I am SO curious what you will name him as well !!! I wouldn't even know where to begin guessing :) He looks so sweet in your ultrasound picture. It is nice that your friend was able to come with you to the appointment ! How did Jordan react to finding out that he was having a little baby boy ??! Was he surprised ?

    And woop woop for a VBAC !!! You can DO IT !

  2. Oh, I just told Robert the news and talked of what you will possibly name him. He said Robert is always a good one ! ;)

  3. Thanks :D Tell him I will add it to the list!

  4. Wait, how is Jordan surprised? We all know! :-)
    We are so excited for you! As for the VBAC, its totally no sweat. I did it with the twins! I had forgotten Axel was a C-section, actually. Do what you need to do at the time, but be confident either way!

  5. Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you! I would LOVE to know what names you're thinking about. Thinking about baby names is my most favorite thing about being pregnant. I had a nurse midwife with Ella and she was wonderful! Did you with Axel as well? The best of luck to you with a VBAC! My Mom did with Neinah and everything worked out great.