Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Well, that was a surprise...

So not expecting this, but this baby of mine? The one in my belly? A boy. A BOY! ANOTHER BOY! I say that like I don't want that, but I'm thrilled. We wanted another boy. But my gut instinct was screaming to me, girl, girl, girl. I'm glad we decided to find out at our ultrasound today, because I would have continued to insist I was having a girl and then be shaken to my core when he came out a he and not a she.

A little brother for Theo.

The irony in all of this? I now own the two and only male heirs to my family's last name. Sure, the boys' (ohmygod that sounds so weird) names are hyphenated with my last name and S.'s, but still. There is one, single boy cousin I have and guess what? He has three daughters. Oh me oh my. The lesbian saves the family legacy. Got to love it.

On to the medical part, the ultrasound was good. Everything looks normal except...kidneys. Jeez, this sounds familiar...if I took time and wasn't sweating my arse off as I sat here with the laptop on my lap, I'd go back and link you to some of the posts we wrote in the last two and a half years about Theo's ongoing kidney issues. Fortunately, they mostly resolved within his first year and a half of life, and this (where one kidney is larger than the other) is not so rare and 50% of the time clears up before birth. Theo fell into the other 50%, obviously, but at least we already have a pediatric urologist and a pediatrician who knows the deal. So, not great but not the worst news, and everything else is measuring perfectly and looking normal. Big sigh of relief all around.

And now to retreat into the air conditioning.

14 comments:

Ruby at Breathedragon said...

Congrats! Two brothers - so great. I just found out today that we are having a boy, too!

metalstork.com said...

yay for theo's brother! congrats!

Schroedinger said...

Ha! great news! Have you told Theo? I hope this one falls into the OTHER 50% but at least you have some experience &know not to panic!

giggleblue said...

congratulations!

Lo said...

Congrats on brothers!!!

Melody said...

Congrats on another son!

Strawberry said...

Congrats on the little brother! Sorry to hear about the kidneys and hoping it clears up.

Melissa said...

YAY!! Another boy :)

Trinity said...

Thats fantastic! Congrats

Jude said...

Congratulations! You will have to teach me all about boys.

For the Long Haul said...

Congrats on the boy! And just thought that I would share that I too am a lesbian with a little boy, and he is also the only surviving male with the family last name (his isn't hyphenated) as well. Gotta love that. My Dad had one son (my brother), but he has two girls, so it is my son who will carry on. Hysterical!

Liz said...

Wow - 2 boys! Very exciting...been checking the blog a lot, especially since I missed the party!

oneofhismoms said...

Yay! Two boys! So much fun. I wanted a girl so much, but I would not change a thing. My two boys bring so much unexpected energy and, dare I say, balance into our little lesbian family. Let me know if you have any two-boy questions I can pretend to answer! Yay.

Sara I said...

Glad you are joining the all boys club. After N. is done with L.'s clothes, they will make their way back to your house. I am very happy for both of you.