Last week Matt and I found out the gender of our baby….it’s a BOY!!!
At the beginning of this pregnancy, before I even knew I was pregnant, I had a dream about birthing a baby boy. I never ever had baby or pregnancy dreams so this was a new one for me. When I found out I was pregnant, I was sure that it was a boy. A couple weeks before our 20 week appointment, I had another dream about a baby girl. I started to think it was a girl but that 20 week ultrasound proved that my first instinct was right, it’s a boy!
Matt and I decided to find out the gender at 20 weeks instead of doing the genetic testing. This decision is so different for every couple (& mother) but Matt and I decided to opt out of the genetic testing. The genetic testing would have allowed us to find out the gender around 10-11 weeks. We waited the full 20 weeks which seemed like forever but went by so fast.
At our 20 week ultrasound appointment, this was the 2nd time we were able to see the baby. I was so nervous because I just wanted to make sure everything with our baby was “ok”. I was more concerned about the heart and head but once I found out that both of those were normal, I wanted to know the gender. Almost everyone in our family thought it was a boy besides Matt and I. Matt and I totally thought it was a girl so when she said “it’s a boy”, we were both surprised but so happy. It made it even more special.
I felt this sudden rush of anxiety while laying there. It finally hit me and I just kept thinking “OMG. I know nothing about boys!”.
I was really concerned that I wouldn’t know how to parent a little boy. Matt and I went to breakfast after our ultrasound and he assured me, I would be fine. After a couple hours of anxiety, I was fine! Matt is such a great man and will be a great dad, I know our son will be just fine. We are so excited to have a little boy! I can’t wait to see the special bond Matt and him have plus I’ve heard little boys are “mama boys” which makes my heart melt already.