Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Totally & Completely Outnumbered!

Such exciting news for the blog today. We had our level two ultrasound today and the most important news to report is that ALL IS WELL! My placenta moved away from my cervix and while accreta is still a bit of a concern, we went home with a positive report from the perinatal office. It's such a relief. During the hour long ultrasounds, they took a million measurements looking for any concern of abnormalities or disorders and both the tech and the doctor said that they found absolutely nothing of concern. Everything looked great which was amazing to hear. At this point, my OB will review the films and findings from the perinatal office and decide if he wants me to follow up with another ultrasound in a bit or if we're good to go and proceed as usual.

The exciting news is that we're having another boy. I am so freakin exstatic that I can't even put it into words. Two boys. Brothers. Love it. I always pictured myself as the mom to girls until I had Connor. After spending the last 2+ years with him I just can't imagine it any other way. We would have of course been thrilled to find out we were having a girl, but being told that it was another boy on the way was just perfect. Jeffrey and I have always imagined that Connor would have a little brother. He loves babies and so I'm thinking he's going to be an amazing little brother.

Now that I'm 18 weeks along, there's more going on with BBB2. (Carly reminded me that I can add a third "B" to the moniker since it's Baby Boy Barnes 2!) We learned in the ultrasound that he's measuring a little small still, but that's totally normal considering it's my kid. I make small babies. End of story. He's about 6 ounces right now--about the size of a bell pepper, which is really just an ounce or two behind normal. He's staying busy flexing his arms and legs which we saw lots of during the ultrasound. He was moving around like crazy. Poor guy looked so cramped in there thanks to the location of my damn placenta.

We're not wierd about telling the baby name (not that I think it's wierd, except that yeah i really do) so as of right now his name is Noah. Noah Jackson Barnes. I have loved the name Jackson for years, but Jeff really isn't a fan. Connor Keith got his dad, grandpa and great-grandpa's middle name so if you think of it, Jeff kinda got to choose that one. This one is mine! Jeffrey fought it for a long time, but today as we were doing the ultrasound he conceded. We were told BOY and Jeffrey said "Hi there Noah Jackson". I think at this point, we have to stick with this name, as that was a really cute moment.
We got lots of ultrasound pics too, so I'll get those posted tonight. Thanks for checking in on us!


Jill said...

Let me be the first to say Congrats and how I excited I am that you are going to have another BOY! And Noah Jackson is a fabulous name!

witticism here said...

Yay for boys!

Karen said...

Yay!! Congratulations!!
How exciting! I love the name Noah Jackson! So, so cute :)

Katy said...

I'm so happy for you.

The Neerings Family said...

Brothers! Fun! Love the name. I especially like Noah first because Jackson is so popular, but that' just me. And I know it doesn't matter what people say once you decide on a name! ;o)

Owen's middle name is also Keith...after his Opa (Paul's dad).

Jill said...

Congratulations on another little guy!

Aimee said...

I'm so happy everything is okay! And I love the name for BBB2!