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!