We are thrilled that a little boy will be joining the Smith household this Fall. Before our appointment on Monday morning we took one last guess. Jarrod & I were both pretty convinced "it" was a girl, but Emma kept saying "boy, boy, boy"! The sonogram went really well. The technician was very thorough and spent plenty of time explaining the cute "blob" on the screen. Jarrod & Emma got to watch for the first few minutes while I laid on the bed with goo on my tummy. I was so antsy to see but from my view I could not :( Finally, she asked "Do you want to know the gender if I can see it?" Of course I said yes! (side note: I think it's really neat that some new parents choose to let it be a surprise, but once you're to that point and someone knows....how can you not want to know?!) She said the words "it's a little boy" and I was shocked! I was relieved that we will have one girl and one boy (and there won't be pressure on the gender of baby #3!) On the other hand, I am a little clueless about baby boys. I have a lot to learn :) Our families are VERY female heavy, so this will help balance things out a little! Baby boy Smith was moving all around....he was opening his mouth, putting his tiny hands on his face and kicking his sweet legs! We were disappointed with the way the sonogram pictures turned out. The best one is featured above. I don't think that we will do 3D/4D pics this time, so that was our only sneak peak before the big day!
Since we were already in Waco, I scheduled my monthly prenatal check up for the same day. Dr. Wang is great, but I have become a little irritated with the length of wait time. Since Hillcrest is in a transition period the hospital is located approximately 15 miles from where her office still is. When someone goes into labor or surgery is running behind, Dr Wang runs late. I have never been seen less than an HOUR beyond my scheduled appointment time. It seems much longer with a 2 yr old along for the fun. Having a toddler in a quiet waiting room is very similar to a bull in a china closet! Yesterday we literally waited over THREE hours before I was seen. It's pretty comical because the actual examination takes 3 minutes!