Friday, July 10, 2009

We're having a...


baby!  I know you already know that, but it got you to read my post, right? We went to the radiologist today for our standard mid-pregnancy ultrasound. Baby Garff was sleeping upside down, curled in a ball. Kind of looked like it was trying to do a somersault.

We had people calling all day, asking if we had been to the doctor yet. Steve's aunt and cousin left us a message as we were about to go into the ultrasound to figure out the results. When I went to work, I was asked several times about the timing of my appointment. And Catherine called last night to ask what time the appointment was so she didn't have to call every hour to find out the answer to the burning question in all of your minds. Guess everyone is really excited to see if the new member of our family will be wearing mostly blue or mostly pink.  Even our blog readers were so disappointed to see that Steve posted about our concert last night and gave a misleading title, giving several people false expectations about his blog post (he did it on purpose).  

The newest addition to our family will be sporting a Y chromosome.  You guessed it (you lucky 5 people, you!), in December we will be joined by William (Will or Liam?) ____ Garff. It was actually pretty funny how we found out: the u/s tech put the goo (it was warm this time, yay!) and transducer on my belly, and we were all immediately flashed by our expositionist fetus.  There was no denying that it was a boy.  I'd post the picture, but I don't know if it would make it through your internet filters! We did get a great shot of him staring at us with a weird face, that kind of makes him look like he comes from a horror flick:


In less exciting, but no less important news, William does not have a cleft palate, and his kidneys and heart are well formed.  He also has very long legs, and a bit of a beer gut. The tech estimated him at 266 grams or (9 oz/0.59 lbs). Kind of a big boy, measuring a few days ahead of schedule. I keep trying to figure out how he fits in there, because my belly isn't very big and I've only gained 4 1/2 pounds!  I guess its because he likes to stay curled up and in a tight little ball so he isn't really taking up as much room as you'd think.

Here's a foot.  He has really long legs and big feet. Steve hopes he'll get a son that doesn't take after my side of the family (all of my brothers are between 5'5" and 5'8")
Next on the list, baby shopping!  Anyone have any good room theme/bedding ideas?

7 comments:

Julie said...

yay I love it! So a girl for the Titeras and a boy for the Garffs... I guess that makes it an even playing ground for Mac and I. We are so happy for you guys. =)

betsey said...

Great ultrasound pictures. It is great to hear that he is healthy and growing as planned. YIPPPPEEE for William (or Will or Liam) Garff!

jaredandjen said...

Congratulations guys! That is so exciting. Boys are the best!

thailiz said...

So fun! We love little boys - it's such a relief to know they're healthy at this point!

Austin and Kelli said...

Congrats!!! So exciting you will have so much fun!

Catherine said...

Woo-Woo! A nephew! We're STOKED!

Welfymom said...

Congratulations, you two. A boy is a great way to start.