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May 17, 2011
baby scan photo - it's a boy!


Baby scan photo - it's a boy!

Our scan last Wednesday went really well, although the “little monkey” (as our sonographer named him) was in one of the most awkward positions for getting the measurements and checks needed, despite all our best efforts to persuade him to move. It was almost like our 12 week scan again… he just relaxes happily away in whatever position he likes, no matter how much wriggling, jiggling and coaxing we try.

Funnily enough, the position he was in made it perfectly clear to the sonographer straight away what sex he was. The problem came with trying to get a good view of those so important areas such as his heart! But, after a lot of twisting and turning on my behalf, we finally received the most precious words… “everything looks fine”.

Which left only the photos to be taken.

Our sonographer said she’d try her hardest to get some decent photos for us, but with the position he was in we might have to turn the photos upside down to get a good look at him… and then, lo and behold, as she said this, he decided to turn and lay in the perfect position for the photos to be taken. I think we’re going to have one stubborn, but camera-loving child at this rate!

So there it is… we’re expecting a son in September and couldn’t be more excited. There were a few moments of sadness at the fact that as we plan on only doing this once, we will never get this experience again and will never have the “possibility” of having a girl as well, but those moments have passed. We’d have felt exactly the same way were we expecting a girl and realising we might never have a boy. It’s just a strange thing to think that we’ll never do little girly things.

But we are looking forward to getting to know our son and learning all the things that he will love to do. I grew up as one of two girls so don’t have much experience with little boys, but Tim had two brothers and a sister, so he has a bit more experience on that side of things. I am excited about learning all the things that make little boys’ hearts light up.

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    May 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Told you so!!! Amanda I only had one child that happened to be a boy also. I have one older sister so I didn’t have any experience of boys either! My son has been the biggest light of my life and I am so close to him – something I never expected. x

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    May 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Yay, that’s lovely news. Boys are wonderful and fun (as are girls) – you will make a lovely family.
    I think our wee one is going to be the polar opposite of yours. He/she is difficult to scan and measure as she/he is never still and certainly won’t remain in position for a good photo to be taken……oh well, our eldest was like that and he still can’t stay still.
    Perhaps yours will be laid back but stubborn too! Juliex

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    May 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    congratulations! It’s fun to be able to refer to your baby as “he” and “him” now isn’t it? Now comes the important job of bestowing a name upon your little monkey!

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    Kelly Martin
    May 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Wow! Amanda your pregnant and married!!! wow so much has happened since we last chatted on blogger.
    Congratulations on being married and even bigger congrats for being pregnant!
    Hope you are doing really well,
    Much love
    Kelly x

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    May 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Love the photo – just gorgous!

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    May 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Yay! so so excited about your sweet boy 🙂

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    May 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    It’s a boy!! Congratulations!
    My only child is a boy, so I know the joys of parenting a son. There is something very special about the love between a boy & his momma.
    It’s funny, all of my childhood friends have only had boys. Even my best friend, who is due in October with her first child, just found out she’s having a boy. So fun!
    So happy for you!

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