Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's A .....

There's no denying it, it's a BOY! Both Rob and I couldn't be happier. I think we both secretly wanted a boy first and in a way I wanted a boy instead of a girl because I worry that any daughters I have will inherit all of my medical issues (hypothyroid and infertility). It was probably the best U/S ever, but I'm sure I'll say that about the next one. He was wiggling and kicking up a storm, but I found out I have an anterior placenta so most movement that I feel is either really low or on the sides not out front. Everything was measuring right on target. His leg/arm bones are measuring over a week and a half ahead and he weighs close to 12oz already. He's going to be big like his dad. For now he's in the breech position, but that could certainly change. We went out and bought a few 3M old clothes instead of newborn b/c in all actuality I think he's going to weight well over 8lbs at birth. I'm just so excited to meet him (but of course not anytime soon!) This past Friday I got an official offer for a post-doc position. I haven't accepted it yet b/c I wanted to wait to hear from at least one other lab, but it looks like it will be my best option. I'm really excited about it and it will mean we will be moving to ATL either before or after he's born. Luckily the Prof didn't have any issues with my needing to take time off and he even said I could wait until November to start. I don't think we'll be able to survive on a single income for that long, but we'll see how things go. My next OB appt is on April 26. Can't believe I'm half-way there. Now I just need to get to viability and I'll breathe a little easier. Grow baby grow!


14 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! Beautiful ultrasound pictures and great news about the job offer!!

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  2. YAH!!!! CONGRATS!!! Boys are soooo much fun:) I am so happy for you all. I completely understand the excited about half way there but also wanting to get to viability etc....
    It so hard to know what size to buy, I am afriad to buy too many newborn outfits etc... because having diabetes there is a good chance the baby will be on the larger side etc... Have fun shopping (and registering!).

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  3. Yay! So happy for your guys.

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  4. Awww, congratulations on your baby boy! I'm having a boy too :-) And like you, I have an inkling he'll be around the 8lb mark as he was measuring a week ahead at my 20w scan. So exciting!

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  5. Exciting!!!! Congrats! And congrats on the post doc. You'll be moving down my way. I live north of Atlanta, near Chattanooga. :D

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  6. Lots of happy things happening for you! Congrats on your SON. Isn't it amazing to know who you're carrying in there? And congrats on the job offer too. This is your time, Melissa. Enjoy every moment!

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  7. Congratulations on your news of expecting a baby boy! Congrats on getting your offer in ATL, too! It is good to know that you have one job secured and I will be curious about the last position, too. Hope you are enjoying your pregnancy, especially as so much is falling into place for you guys. :)

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  8. congratulations on your boy!!! did you have any idea? some people say they just get a 'feeling' one way or the other..and a friend of mine said she thought she was having a boy because she was drawn to look at all boys' stuff...though who knows! i'm constantly sitting here wondering.

    so good about your job, and yay for baby measuring ahead! grow baby, grow!!

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  9. Congrats Melissa - really really happy for you! Any nicknames yet??

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  10. Congratulations Melissa!!! It's so exciting!

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  11. Congrats on both accounts! I thought boy all along... :) Ideas for names?

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  12. Congrats!

    We need to get together for lunch or dinner before you move. xo

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