The family tradition will continue! Little Baby S is a BOY!!! He will hereafter be referred to as little man or Baby B.
I am beyond excited! I really wanted a boy, and not just for A's family tradition stuff (which I'll explain in a minute), but also because it's what I've always wanted. Ever since I was a young girl dreaming about my own family, I've always wanted sons. Don't know if its because I grew up in a house with 2 other women and only one man or what, but that's what I've always dreamed of. I have to admit, I was really afraid of what my reaction would be if it was a girl. And I think that's part of why I wanted to find out so bad. I've read a lot about gender disappointment, and I wanted to be able to get through that BEFORE the baby got here if it was going to be an issue. It's not, and I'm relieved, I think that I probably would have been ok either way, but this saves me from all the emotions that go with being disappointed, and then feeling bad that your disappointed, etc. It's kind of like the vicious circle a lot of infertiles go through when a friend gets pregnant. We want to be happy for them, but at the same time we're upset that it happened to them and not us. Then we're upset at ourselves for not just being happy for them..and around and around it goes.
So anyway, A's family tradition. For 6 generations (he's the 6th) the firstborn of the first born son has been a son. A, his father his grandfather, his great grandfather, and the 2 before that were all the first born. The very first of these (A greats grandfather) middle name was his mother's maiden name, and all the firstborn sons since have had that same middle name. So naturally his whole family, well at least his dad's whole family, was convinced it HAD to be a boy, and the tradition would continue. I'm really glad it will, and thankfully I really like the middle name, it will fit with out preferred first name.
And now for your viewing pleasure, here's some pics of our boy. I videoed the whole sonogram, but I can't upload it until later, so that will go up tonight probably. Assuming I have time between baking an apple pie, packing to head to dad's for 3 days, and getting a foster ready to be adopted that is! What a day!
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