This past Tuesday we had our second sonogram to find out the sex of the baby and to make sure that he was healthy and growing. The appointment before finding out the sex was nerve wrecking! The doctor examined every inch of the baby, his brain, his spinal column, his heart, his stomach, and after about 20 minutes we were beginning to wonder if we would ever find out the sex. It didn't help matters that our baby is extremely camera shy and would move anytime the doctor came near him with the ultrasound machine. We heard the heartbeat and saw him kick and move around, and after what seemed like an eternity we finally saw it. After months of waiting it was finally official ... we are having a BOY! We are so excited and can't wait to meet our son in a few months.
I have to be perfectly honest though, I am terrified at that idea of having a son. I grew up in a household with one sister, and I don't know if I will know what to do with a son. I don't know how I would take care of him, and how I will make sure he is well adjusted. I mean, with little girls I would love to buy her dolls and have tea parties, but with boys ... I'll play with little toy cars and play outside with a football, baseball or a soccer ball. I am terrified that I won't be a good mom to a son.
I will be the first woman in his life ... and it is up to me to teach him how to respect and treat women. I have always heard boys are easier to raise, but not having a point of reference, I don't know if I believe it.
Whatever this new experience brings we will be very happy holding our son. The heir to Cornel's throne and the one to carry out the legacy! I just hope I am able to survive with three men in the house (Cornel, Jean-Baptiste and the baby of course!).
Here are some pictures of our little baby at exactly 21 weeks 4 days, from both the inside and the outside. He is very camera shy and doesn't pictures very much. But luckily we got a couple of good pictures.