Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Boy Update



Look closing at the sonogram - the picture almost looks like he’s smiling. He’s probably smiling about his bill of health from the doctor… which is a definite A+!

According to the ultrasounds, he’s large for his gestational age – about two weeks larger. This can be something of a concern, as large babies might be a sign of diabetes in the mother. Fortunately, we’ve (and by “we,” I mean P.Pie) had a couple blood sugar tests and all is normal.

We’re expecting a big boy. In fact, Squeak has been but on alert that her status as the large child is probably going to be short lived (no pun intended). But she will always be the big sister.

With the due date only five weeks away (June 9th!), we are rounding pregnancy’s third base and heading for home. In the final stretch, we are very close to where we were with the twins – freaked out, stressed and my office the nursery still isn’t ready.

Another similarity is that we met with the doctor who will be doing P.Pie’s c-section; the same doctor who delivered the twins.

This has caused P.Pie some consternation; yes, she knows that what happened to Doss was not the doctor’s fault. And yes, we could have another doctor. But she’s really a great doctor. What’s more, I was not feeling these same.

Until we actually went to the doctor’s office.

As I walked through the office door and into the waiting room, I was flooded with memories of the twins’ pregnancy as well as P.Pie’s concerns and anxiety. The office staff as well as the doctor’s have been very understanding, going so far as to make sure that we would not be in the same operating room, recovery room, or hospital room. We even get to pick our own nurse.

We have asked that Mary be there and she has graciously accepted.

Other notes of interest:

  • While we have not finalized a name, we’re leaning towards Atticus. My dad’s not a big fan; he wants something more blasé – a John or Douglas or George or Robert. All good names, but they're no Atticus.

  • I’m trying to sell P.Pie on Oil as a middle name, to match The Squeaker’s tycoon-style middle name, Rail (short for Railroad). I really like Robber, but that has been removed from the table.

  • If we were going to have a natural childbirth, the anticipate DOB is June 16th, the same day the twins were conceived.

6 Comments:

Blogger creative-type dad said...

Wow! Getting close.

I think he's giving a "thumbs up" in the picture.

5/02/2008 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about steel? It works for you but is not so odd for the rest of us. I'm afraid (for probably the only time) I have to agree with you father. Atticus is a very different name to strap on a kid that may (or may not) be able to shoulder it. I sorry, I don't see the smile.

Golly/Lolly

5/05/2008 10:12 AM  
Anonymous stacey said...

I LOVE Atticus, go for it!

But I could be a little biased...we gave our two the middle names of Danger and Moxie :o)

I can understand your anxiety. Please know that our family is thinking of yours over the next few weeks and we wish you the best of luck.

5/06/2008 7:23 AM  
Anonymous Kaz said...

yeah, our Boy is a big boy. Especially height-wise (length-wise, I guess, until he learns to walk). He'll be catching up to his sister in no time.

5/06/2008 11:40 AM  
Blogger Kila said...

That's some coincidence about the dates being the same.

A friend of mine lost a baby, following hardships that had begun immediately after birth.

The next baby was delivered by a different doctor, in a different hospital, in a different city, etc. They didn't want anything to be the same. They even scheduled a c-section so it wouldn't be a natural childbirth like the one that had died.

So, yes, I totally understand P.Pie's feelings.

5/06/2008 5:25 PM  
Blogger Heza Hekele said...

Atticus Barron...very nice name! I'm sure the middle name will be just as awesome when you come to it. I found myself sitting here doing a mini brainstorm for unique middle names...I think the naming is one of the funnest parts of getting ready for a baby. So glad to hear that he is healthy!

5/28/2008 10:53 AM  

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