Thursday, April 14, 2011

the littlest Mr.

My dearest Addison,

Today we had a Level 2 ultrasound to check on your little sibling. I told you how nervous I was about it because of how badly your ultrasound went at this same point in your pregnancy. I just got the strangest sense of deja vu, and I was terrified of what we were going to hear and find.

Until.

We learned that you are going to have a little brother....and all of a sudden I felt like I was doing this for the very first time. You probably wondered why I was crying....which explains why you were trying to escape.


Your brother took his cue from you and had a hard time holding still for a good picture...and that's over the course of a very long, detailed ultrasound. This little boy likes to move. I'm afraid this is the best we could get...but he very unashamedly made SURE that we knew that he was a boy (hard to catch that little dance with the camera...but hard to miss on the video):


And then as if hearing that you were going to have a brother playmate-protector-friend wasn't enough, we learned that everything with him looks really great. There are no soft markers for anything. For the first time in an ultrasound, my baby was called "normal". Of course that doesn't guarantee anything, but it is still worth celebrating.


But sweet Addison, you know what the best part is? Imagining you with your little brother-playing-laughing-wrestling. You'd better bulk up because I have a feeling he's going to catch up to you in no time. I can feel his strong kicks and did you see him keep making fists in the ultrasound and practicing his boxing techniques? Don't worry, once he stops seeing you as the annoying older sister, he'll use those same fists to protect you...we'll work on it. (-:


Anyway, just wanted to let you know why your clothing budget is being cut in half. Afraid a little brother would look rather silly in your pink and yellow tutu collection. Time to buy some more manly clothes....a blue tutu perhaps??? But I promise...it will be worth it...to have a little brother to love and grow up with. I love you both more than I can say...now kindly stop kicking my stomach at every available opportunity so that he can grow undisturbed (you got ultrasound gel all over your new shoes today as a result). It's not a competition....yet...well, at least let him be born first. (-:


Much love,


Mama

23 comments:

  1. Hooray!!!!! I knew it would go well,and how exciting that addison will have a baby brother...someone to play with and later on someone to totally embarrass her later on in life :) Thanks for posting your results, I know alot of people were praying for you!!!
    I hear gymboree is having a pretty good sale, and their boy stuff is pretty darn cute! no blue tutus, but some sweater vests and khakis :)
    BTW---they do have some sparkly tutus on sale as well ;)

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  2. So glad to read this sweet post. God be with you!!

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  3. Congrats again! I'm so excited for you guys...Addison will love having a brother...just think of all the fun things they will teach each other! Any name ideas yet? Have fun shopping for blue, there are some pretty cute boy outfits out there right now...too bad we don't live closer I'd drop a huge container of clothes on your doorstep! :)

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  4. so happy for you, your hubby and Addison! She'll make a great older sister for her baby brother! :)

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  5. So exciting! Having 3 boys myself lets me say that you'll love it! Good news all around :)

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  6. Congratulations!! Addison is lucky to be getting a brother. Our Ally has three older brothers and she loves them to death :) I'm so happy for your family.

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  7. hooray for healthy baby boys! congrats...but brace yourself...boys smell and pee everywhere and love to fart...
    good luck!

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  8. Congrats!! How exciting!

    It's funny, as much as I don't know what I would do with a 'typical' baby, I also don't know what I would do with a boy. :)

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  9. Congratulations! I've been lurking here since I clicked over from Life as Mom. And then like a true blog-stalker, I went back and caught up. :) I just love reading your posts about life. I have two girls and a boy, and it is so wonderful to have both daughters and son -- what joy!

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  10. Congratulations on a baby boy!! Watch out Chubbs... hehe

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  11. Congratulations, Deanna and Aaron! How exciting! Addison will have a baby brother to love! So sweet. :)

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  12. It's a BOY!! Congratulations to you all!

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  13. Such amazing news! Congrats! So happy for you.

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  14. Celebrating with you all. Blessings to you, Aaron and Addison. A wonderful little family. Great news.

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  15. Yeah! Congrats!! A baby brother. He'll have her running, jumping, biking, hitting, etc in no time!
    -erin

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  16. LOL...Cute post! Congrats again Deanna, I am really excited for you :)

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  17. Congratulations! On the boy and on the FUN ultrasound experience. I have only girls and I still think maybe...one more?...try for a boy? So lucky Addison I always wanted a brother myself!

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  18. Congratulations! I see his chin, lips, nose.... :D
    Continuing to pray for you in this pregnancy. Give Aaron our hello's.
    The Schindel Family

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  19. So happy! Addison will have a protecting brother - something wonderful for every precious little girl. They will be inseparable.
    Praising God for a good appointment!

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  20. I've been waiting all week for the news! So happy all is well.

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  21. Woohoo! There is always so much that I want to write when I read your posts and then think, gosh - I can't put it all into a comment box sound byte. However, this time "Woohoo!!!" sums it all up! Congrats and all the best!

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  22. I just got to read this, Deanna, after reading the post about Addison's choking scare. My heart is still pounding from reading the first post, but now I get to experience some extra joy with the pounding heart after going back to read the other post, which I had missed. So happy for all of you!

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