Friday, May 08, 2009

Un Petit Garçon

Well, when the final find-out-the-gender-or-no tally was counted, Jason was severely outvoted (25 to 6, I believe). On Tuesday we had our second ultrasound. Fortunately for Jason, he's about to gain another follower on his side of the ranks: we're having a little boy!

He's super excited, of course--we all are. But at the same time, I confess that I feel a little bit dazed. This boy-thing is completely new territory for me. Having grown up in a home without any brothers, I feel totally unprepared and unknowledgeable about what to do with a son. Life has increased in its complexity: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, baseball and ballet...we're in for twice the fun.

If my predictions are right, we probably won't have to throw much rugby practice into the picture--our son's got the wrong genetic material. Even at 21 weeks, he's just a little tike. Our sonogram report contained the following summation:
Le poids est estimé à 339 grams ce qui correspond à 20 semaines d’aménorrhée, légèrement inférieur par rapport à la date des dernières règles mais compatible avec le morphotype des parents.

This is a lot of official medical-ese to say, "This kid's a little bit small, but don't worry about it: it's to be expected given the size of his parents." :) Ha ha! Seriously, however--I am having some guilt issues about passing on my short genes to a boy. Let's just hope he takes after his Dad, and if not, he'll be charming anyway!

12 comments:

tweedlediva said...

Congrats you guys! Don't worry, little boys are easy (and short ones are cute... he can commiserate with our .03rd percentile in height Taylor).

ben said...

Yay for boys! That'll shake things up a bit :)

Becca said...

yeah, little boys definently are different than little girls, but oh, so fun. I am so excited. You are just going to love your little boy.

Justin said...

Woohoo! Here's to another Y chromosome, and to a better chance that the Wheeler last name will live on a little bit longer.

Susie said...

If I remember correctly (and I do on this one!) Justin was always on the short side and the bottom of the percentile chart as he was growing up. He did pass you up, Jason, so don't underestimate what can happen! It'll be a fun new experience for you both! (And for his two older little mothers!)

Jessica Bybee said...

Congrats!!! Boys are way fun! But I admit that little girls scare me! Here is to baseball, bugs, dogs, spitting, and all the other things boys do! I love my boys!!!! And I am sure I would love a girl if we ever get one too.

Tanja said...

I knew it :)

jennyb said...

Amen to Jessica's words! And have fun shopping for your son while still in France:)

chou said...

Boys do ballet, too. :) But if he's as coordinated as his dad's side of the family, probably not the best idea.

The Favorite said...

BOYS ARE SO FUN!!!
We're so happy for you.

Bruce Richards said...

I was hoping for a boy.
Good thing you went to France. Everyone that stayed in the Urbana Ward has been having girls.

Kristin said...

Congratulations on a son to spice things up. It is quite a change, but a good one.