We’re Having A…

So if you haven’t seen/heard the news already, you can hear it here now… baby H is a boy 🖤
How do we know this ?? Based on its kidneys supposedly 😅🙈

On April 20th at 10:00 am, I had my second ultrasound booked.
At 19 weeks and 5 days, it would be to check all the growth and of course to find out the gender if we wanted to.
We wanted to.
Well, I wanted to for sure… Mike likes knowing but also said he’d be fine not knowing. I don’t believe him 🤪

I’ll be honest, I was hoping for a girl.
All along my thoughts of a small person have been girl directed and of course the adorable clothing available for them, room decor and fact that I’m surrounded by many more girls than boys, all played into that hope.

Yes, I do of course realize that though it can’t be planned by us, it was planned by someone much bigger and the little person will be exactly who and what we need 🖤 It will just take a few adjustment days 😉

Back to the ultrasound day…
I was worried Mike wouldn’t be able to come in and see the ultrasound with me because of all the Covid things happening right now.
The sister hadn’t even been able to wait in the doctors office during my normal doctor visit a few days before and I’d had to hand sanitize, wear a mask and was immediately directed to the room, rather than the waiting area.
So I was praying and others were as well and thankfully, there was zero said or mentioned about him being there with me!

He’d have missed a lot, as the first thing we seen was it’s little side profile but it then quickly began sucking it’s thumb and playing with its fingers.

Which is a very strange thing to see, when the last time it was seen it looked like a very insignificant..’blob’ 🤪

The tech asked if we wanted to know gender and when she got the go ahead she said, ‘alright I’ll start looking for the kidneys then’.
To which I replied, ‘the kidneys…?’.
She said that the kidneys were one of the easiest ways to tell and that boys kidneys show more fluid.
At the end of the appointment, Mike asked that the kidneys were all she needed to verify that it was a boy and she said the assured (yet slightly non committal as I’m sure they kind of have to be) ‘yep’.

(She isn’t the most emotional ultrasound lady around, everyone in the area knows of her 😅 But I assured Mike she’d been having a good day due to all the other information she’d freely given about its brain, heart, legs, movement etc.)

So, if you are, or know of an ultrasound tech who can say they’ve at least HEARD that they can tell gender via kidneys, that would be reassuring because no one we have talked to in our family and friend groups thus far, has ever heard of that 😅
Not that we are thinking it’s wrong…but also, it doesn’t feel like a super concrete way to certify this information 😂🤪

Going off the fact that it is a boy, it will be the first great grandson out of 12 other g-grands, that will actually take on the ‘Hagenouw’ name, so I feel like Mich is rather proud of that fact 😏

There have been requests for a belly update and I’m not real comfortable with my new shape situation and perfecting pictures of it yet, so you can have this birds eye view for now 😉

5 thoughts on “We’re Having A…

  1. Congratulations! 💙 boys are so fun and I think dads like that firstborn son thing ☺️ I’ve never heard by checking for the fender by just the kidneys… our ultrasound was done by checking the “usual” way 🤓😄

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  2. That’s awesome, boys are great.😊
    You are so darn cute with your new beautiful shape. Such a gift to be parents. And I get to be a Great Auntie again.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😀🥰😘

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