Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Drum Roll, Please...!

Back from the Big Sono. And like so many stories of odds and statistics in our lives...we have once again proved them wrong.

The nub theory is totally bogus.

We are having another BOY! 3 for 3, baby!

Everything on the scan looked good (but the Doctor had to throw in a cautionary, "Well, you know that the sonos are not 100% guaranteed to catch everything.") I found out that the placenta is anterior, which makes me feel like not so much of an idiot for claiming that I can't feel the baby as much as I think I should be able to. All limbs, fingers, and toes are accounted for, and no soft markers were mentioned.

I feel like I could possibly have an honorary degree in sono-tech-ness because I was watching the screen like a hawk trying to find all of those markers, and I knew what I was looking for.

I'm not disappointed about not having a girl, I just really really really thought it was a girl this time! I had these pictures in my head...and now she's gone...it's weird. I think having 3 boys will be fun in it's own merit, though...although I can already hear echoes of, "Oh, it's those Maddex boys again!" or "One of the Maddex boys probably did it..." Chase will be a good big brother to his little brother, and Ian will be a good big brother to both his little brothers.

I will never ever have any pink in my house! I really thought that I was going to be able to make a really cool pink and brown baby room.

I'm making a list of the benefits of having 3 boys:
1. No weird girl crevices to clean...!
2. Haircuts? No problem!
3. Hand-me-down clothing.
4. Don't have to buy new bedding.
5. Bryan will have to do public bathroom duty when they are older.
6. No weddings to pay for.
7. Teen pregnancy will not be an issue (well, on this side...)
8. I do like blue.
9. No one will have to go to ballet practice at the same time as a soccer game.
10. I won't ever have to play Cinderella or Tinkerbell or Barbies (maybe...?)
11. It's easier to pee in the woods for boys.
12. I'm not good at braiding hair or making pigtails even.
13. No one will ever have PMS except me.


Nina ~ Seminole, FL said...

Laurie ~ I am a totaly lurker on your blog. I am also the mom of 3 boys and right after I had my 3rd a lady stopped me at the grocery store and said she was the mother of 4 boys and that I should remember that should only be 1 princess in a house. I would love to have baby #4, and honestly I would want another boy.

Becca said...

Awe! Congrats on another little boy! Your list is definetly cute! We can switch if you want?!- kidding!

Seriously though, I am really glad that your ultrasound went well and that everything appears healthy! Congrats again!

Our Joyful Adventure said...

Hey there, again. I've been reading your blog for awhile now. You might remember me. We have 3 boys and I absolutely LOVE it. I like your list of why having all boys is a good thing. Add to that: Your husband has to have the birds and the bees talk with them and you don't! :) I've never been too girly myself and so not having to do a girl's hair is a relief. Plus decorating their bathroom was a breeze. They can all play w/the same toys. Boys have got to be cheaper in the long run. We've toyed w/the idea of a #4 (would probably end up being #4 & #5 - ha), and if we were to go for it I would honestly want another boy. Congratulations!!!

Nikki said...

Congratulations!! Love your list of pros. And love that comment about having only 1 princess in the house. :)

LeShayne said...

Congratulations! Glad he's healthy and glad you have some logic for why hes less wiggly then the rest. Add this to boy list too...they dont have as much attitude as girls.

Angelle said...

I like the only 1 princess in the house too. I guess I am screwed on that one.

Rhiannon said...

Congrats on another boy!! Do you have a name yet?? It is a weird feeling to find out it's not what you were expecting. I totally thought Ty was going to be a girl.

Melanie said...

Congrats on the baby Boy! It took me a while to get used to the idea of having a girl. I prepared myself to have three boys and I really thought that would have been fun. You will always be the queen of the house. Boys LOVE their mom and you will never have to deal with the girly drama stuff...I am totally scared of that! Any names yet??? I suppose you were just thinking of girl names...

Kacey Bode said...

Congrats on boy number 3!!! Your number one reason, the crevicases, CRACKS ME UP!!! It is a strange thing to get used to, my husband still won't change a poopy diaper on Ella : )

The Schou Family Blog said...

Congrats Laurie! Wow, 3 boys. Love your list. Just remember that us girls can get away with just about anything so their is no competition there....LOL. Can't wait to see the new addition when he arrives.

Chris said...

I'll admit I was hoping for a girl for you too, but 3 boys! What a gift to your little guys! They will have such fun together! You "do" boys well! Congrats!

Oh, and your list was HYSTERICAL!

More importantly, glad SONO showed nothing of concern. Time to just sit back, relax, and start thinking of boy names.

Jen said...

You forgot the most important:

#14. You will ALWAYS be queen of the house.

You are going to love having three boys. It will certainly keep you on your toes.

And I won't say "I told you so", but...