Friday, September 12, 2008

No more Specialists - NO MARKERS

Yesterday, we went to the specialist for part 2 of screening - an ultrasound and blood work. So the blood work will come later. The ultrasound had me feeling great about this baby. I have not really felt excited until yesterday. It went great!!!! No markers seen at all. Ever since I was pregnant with Ava, I have been familiar with soft markers to major markers terminology. So when we were looking at the ultrasound, I was very attentive to looking for markers. I felt an amazing amount of stress become lifted off of me. The doctor asked if we wanted to know the sex which of course we did. He asked what are we hoping for and honestly we said healthy. For the first time it was true - the sex did not matter.

Guess you might want to know? It is a BOY!

The children were so excited (my students were also) - I think they would have reacted the same way if it was a girl. They are just so excited and have been from the beginning.

I know that we have so much to be thankful for including the opportunity to have a sweet spirit like Walker bless our lives - even though his time on Earth was shorter than we would have planned.

I miss my son and know that I will always have a hole in my heart. I will continue to enjoy life even with the hole. I look to God to help me on this continuous journey.

Now the challenge of names - have not even looked because I was scared to become too attached even though that began at the very beginning. Our middle names are very challenging. Open for suggestions.