Thursday, October 20, 2005

Oh, Baby!

Well, my parents decided they couldn't wait until Saturday night, so there's no sense in not telling you!

Our ultrasound was this morning and it was so amazing! There is a little human being in my uterus! In the beginning the technician explained that she would take pictures of all of the organs and bones and everything. Then she asked, "If I'm able to see the gender, do you want to know it?" We said, "YES!" So on she went with her little tool on my belly, pointing out everything she was stopping for. "Here's its spine, and here's the bladder, and there's its stomach." It was all very fascinating.

Pretty soon she got to the kidneys and carefully measured both of them. Then out of nowhere she says, "And here are his two testicles and penis." Dan and I looked at each other like, "Holy cow! We're having a boy!"

The woman proceeded with the rest of the exam. Then she printed out a few pictures for us to take with us. There are a couple of good profile shots of his head. Then there is one that clearly shows his "boyhood." The last three are profiles also; one sucking his thumb, one "waving," and one holding both of his fists by his face like he's about to punch something. :) It's so fun to look at them and think, "Hey, little guy. We're going to meet you in a few months!"

So, blogworld, I'm excited to introduce to you our yet-to-be-born son, Jackson Reed Bennett. All 9 ounces of him. (This is where I would insert a scanned picture of one of the ultrasound shots if we had the tools to do so. Sorry that we don't...). :)

8 comments:

sleeping with bread said...

Jackson Reed Bennett . . . Blessed be!

sleeping with bread said...

Did I say I love that name?

jeffmacsimus said...

GREAT name... Sounds like a lawyer or a up-and-coming southern fiction writer... like Walker Percy's nephew or something...

Or the romantic lead in a daytime drama...

julie said...

oh, yay!

-Lisa- said...

Oh so cute... Jackson... i love that..

yay for little Jacksie... :) tee hee..

jk about the Jacksie

gloria said...

I'm so delighted for you!
Makes it real, doesn't it?
And it's great that you got to name your baby before meeting him face to face. Now you can stop saying "it" or "he/she".

Matt Patrick said...

I am SO GLAD that I was finally able to talk you OUT of Matthew Patrick Bennett. That would have been a little weird for all of us. Again, I truly apprectiate the thought though!!!

(tee-hee)

Congratulations you two. That little guy is going to love his family! Bless all three of you.

MrsGiggles said...

Congratulations! I love the name!