Baby Number Two
What?! Two Fatherhood Chronicles in one day? What gives?
Well, Anna has been very sick in the last couple of weeks, and without going into details, after relating some of her experiences with her doctor, he rescheduled her first sonogram for today, to make sure everything was okay.
As it turns out everything is okay. We have a very healthy baby (sex to remain unknown till birth), who kicked and wriggled “his”* way all over the place. We could see the heart beating, the spine, and umbilical cord. And it even looked as though “he” tried to suck “his” thumb. (Do they do that this young? I can’t remember.)
We also found out we were two weeks off in calculating Anna’s last cycle. The baby is eleven weeks along, not eight or nine. So instead of 8 July, our new due date is 28 June. (Justin and Mae breathe a sigh of relief!)
I also found out this fatherhood thing doesn’t get any more bland or stale the second time around. Watching our baby on the monitor, I got all sniffly and gooey. I’m such a marshmallow.
But I’m ecstatic. I’d taken the rest of the day off, in case it was going to be bad news, but instead I get to celebrate by playing hard with my daughter and giving Anna a chance to take an undisturbed nap.
*Again, we don’t know the sex of the baby, and do not choose to know until the baby is born. But I really want a boy, and Anna has an intuition that the baby is a boy, even though all her “symptoms” are the same as when she was pregnant with Sofie. But she had an intuition Sofie was a girl, and she was definitely right about that. We’ll see. God knows. And whoever the baby turns out to be, she or he is already welcome and being prayed for.