Saturday, June 14, 2008

It's a BOY!!!

The baby is a boy! Little Carter Douglas will be his name. The ultrasound put his growth about 2 days ahead of the the original due date (13th) and they are now considering the due date to be the 11th. However- our little Bella was 5 days late so I definetly will not be holding my breath when the 11th rolls around. We are most definetly excited to be welcoming another son into our family. Isaac is psyched that he finally will have a little brother. He says that he is going to teach him how to be a power ranger and show him how to wrestle with dad. Bella isn't really phased by the news- she just knows there's still a little baby in my tummy.
The ultrasound was quite interesting. I was so sad that I had to crank my head to attempt to see the screen. We had quite an oddball for an ultrasound tech. She barily said a word which made the ultrasound seem to last forever. At one point I heard her say something under her breath. "What was that?" I asked. She replied "It looks like a boy." Kinda lost the excitement the way it came out... but of course we are ecstatic about another son. Doug then stated "I told you so... should've listened to me all along." Then ultrasound tech "Well don't hold me to it, I'm only pretty sure." She then went on to say how the umbilical cord was right by the pelvis area so what she saw could have been that. She spent what seemed like another 20 minutes trying to shake my belly to get him to move. He just stayed in a squatting position and every once in ahile would lift his arms or turn his head but that was it. So she told us to ask our doctor if we needed another ultrasound. Then she printed out the photos and thankfully that moment she mumbled boy under her breath she had clicked a photo. So we have a great photo of our little guy baring all is male parts.
For those of you who don't know I also have 2 sister in laws pregnant. The first is AnnMarie and she is due this August with a son (that makes 4 boys and 1 girl for them). The other is Rachael who is only due 2 weeks before me. She was able to get her ultrasound the same day in the morning and discovered they will be welcoming another daughter (that will make 3 girls and one boy). All this exciting baby news in the Norton Family... now the question is will anyone on the Mapley side join in on the fun? Tonia- I think you are all that is left....

4 comments:

Wendi said...

Congrats!!! We are so excited for you!! We voted boy. Hope all continues to go well. We miss you tons!

Tonia said...

Congratulations Tenille and so sorry I won't be joining in on the fun. We are done......I think!!!!!

Tenille said...

Tonia- You said the magic words "I think"... that means no! Just think about little Brooklyn, she is almost 6 years apart from Brinley... she needs a sibling closer in age. Don't you think? Maybe instead of a honeymoon baby it could be a Lapeer baby!

Cecilia Maughan said...

Hey Tenille, found your blog off Jenny's! Congrats on another boy. I've got two boys...hoping for a girl, but not for quite some time! ;o)