Let me just say, it was SO HARD lying to people! Everyone would ask us when it was, and I would just be as vague as possible. Saying things like “in a few weeks” – haha. Some people (Jodi!) even demanded a specific date. Matt and I had planned for this and just decided to tell everyone it was February 10th if they asked.
I left work last Thursday at 2:15 and by the time 2:30 rolled around I was already busting at the seams needing to go to the bathroom. I understand the need for a full bladder. I do NOT understand the need to have it full to the point that you feel like you’re going to explode. It got to the point in the waiting from (from about 3-3:15) that I could barely even sit on the chair I was so uncomfortable!
We finally got called back and I started to get really excited. We haven’t seen the baby since 10 weeks, and I was just SO READY to see how big they had grown! She asked if we wanted a specific gender and I told her that I wanted a girl, but that Matt wanted a boy. But that we would be very happy with either. And that’s when she gave us the awesome news that Baby Mullican is a………BOY!! I think that Matt and I were both super shocked! I just started grinning and Matt just started crying – haha. Sorry, babe, but I had to tell. It was so cute. :) He has just been wanting a boy SO BAD but I don’t think either of us thought it would happen. He told me later that he thought it was a girl all along, but just kept saying that he thought it was a girl. The tech also told us that this little guy is HUGE! The average weight for an 18 week baby is around 7 oz. This little guy was already 10 oz! Woah! I’m hoping that growth slows down a little – I don’t really want to birth a 15 lb baby! His heart rate also looked great at 145 bpm.
We also did finally decide that we would tell people the gender, but would NOT be telling people his name – just his initials. So here are your hints on that:
His first name starts with a C.
And his middle name starts with a B.
I’ll be giving you more hints as delivery day gets closer. :)
But, without further ado, here are some precious pics of our Baby C!
There were a few concerns that the tech saw on the ultrasound. We will be doing further testing and such to determine exactly what’s going on. I’ll be doing a post on all of the details of that soon (hopefully tomorrow). I want this post to be all about him and our excitement in finding out who he is. But in the mean time, if you’ll just be praying for Baby C and just rejoice and praise God with us over what a beautiful little boy he is!