31 December 2009


I think that's the name we're going to go with: #3. For awhile, I thought about going with Number Six, but I wasn't sure too many people would catch the reference, and I didn't want to have to explain it half a million times. Although I do think it would have been fun (for those of us who do get it anyways) when #3 is old enough to go the playground and I call out to him that it's time to go home, have lunch, and take a nap, and (s)he yells back, "I am not a number, I am a free man!" Ah well, we all have dreams I guess.

(And for those who still have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a little trailer for you. You can hear the famous "I'm not a number" quote around the 54 second mark.)

But we're not going with Number Six, so it's time to move on.

The other day (week?) Linda and I were joking about naming #3 Number Six and other silly things, which lead to a discussion on crazy things people name their kids, which lead to me deciding on the name OhMiGuh (which is how OMG is pronounced phonetically in our house). That's right. Until another name strikes me, we're referring to #3 as Omi right now. I know, I'm silly.

All of this nonsense does have a point though. On Tuesday, I had my 20 week ultrasound. It went well enough. The tech was a little annoyed that I didn't have a full bladder when I arrived and made me chug 4 cups of water on the spot, but otherwise it went off without a hitch. See?

Up until the very last possible second I had no idea whether or not I wanted to find out little Omi's gender. I really have no preference this time around, boy or girl, and so I figured why find out? But, if we did find out, and Omi turned out to be a girl, there's a lot of stuff in our house I could go through and get rid of now, allowing me to make some much needed space around here. So I've been going back and forth for quite awhile now, figuring we probably would find out since Josh really wanted to know.

So, back to the ultrasound, she (the tech) put off checking out Omi's "private parts" until the end so I could have a few more minutes to decide. When it was time she said she had to check and did I want to know or did I want to turn my head for a few minutes? I took the plunge and decided to find out. So, the tech starts to scan that area and says, "Okay, checking the genitalia...and...look familiar?" That's right, sweet little Omi is a boy! Oh boy, another boy. I guess this means the blog title is safe. And for those wondering, we're both thrilled. Like I said, I would have been happy either way, but I'm almost a little relieved, if you can understand that. I know boys, I can handle boys, boys are what we're really set up for, so this is a fantastic thing. (Sorry, though, to all the grandmothers who really wanted a little granddaughter. I guess it's up to your other children now. Fa-la-la-la-lols.)

The tech tried to get a good shot of Omi's face so she could give us one of those 4D ultrasound pictures, but the little bugger kept putting his hands/the umbilical cord in front of his face so she couldn't get a good enough shot. I'm okay with that though because those pictures kind of creep me out. Sorry to whomever I might insult right now, but I don't find them cute at all. I'll look at your picture of your kid and say, "Oh, how nice" but that's about it. However, at one point, she had taken this one shot and had pulled it up on the screen. She was moving the picture around trying to see if it looked any better from a different angle (I had no idea the technology behind the creepy pictures was so cool), and at one point she paused the picture and I gasped. From that one angle, he looked just like Deacon. Eerie.

BUT, like I said, no good shots of his face, so we were sent home without a 4D of his head. We did, however get a 4D shot of his sweet little feet, which makes me happy since their little feet are my favorite parts. I'm not sure why, but something about seeing the feet on the ultrasound is what makes my heart melt most.

That's one serious ankle bone, huh?

So there you have it. We're having a boy, we don't have a name so I'm using OhMiGuh (Omi) for now, and I'm still due in the beginning of May sometime (the 13th is the due date, but we all know how accurate that is). Yay.


Aunt Awesome said...

Hooray for another nephew!!! And that is a sweet little foot. :) I don't really like the 4-D pics either. I get why people want a picture of what's inside but I think they're a little creepy too. Plus, you know Omi is going to be beautiful regardless. Kid doesn't stand a chance. :)


Ells said...

Oh, little Omi!!! So excited to welcome you to the Walter-world!!

Sara said...

Yay! Congrats! I love ya'll.

God Bless Omi.

Julie said...

Congrats to you guys :) I love the little feet :)

summer said...

Well Congrats! Boys are fun as you well know and it is kind of nice when you're already sorta set up for boys. What's been interesting is how completely different ours are! Enjoy!

Heather Angliss said...

So excited about Omi! And my what great feet he has!

JStar said...

Woohoo! Does that mean you're setting us up for a third girl then?

corry said...

a boy oh yay congrats!!! the 13th is a good day in May my nana's bday may she rip but any day in may is fine with me :o) xoxoxo

Nicole and Chris said...

Precious. Congrats on another boy. Three is nice. We love you! I've been thinking of calling. Now to get motivated and do it.

Childress Family said...

That's great news, Beth! Thanks for sharing that. I know he'll be an adorable addition to your team. That's a great point about the blog, too. I've thought of changing our name, but haven't thought of anything fun yet.