Little Puzzoni is a boy

posted by Jeff | Monday, October 19, 2009, 12:39 PM | comments: 3

The results are in... and it's definitely a boy. If you look at the picture below, you probably don't need to be an ultrasound tech to figure this one out. :)

Am I disappointed it's a boy? Yeah, I'm not going to pretend that I'm not. With all of our "baby shopping" over the last two years, we've always gravitated toward girls, and 90% of my exposure to kids has been with girls because of coaching. I'll need some time to adjust how I see the future. It's not really possible to think of your future parenthood in gender neutral terms.

I'm certainly not angry or anything though. The thing I had more anxiety about was just whether or not the baby was healthy. All of his parts look right, and he doesn't have any of the markers that would imply birth defects and what not. We also found out the last blood tests put the odds of specific things way in to remote territory. I think the Downs Syndrome odds were like 1 in 5,100 or something now, which is a far cry from where you start out with a mom giving birth at 40. As long as Diana's cervix and other parts continue to do their job, everything is in pretty good order.

I'll still feel a lot more relaxed once the baby is born. As I've said a hundred times, it's not the child raising that scares me, it's the development and delivery.


Laurie Lamoureux, October 19, 2009, 1:22 PM #

Congratulations Jeff and Diana! And now the fun of watching your family and friends lobby in favor of their favorite names...

Aunt Maureen Richmond, October 19, 2009, 3:38 PM #

Congratulations, Jeff and Diana. Boys are the BEST!!!

Catherine, October 20, 2009, 10:18 PM #

Congrats, kids. You're going to be an AWESOME dad to a boy, Jeff. There is boys volleyball too, ya know! :)

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