Thursday, July 9, 2009

Here he is!

Yep. You read that correctly - we are having another boy!

This came as no real surprise to us as Josh comes from a long tradition of boys (the first born son of a first born son who only had sons...) and the girls are few and far between. One of his good friends commented upon hearing the news... "Does Josh even have any X chromosomes?"

More importantly, little Lauer got a clean bill of health from the ultrasound tech... a relief and blessing to us. At this stage, there is no way to identify the degenerative brain disorder that affected Noah... but that condition is so rare it would be highly unlikely for our second son have the same DNA mutation. My concerns focused more on the myriad of other disorders and problems that can affect babies... and once you have experienced the loss of a child, it is hard to imagine everything going smoothly and being "normal". So the sight of our little guy eased our worries and made us even more excited for December to come.

I know all ultrasound look the same (for the most part) but I couldn't resist posting these shots. I mean, isn't he as cute as can be?

Profile

Spine

Foot

Proof positive!
(I'm sure he'll be mad at me one day for posting this pic!)

18 comments:

Mommy D said...

he has your feet. so awesome. CONGRATS!

Jodie Allen said...

YEAH!!! I mean, a girl would have been fun but BOYS steal your heart don't they? :)

Should I plan a Fresh Art road trip for you? :)

Congrats you guys!

The Parker's said...

Congratulations! I love ultrasound pictures. Well, only if I know (no matter how distantly) the families involved. :-)

The Locke Family said...

Love his little foot in that picture! Adorable!!! Congratulations!!! So excited for you guys!!

Anonymous said...

We love the ultra sound pictures. Little Boy Lauer already takes awesome pictures. Congratulations, we'll keep you in our prayers.
The Cooks

Anonymous said...

Hooray for boys! That spine looks mighty awesome. Amazing, this gift of life. Pamper yourself, Mama! Linda

momma's heart said...

Praise God! I found your new blog just in time to catch this awesome news. I am so relieved and excited for you!

Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

Congratulations!! He's absolutely beautiful, Deb! Sophie looked like such a little alien!

Heather S. said...

Congrats!! I'm so glad everything looks great!!

We are opposite of you! After 3 girls, I'm sure that Kevin can produce boys.

Anonymous said...

Great news, he IS very cute! Glad you wrote, have been waiting to hear how everything went......

Lynn

Rebecca said...

I am not sure how I stumbled across your blog, but I have been following it for a few months now. I sat one night and read back through your old blog and your new one, and the tears just wouldn't stop.
I was thrilled to hear of your baby news, and send you many thoughts and prayers from Michigan.

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!! Congrats! Take Care!

The Kinzingers

erin said...

Yay! He's cute. I can tell! Can't wait to see your belly!

The Wagners said...

Love! Love! Love!

Crystal Mueller said...

Congratulations! Boys are the best!!!

Tammy said...

Congratulations!! Praise the Lord!

Kathy said...

Very good news. Congratulations!!

Lance and Heather said...

Yeah!! Congratulations!