...Jamie Custer who guessed, A BOY! (Jaime, email me you mailing address -- rustyandlaura AT gmail DOT com). Since only four people guessed correctly, my job of selecting a winner was made pretty easy. I thought Teague had let the cat out of the bag when she said she thought it more likely that the tech noticed boy parts right away, but people still kept guessing "girl." By the way, that is exactly what happened. In fact, the conversation went something like this:
Tech: Everything looks great. There's the heartbeat. Placenta looks good.
Tech: Oh! (slight pause) Do you want to know the sex of your baby?
Rusty: How sure are you?
Me: Well, it must be a boy, then!
Tech: (nodding her head) It is.
So, Alex is going to have a little brother, and it looks like I am destined to be the only girl in this family, at least for awhile! :) We are truthfully very excited. I am glad that Alex will have a brother fairly close in age that he can play with, and it does make it easier on us since we can reuse all our "baby boy" things. Oh, and, they can share a room for the rest of their lives!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our little game... I had no idea so many people were reading our blog! I will have to have contests more often, I suppose. Also, thank you to those who left comments on this post. I have enjoyed reading your stories and thoughts and plan to follow up soon with more of my own. It's not too late to leave a comment if you would like. Just click the link above, or scroll down two posts.