Let the record reflect that mommy has thought you were a boy before you were even conceived! Daddy is very sorry he's been calling you Molly, and is very excited that someone else in the house will like snakes. The sonographer said you were VERY wiggly (You are! We couldn't believe how much you moved around and loved seeing you yawn!) and stubborn (soooo your daddy's boy!) and liked...well, enjoyed your boy parts. Which, were pretty obvious! You are already pretty freaking adorable.
We are a little worried about you, though...so hang tight and keep growing nicely. Neither the sonographer nor the doctor (who everyone raves about, by the way, so I felt pretty confident with him) could find both of your kidneys. The doctor said it could just still be not noticeable (which I doubt because the other one very plainly was) or it could be ectopic and/or in your pelvic area or...and here's what I think...you just only have one kidney. I asked him what that meant and he said, "Well, he'll never be a kidney donor."
He then went on to tell us not to worry too much just yet (yeah, right) and that the one he could see looked like it was doing a decent job of urinating and creating the amniotic fluid, but we had to come back in 4 weeks and they would monitor closely throughout the pregnancy. He told us that it was called unilateral renal agenesis and that if I looked on the internet and wanted to talk to him I could. Ha ha, he seemed to know me! We have looked into a lot of things and basically see that once born, with good management, things can very likely be fine. This will sort of put a damper on things should you be interested in wrestling or boxing, but that's fine with me.
Mommy's concern is that your poor little kidney can handle doing all the work by itself and can keep making that amniotic fluid you need. We'll know more on July 30 because then they'll again measure the fluid and see if anything has changed. If you do indeed just have the one little kidney, when you are born, we will have to monitor you lots and say prayers that you don't have UTIs or kidney stones or some other stuff I can't explain right now, but we will certainly and gladly do that.
Dear little boy...I just so strongly believe you are ordained by God and destined to be our boy. I have always dreamed (save the Molly-half hamster dream) that if I was a mommy, it was to a little boy named Matthew. I am very, very worried about you, but have been since the second we learned you were alive and I don't think that will change. Please, please, please know how much you are already loved and that I will do all I can to make sure you are healthy and happy.