We Are Expecting a Baby Boy!

We Are Expecting a Baby Boy!

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When I first learned that my wife was pregnant April 5 of last year, I was so excited at the thought that I’m going to be a father! But the excitement was cut short when she had a miscarriage a month later. She was carrying in her womb a blighted ovum and had to undergo a D & C procedure (known as raspa in the local lingo) immediately.

It was the lowest moment of our life as a couple. We were very much devastated. That underdeveloped embryo was supposed to be our first child. But we know that God has better plans for us so instead of sulking over our loss, we decided to just let it be.

Fast forward to today, Wendy is again pregnant. Make that, 7-months pregnant.

Even after what had happened last year, we still stuck to our plan of having our children be born on a November. You see, Wendy and I are both born on that month (she on the 19th and I on the 20th) and we also want our children to share their birth month with us. So during her fertile period last February, I filed a week-long leave and when she missed her menstruation a month later, our suspicion that she was pregnant was confirmed with this pregnancy test kit result below:

To be sure, we went to a local clinic to have an ultrasound. The presence of a perfectly-formed yolk sac shows that she really is pregnant. Her ob-gyne advised her to have another ultrasound after 1 month to check the embryo’s development.

When the content of her womb was shown on the ultrasound scanner’s monitor during the second ultrasound, I almost jumped with joy. There is already a living fetus inside her. This was our first glimpse of our child. We were so happy!

Since Wendy was discovered to have a low-lying placenta (known as mababa ang matris in the local lingo), we decided for her to immediately file a leave of absence from work until she gives birth. We really don’t want to risk her pregnancy.

Last Thursday, we visited again our local clinic for her final ultrasound. This time, for us to know our child’s gender. Excitement and anticipation filled the air as we waited for the sonographer to tell us the answer to our question, “Is it a boy or a girl?”

Then he uttered, “It’s a boy!” Yippee! We are going to have a son. Someone who will carry my family name for another generation. Someone who I will pass on to my cherished collections. Someone who will share my passion for sports.

Unfortunately, we were not able to see him in full view as he was turned to his side. Nevertheless, knowing that he was normal and without any signs of defect were enough for us.

Our boy is expected to see the light of the world on November 5. Yes, a November. Our dream of celebrating only one grand birthday celebration in our household every November is still alive.

Yippee!

ark

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46 Responses to “We Are Expecting a Baby Boy!”

  1. Arlene Brown Says:

    yeheyyyyyyyyyy baby boy godparents kami ha..heehehe..Godbless you both Ark&Wendy we miss you..

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    ark Reply:

    Sure. Basta uwi ka ha?

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  2. ianemv Says:

    May jr. ka na ark..yahoooo..

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    ark Reply:

    Ayaw namin gawing jr. Baka ayaw pala sa pangalan ko, awayin pa ako, hehe..

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    ianemv Reply:

    yan din ang sagot ko nung may nagsabi sa akin na may jr. na ako. paliwanag nya, hindi talaga as in magiging jr. ang pangalan pero parang younger version mo kumbaga

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    ark Reply:

    Ah ok. :-)

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  3. Lanie Says:

    Congrats! sa wakas Ark…

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    ark Reply:

    Sa wakas jud teh.

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  4. enad Says:

    congrats….

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    ark Reply:

    Thanks..

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  5. sarz Says:

    congrats ark naa nka junior! and in a november! bilib na jud ko sa imuha bah… kmi pud kay october pud mi puro idol kc kita ana na idea… hehehehe

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    ark Reply:

    Kinsang kamo? Naa diay? Joke.

    Sige, good luck sa inyuha. Salamat.

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  6. Eljon Says:

    Hello sir. I’m also a blogger and stumbled here at your site. Congratulations for your upcoming baby boy.

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    ark Reply:

    Thank you. Please visit again.

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  7. bona Says:

    tapos, pag ang second baby – hindi november, ma-out of place, kawawa nman :(

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    ark Reply:

    Hindi ah. Children nga ang plano namin eh. Ibig sabihin, lahat ng magiging anak.

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  8. Vlad Says:

    Congratulations Ark.

    We had the same story, my wife had miscarriage also this year and she’s currently preggy and will give birth 3rd week of December this year.

    My wife undergone ultrasound last week unfortunately, the doctor can’t confirmed yet if is really a boy. There still a chance that’s we will have a girl as we hope.

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    ark Reply:

    Yes, I have in fact read your story on your site too.

    Actually, last month pa ako kinukulit ni misis magpaultrasound para malaman na daw ang gender. Ang sabi ko, baka di pa makita kasi 6 months pa lang. At para panigurado na rin, dahil mahal ang ultrasound, hehe.. Kaya sa 7th month na lang kami.

    Balik na lang ulit kayo next month. Good luck sa inyo.

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  9. May Love Says:

    congratulations, ark! so happy for you and wendy!

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    ark Reply:

    Salamat kaau may. :-)

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  10. butch carbonell Says:

    Congrats!you’ll soon be a certified TATAY..your DAD be a LOLO like me….take care and GOD bless!

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    ark Reply:

    Salamat po tito.

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  11. jmartinez Says:

    wowoweeeee. Congrats engr ark! paningkamutan dyud ninyo ang sunod Nov prin ha! hehehe

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    ark Reply:

    Salamat. Proper planning lang yan jong, hehe..

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  12. Mao Baytan Says:

    congrats ark! baby boy pa.. wishing a healthy delivery for your wife bro.

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    ark Reply:

    Salamat. Added bonus talaga na boy ang first-born namin. We are praying na healthy at normal ang baby.

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  13. Pastilan Says:

    ha ha ha ginaplano gyud diay ang month ha kung kanus-a mugawas ang baby.

    A baby boy is so malikot and will be all over you, mapupuno ang bahay kahit isa lng yan, akyat dito akyat doon, takbo dito takbo doon. Pero ang sarap maging tatay. Cheers to fatherhood!

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    ark Reply:

    Haha, salamat. Hapit na jud nako mafeel ang paano maging tatay.

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  14. keybol Says:

    congrats sir and yes cheers to fatherhood

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    ark Reply:

    Salamat. :-)

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  15. Dexter | Techathand.net Says:

    Congrats.. I remember that day when I knew my wife is pregnant. I can’t explain the feeling :)

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    ark Reply:

    For me, the feeling is both of joy and relief. Joy that I’m finally going to be a father and relief because I now know na hindi ako baog, hehe..

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  16. Redjie Says:

    Hi ark!I happen to see your website from Coolbuster. Anyway, a baby is truly a blessing from God! Congratulations and enjoy a wonderful, totally changed life with your son and wife!

    (Pwede pa exchange link?)Oh, di ba, bilis ko ano???

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    ark Reply:

    Thank you redjie. Sure, add me up and I’ll do the same. :-)

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  17. Millionaire Acts Says:

    Congrats Ark! Number one ka ulit lately sa SERPs sa Mayweather vs. Marquez ha. Laki nanaman siguro kita from Big G. Hehe…

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    ark Reply:

    Di naman #1 pero I’m lucky na nasa first page kahit papaano. Marami na ring magagaling eh.

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  18. Chris Says:

    welcome back to ufc…mukang sinuswerte ka bro..siguro kasi kelangan mo money para sa maternity ni misis. congrats for a baby boy! kainggit naman..hehehe

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    ark Reply:

    Kailangang-kailangan talaga bro. Baka kasi caesarian eh ang mahal-mahal nun kaya kailangan paghandaan. Thanks.

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    Chris Reply:

    naku magastos nga yan..thanks God for the blessings of UFC! u

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    ark Reply:

    Haha, thanks talaga.

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  19. Calvin Says:

    woohoo! congrats dude! talagang blessing yan dahil you didn’t lose faith.

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    ark Reply:

    Oo nga. Mabait talaga si Bro.

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  20. Traveliztera Says:

    Hi… :) Thanks for dropping by my site. :)
    Ganyan din nangyari sa friend ko… I’m glad you’re now going to have a baby boy! :) Congrats!!!

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    ark Reply:

    Salamat po. Sana ok na ung friend mo.

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