Friday, May 17, 2013

Little Lady or Tough Guy?

A week ago today, Danny and I went to the doctor's office for our routine 20 week ultrasound. I have to admit that I was a little nervous for the appointment. I knew we were going to find out the gender of our little love, but I also knew that it was going to be a window into what was going on inside of me. As excited as I was, I was also nervous to see. I guess I just wanted to know for sure that our little baby was healthy.

Our appointment was early in the morning, so after eating some breakfast and drinking a few full glasses of water, we headed over the doctor's office. By the time we got there, I was really ready for the ultrasound, full bladder and all. Luckily, our little baby cooperated right away and the first thing we did was find out whether this little person is a boy or a girl! The ultrasound tech created an arrow on the screen and pointed to the genitals and asked: "So, what do you think you have?" I was thinking to myself, "Well, I've never seen an ultrasound, but that looks like a girl to me." (I really thought it was a girl for most of the pregnancy, but I also didn't want to get set on one or the other, as I obviously would be ecstatic about either gender.) The other thought I had was, "I don't want to say whether I think it is a boy or a girl because if I say girl and it is a boy, I will feel like I just insulted my son." Luckily, Danny was bold enough to speak up and said, "I think we have a girl!" The tech confirmed and I let out a scream. I have realized over the course of a few exciting events that I don't cry when I get excited...I scream. So I am pretty sure the whole office knew we were having a girl!

After that, we went through a routine check-up, looking at her fingers and toes, her heart, and other major organs. I am happy to say that she looks very happy and healthy. She is so cute! Here are some photos so you can see what I mean:
Her sweet little profile.

Her teensy feet. I am obsessed with them! 
Don't you agree? Isn't she the cutest little thing you every did see? I know I am biased, but I really think she is. I can't wait to see all those features in real life. It is going to be so interesting to see who she looks like since Danny and I are very opposite in our coloring. (He is a handsome blue-eyed blond and I am an olive-skinned brunette with brown eyes!) Maybe she'll be a blend, but I have a feeling she's going to favor one over the other, as most babies do.

After the ultrasound, we ran into BuyBuyBaby and took some photos to create a quick announcement. We wanted to tell the family right away and all at once, so we decided to do a mass text (like we did for our announcement). We just chose one boy outfit and one girl outfit, took photos with them, put them together using Picollage (an app on my iPhone that I use for all the pregnancy photos), and created a little photo message. Nothing fancy but cute enough. 
Boy or girl???

Immediately our phones exploded with joy and love for our little girl! Everyone is so excited to have another niece, cousin, or granddaughter, and I am so excited to be the mama of a sweet girl!

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