Thursday, January 5, 2012

And Its A...

My ultrasound was earlier this week.  

We decided to take all the boys with us this time and beforehand I had each of the older three guess if it was a boy or girl.  Evan guessed, boy, Seth, girl and Kane, girl.  I was surprised Seth guessed girl because he's been telling me for weeks that he wants it to be a boy! 

   At 21 weeks, this was the furthest I'd been along for my "anatomy sono" so the baby was more squished than usual and kept its legs together for most of the appointment.  

At the very end the technician told us that she'd seen flashes and was fairly confident of the gender but wanted to try to move the baby to get a better look and hopefully picture for us before announcing it.  

 I turned on my side while she tapped my belly with the wand.  I suddenly became anxious.  Would we have to take our tech's word for it on the gender of our baby?  Come on kid open your legs! 

Then she got the shot... there it was in black and white, three little lines!  

We're having a girl!! 

Just to give you a little perspective on mine and Jed's mindset when we walked into the appointment here's the conversation we had had the night before, after settling on three potential boy names. 

Jed: "What if it's a girl?"  (said as if it was the first time the possibility had crossed his mind)

Me: "Ha, babe, at this point, I don't think you produce X chromosomes.  We're good." 

Jed: "Yeah." 

Needless to say, we're in shock right now.  In a good way though!  Now its back to the drawing board on names! 

And as of the end of our appointment I've been banned from going to Target by myself!  Thankfully Jed doesn't know about Etsy!  :)   

In the waiting room before the appointment. Blissfully unaware that their all boys club is about to be turned upside down! :)   

He's still my baby boy! 

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Anonymous said...

Oh Laine, a Girl! I am so excited for you, you are going to just love having one! She will be the most loved girl ever with all those brothers! Are they excited? good luck and I can't wait to "meet" her!


Josie said...

I have been following your blog because I too, am a mom to four boys. If you are like me you've been wanting a girl for awhile (not that you would trade one of the boys for one in a billion years!). I am so excited for you! Congrats!! Enjoy her!! Go to etsy and have fun!

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Laine said...

Thanks Angela and Josie! I am so excited to have a girl! Every child is different but a girl is a whole new twist and I'm looking forward to experiencing it! Over all the boys are happy its a girl. Kane is out of his mind excited while the older two have been discussing both the pros and cons of a sister, mostly they think it'll be a good thing. :)