We had our big ultrasound appointment this morning. Yesterday I put a poll on Facebook to see whether others thought we were having a boy or a girl and the boys won out 11-10. Turns out half my Facebook friends were as wrong as I was.
This little person coming in January is a GIRL!
I seriously could not believe my eyes. Last week when I had an appointment I asked my nurse midwife to do a quick ultrasound to see if she could tell what we were having. Friends who are not quite as far along as me already knew and I was getting antsy! I couldn't be sure but thought I saw some tell-tale lines but the machine was old and she was having a hard time getting a good between the legs shot so I dismissed it. When the ultrasound tech was taking all the boring measurements and things I thought I caught a glimpse of the tell-tale three lines but I couldn't believe it that time either. But sure enough when it was time to "determine the sex" it was there. I've seen 'em both and this was certainly a girl. Unless this Mr. is really shy it is a Miss. I had to laugh. I told the tech to look again. I laughed some more.
Ever since the beginning of this pregnancy I've been sure it's a boy. I had no reason to think otherwise. I "felt" it was a boy. Then a couple weeks ago I had a small fleeting feeling that it might be a girl. Nah...But what if?? kept going through my head. Big Sister has been talking non-stop about it being a girl and because she already has a little brother it makes sense that now she would get a little sister. She even picked a name out for her a week ago. I was trying softly to tell her that we would love either a boy or a girl hoping to soften the blow for when we found out it was a boy. Turns out I should have listened to her all along. Little people can be more right I guess.
Needless to say she is thrilled! "I knew it was a girl!" she said when we told her, but surprisingly she hasn't really said much since. Mr. Smiley says, "No!" when we tell him that there's a baby in mommy's tummy so clearly he has no idea what's going on. I'm sure he will be the best of big brothers.
This will sure be interesting though. I have nothing. As in I just gave away the last bin of girl clothes on Wednesday. My sister has a few things I saved that I loved from Big Sister but that's it. We are pretty much starting from scratch but that's okay, worse things have happened. She will have a place to sleep and be loved by so many people.
Surprises can be awesome. We are super excited for you to join our family Little Sister.