Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Baby is a...

We had to wait almost 30 minutes after our appointment for them to take us and then the ultrasound took a good long time. The baby looked really good, she said that the kidney's looked very slightly enlarged and it could just be that they were full, but they would want to keep an eye on it. The baby was moving all over the place and even seemed to wave at us in one shot (we got a picture of that one!) Then she had us turn out heads while she checked out the lower half of our baby.

After the ultrasound, we met quickly with the doctor. He talked again about the baby's kidney's saying that 99 out of 100 times, it is fine at the next scan and was nothing to worry about.

He also told me that I have something called Plavia (sp?) which means that the placenta is currently covering the cervix, again most of the times that this happens it naturally moves out of the way and everything is fine. He said that the very worst case would be that it would not move and I would need a c-section. He said that it this point it was just something to watch and not something to worry about. I have been visualizing the placenta moving all evening and this morning. I am going to make it move if I have to!

Then we finally were able to leave the office and headed up to the star. It was slightly cold and foggy and misting rain, but we did not care. We poured glasses of sparkling grape juice before we opened the envelope with the little form and all the pictures.

It's a girl, we are having a girl! This is what I had known all along, but it was nice to once again have my instincts confirmed. I knew the weekend we conceived that we were pregnant and it was a girl. I was slightly concerned that my husband would be disappointed, but since he has not stopped grinning since we found out (he is currently grinning in his sleep this morning) I think that he is not too upset about the news!!

We held up the sign we made that said Girl to the web cam, but it was still too small for his family to read, so he just pointed to me and the family got it! They are all so happy - being that my husband is the oldest in his family of four brothers, they have been really wanting a girl in the family and his mother is overjoyed!

Then the cold started to get to us, so we headed home to prepare for the arrival of my family. They all arrived slightly early, so you know how excited and anxious everyone was to hear the news. My nephew headed to the back bedroom with us to hear the news.

When we told him that the baby was going to be a girl, he said that he had guessed girl and so had his mom (Smug-Sister). As we started to leave the room, he grabbed my hand and confessed that he was a little nervous. I asked him what he needed, did he want to hold my hand. He said that he needed my husband to hold him up.

We all came into the kitchen and Smug-Hub picked him up. He looked at the family all gathered waiting expectantly and said "I have an announcement... It's a GIRL!!" Everyone shrieked and clapped and started hugging each other. My dad, who said that it was a girl from the beginning, starting doing fist pumps in the air.

Then it was time to eat, we all ate until we were stuffed and then ate some more. My aunt and uncle from out of town arrived a bit later as they had been a few hours away for my cousin's soccer game and decided to come celebrate with us. We all sat around eating and drinking and talking and laughing for a while.

Mom and Smug-Sister and I all started getting tired and everyone finally departed about 9:30 (I know, we are all party animals!!) I made some phone calls to friends and other extended family to tell them the news and then fell asleep on the couch. Smug-Hub had to get me up and get me to bed about 10:30.

I am up this morning watching the sun rise and letting you guys know the news.

I am not surprised, but I am so happy! I am excited to go out and register today and start making some nursery decisions. I think that this really made things real for my husband - dare I hope that this will prompt him into action on the second bathroom??? Maybe not...

Welcome Smug-Baby to our family. My daughter. My heart. My whole world.


  1. You don't know me, I read a lot of blogs, along with yours. I have to say that I am very happy for you and am excited that you are having a girl!! :) I too am waiting on my miracle baby! My husband and I have been trying for 2 1/2 years and I have had one m/c :( Anyway, I read your blog and it gets me exicted to think about when I finally get pregnant! Good luck and I'm looking forward to reading more about your journey! :)

  2. yay i knew it was a girl too :) i think i even told you that before. not sure but i called it right again. i rock with predicting.

    i'm so excited for you. as a mother of 2 girls, i can't even begin to tell you how awesome it is to have a daughter. you've been reading about hannah for years now. i know she gives me a run for my money BUT girls are SO fun. i'm so glad that you get to do this too!