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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Gender Reveal!

Seeing the baby for the second time was just as great as the first.  My eyes welled up at the first site of the little babe tossing and turning around on the screen (darn hormones).  This time, unlike the first visit, I could feel some of the movements.  Out of the corner of my eye Shawn, who had positioned himself in the corner of the room by my feet, was grinning ear to ear watching her check every bit of the anatomy and I again felt my heart and eyes well up with joy. 

Brain, face, heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys hands, arms, legs, and feet....   all there, all functioning.

My Fuzzy little Muffin... but that's how the photo was printed.

I was getting a little impatient as the ultrasound tech went through head to toe and bypassed the gender.  They must be saving the most exciting part for last! ...so I told myself.  Turned out the little baby was actually cross-legged as could be and pretty much sitting on its little feet.  I thought for sure that I would leave the appointment not knowing and be in suspense another 22 weeks.  

I simply can't deal with that. 

"Go empty your bladder and give your belly a couple of shakes and pokes while you're at it."  The tech said with a slight breath of frustration.  She knew I really wanted to know the gender too, and was going to give my belly one last prod before calling it quits.

A few minutes later the ultrasound resumed.  Legs still crossed.  A tiny little foot smack in the way as the baby sat cross-legged and comfy as can be.  The ultrasound tech began shaking my belly like it was made of jello.  With those movements the baby changed positions and straightened both legs nicely.

And just like that the mystery was solved.


Because now we know....





And now the name game begins!  And the nursery planning! 
Oh, goodness me I am excited!

23 comments:

janel said...

Congratulations! I think I have checked your blog 4x trying to see if you had posted. Cannot wait to find out names, and continue to follow this journey with you....nothing better than a little girl...............or a little boy! (We have one of each) So happy for all of you!

Monica said...

Ah! Congrats! I am so happy for you!

MarieElizabeth said...

Congratulations! So glad you were able to tell and had a tech willing to work for it. Looking forward to seeing all the baby stuff to come.

Misty Dawn said...

WoooHooo! A little girl :-) I've been checking your blog so many times since yesterday LOL

Regan said...

Glad you found out that you're having a girl! Awesome. I hope you have fun picking out a name. I never had any children as a conscious choice, but I always had a cute name picked out if it did happen: Caitlyn Rose. I just love it and it really flows. And I like my own name: Regan

Congrats! I bet you are both so happy to have seen your little one for the first time!!!

Morgan said...

Congratulations!!!!

Mel said...

Congratulations! I'm glad the tech was willing to be patient and wait for the baby for you. Now good luck resisting all the cute little dresses and ruffly socks! Girls are so much fun!

melanie said...

Awwwww,YAY!!!! Little girls (and boys) are so great. I too have been checking waiting for this post. So excited for you guys!

Beth said...

Congratulations! Little girls are such fun ;) So are little boys, but girl stuff is so much fun to buy!

Margaret said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you guys. Girls are fun!

24atheart said...

Yea!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOO excited for you!!!! A precious little girl who can wrap daddy around her pinky! And the fun you will have with her!

Congrats!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Congratulations!! So glad to hear everything is going so well for you:)

lonnie said...

Congrats. Girls are so fun, we have 2 boys and 1 girl. My sister found out the same day you did that she is having a girl as well. enjoy all the shopping, believe me there are so many beautiful girly things. cant wait to see your little bundle.

Rosanne said...

Congratulations! You are going to have so much fun picking out little girl things! I can't wait to hear how the naming goes!

Sandy said...

Congratulations Jen!

IdahoNegomir said...

Congratulations! How about Emily Claire or Amelia..

Susan said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy that you are having a girl. I had four of them! Yes, all girls! They are all grown up now being 30, 28, 25, and 20. The best thing is, is that they are all very close friends with each other and me. I always have someone to go shopping with. I have three great son-in-laws and I consider them my boys! My second daughter just had her first baby and they found out it was going to be a boy. They told everyone the news. But they kept the name a surprise until he was born. She and her husband were the only two that knew the name. It was a very nice surprise hearing that they named him Evan Chris. So maybe you will want to keep the name a surprise too!

A New England Life said...

A little girl. How sweet. She will surely have her daddy wrapped around her little finger.

When I was pregnant, every time I laughed I would start crying. It was so embarrassing!

Rachel Roushey said...

Congrats!!! How much fun that you are having a girl! Guess I was wrong with my prediction! As was the Chinese gender calendar! Have fun planning!

Smile Steady said...

Yaaaaaaay!!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! She's going to be beautiful!

Judy said...

Congratulations! Exciting news. My daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first in August, a little boy. So very excited. I hope you are feeling well and the rest of your pregnancy goes very smoothly.

Melina said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! My home state needs more beautiful baby girls! WHEE!!!

xoxo
lina

swizzlestickmama said...

Fantastic news!

Sugar and spice and everything nice! (And from my experience, a fair amount of drama and sass!)

Have so much fun dreaming and planning these next few months--she will be here so quickly!

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