Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sugar and Spice...

We had a very important visit to the doctor's office today. It was another round with the ultrasound machine, but this time we were far enough along to walk out knowing if we were having a boy or a girl. The ultrasound nurse got things going and we watched along on the screen as she found different landmarks and measured different bones, etc. And after a few minutes of poking and prodding and measuring, the little butterbean uncrossed its feet, and the nurse said "I'm pretty sure I see a little girl." Overjoyed, but still a little skeptical, we asked how sure she was, and she said about 90%, but the Dr. was going to do a detailed ultrasound as well, and if the baby cooperated, we would know for sure. 

The Dr. came in with a couple of residents, one of whom was running the ultrasound under his guidance. She found the same things the first nurse did, but then she got to a much clearer view of the baby's bottom. The Dr. asked her what she saw, and she said "That's a baby girl," and he said he very much agreed. Tam asked how sure he was, and he said "sure enough to start painting the walls pink." And aside from showing us that we've got  little girl on the way, the utrasound showed that everything looks good. 

Right after the appointment, we started calling family and friends to tell them, and then it was time to go out shopping to find some baby girl clothes. We had looked before, but had not bought anything yet. It's all very adorable, and I can tell we're going to be very broke. Tam made a beeline for an adorable pink tutu that she had seen a few weeks before, and now it's hanging in the closet in the soon-to-be nursery.

We're more excited than we can possibly say, and we can't wait to meet our little girl. We've got plenty of work to do in the next few months to get prepared. Check back to see our progress with the nursery!

2 comments on "Sugar and Spice..."

Rebecca on September 1, 2009 at 8:47 PM said...

Can't wait to meet your little sweetie! We are so happy you got the child of your dreams! Love you! J&R

Jenny said...

I'm so excited for you! It's wonderful that you are getting your girl.