August 4, 2011

Pink balloons

Wednesday was a really good day. We got to meet this little girl . . .

First photo shoot

The balloons in the picture are from telling Jack and Ben. I'll write more on that later.

On Wednesday morning, We had to wake up early to get to Ann Arbor . . . of course it was scheduled during our busiest week of camp all summer. I love U of M, but I do wish it was closer. I had only had 2 1/2 hours of sleep that night and was CRANKY.

We grabbed breakfast at a McDonalds drive through and we were back on the road before I realized that they got my order wrong. So when we got there, I was tired, cranky and hungry.

Then we made the trek through the hospital to the PAC, only to find that it was really cold. So I was tired, cranky, hungry and cold. Not a great combination.

But my crankiness faded when the technician started taking pictures. She is beautiful. I'm not 100% sure why, but I knew from the first minute of the ultrasound that it was a girl. It's just that everything about the pictures was different from the boys.

She didn't stop moving the entire time! The technician wasn't crazy about it, but we loved it! She was sucking her hands and fists and feet. She was wiggling her little body all over the place and twisting and turning. With the boys, I remember them wiggling a little, kicking and waving their hands back and forth, but it was nothing like this. After the technician finished, the doctor had to come in to re-take a couple of the shots and she had completely flipped around with her head on the opposite side! It was so much fun. She's energetic, for sure.

It was a relief to see her move, because the movement I've felt has been so strange and so much less than it was with the boys. I had wondered if my placenta was in the front . . . I had heard friends say that it lessened how much they felt the kicking. She confirmed that my placenta is anterior. That's probably also why it took a little searching for the doctor to find her heartbeat at my last appointment.

I know that I said I wanted a boy. And I did. Everyone's question is how I'm adjusting to the idea. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. I'll write more about that later too.

7 comments:

Melissa Hoffman said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! Sweet baby girl!

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

Congratulations! As a mommy of 2 boys and still undecided about a possible 3rd, I love hearing your perspective on all this. What a blessing!

Emily said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!!

Sarah said...

Awwww, she is BEAUTIFUL! Look at that SWEET little FACE!!!!!!! I can't wait to see her post-natal!!! :) But in the meantime, cook away baby, cook away.....

Tara said...

Yay!!!! I look forward to hearing your thoughts about having a girl. When I got pregnant with my girl (after welcoming a boy first and who, if you remember, was named after YOU suggested a compromise on the two names we were considering!), I also wanted another boy. Girls petrified me!! I now can't believe I thought that. :) I LOVE having a girl. She is really different from me and it's so, so great. She is girly through and through and I can't wait to see what she does next. My two are night and day and I'm so blessed. :)

sara luke said...

Thanks, Tara! That's really encouraging!

Julie Durocher said...

Congratulations! I am excited for you!