Saturday, December 11, 2010

20 weeks down

Its official, we made it half way through this pregnancy.

My LAST pregnancy.EVER. I made that clear at my very first Dr. apt. and the last one as well that I want my tubes tied. 3 is plenty. A great number.  I did have a few people ask if this baby was going to be another boy if we would try again, um, no way! lol

We had our sonogram this am.  The sonogram tech said something like "do you have a feeling of what it is". I said" no, not really but I did just see a bump down south.  Not sure if that is a toe or a boy but I would really love to have a little girl!" She giggled and said she has yet to determine the sex. We waited patiently for 45 more minutes of pictures, pushes and giggles to get the baby to cooperate. Finally, she said from what she could tell that it is a girl but there is no 100% until the baby is delivered.  She shows us the 3 lines and repeated that there is no "bump."  I laughed and repeated what I read online: a hamburger for a girl and hot dog for a boy, 3 lines is a hamburger...YAY!  I had tears in my eyes and Gary was squeezing my hand.  It was a moment that I will never forget, ever.

We had not really planned on having our 3rd child for another year.  We were pleasantly surprised and SCARED to find out that we were going to have 2 under the age of 2. In diapers. Oh my!  From the moment I peed on the stick, I thought from the timing that it had to be a girl...but really you just never know.  I was determined to not get my hopes up or get set on a particular feeling of what gender this baby was.  My Mom has been correct with all 3 of my kids.  This one she held back a little on her predictions.  Not sure if its because she didnt want me to get too excited, or herself!

So I get to shop for pink bows, shoes, dresses, hats and shoes!  Oh my the shoes this kid will have ;)  I have always loved shopping for friends little girls and my niece so it will be a dream come true for me to find that first perfect outfit.  I have already started online...although they are still sitting in my cart because once I click to pay, it will all be really real. A GIRL IN OUR HOUSE! WOW!!!

We have not determined a middle name at this time but her first name will be Charlotte.   Her nickname will be Charlie as we are naming her after my Dad.  I consider her my angel sent from him :)

Go team pink. As my friend Jen said "finally someone on my side."


  1. Congrats...that is so exciting! Shop 'till you drop or until that finger goes numb from clicking on that mouse!

  2. I know I've said it, but I'm so happy for you! Little girls are so much fun!