We had an ultrasound this morning and found out the sex of our baby! I’ve never been one to want to wait to find out at the birth. It’s just as exciting now as when it would be on their birthday and unless the ultrasound results are wrong I just like the ability to start referring to the baby as Him or Her.
I’ve never kept it a secret, I want a girl. Of course I want a healthy baby and I’d be happy with a boy too but I was holding out hope that our little family would expand to be a family of five with a little girl.
We had the ultrasound and everything measured great, the baby is healthy and all the fingers, toes, heart chambers and brain are present.
And we found out WE’RE HAVING A GIRL!!!
Joel enjoyed the kids coloring tablet in the waiting room after the ultrasound and before the doctor’s appointment.
It was funny hearing the results. Like we already all knew what it would be but I was convinced there could still be a chance that a boy would pop up on the screen. The ultrasound tech told us and we were just smiling in silence. I congratulated Joel and he said “Congratulations to you Mommy”.
And after the chat with the doctor I started taking pictures of everything pink.
I’m not going to go totally pink crazy. I don’t want to do big bowed headbands or super princess-y ruffled dresses but after three years of boy clothes I’m not anti pink either.
We talked about whether we wanted to do anything fancy to announce the news. Should we come home with pink balloons for the boys to play with? Or maybe that was enforcing the pink stereotype too much and too early with Graham and Miles.
So the only other logical choice? DONUTS.
We picked up a half dozen donuts and headed home to start spreading the word. We were all smiles and hugs with my folks who are here for their weekly visit to help out with the boys. And while we were distracted the boys took advantage of the donut box left on the kitchen table.
Being a big brother is tasty!
Joel called the family to spread the word while the boys started fussing over their donut allotment and getting the right amount of extra sprinkles.
I didn’t worry too much about making sure the boys know what we found out and trying to get them to be excited. I know we’ll have lots of little moments to talk about it. But knowing the sex is making it feel more real now.
I hope everyone has a great day today, the rain is keeping us inside but I couldn’t feel more sunny!
And now we can get serious about discussing names – complete with lists, graphs and charts. (I’m not exaggerating.)
Until then – Peace!