Tuesday, November 18, 2008


First off, my thoughts on ultrasounds. NO ONE is more giddy than me when a couple doesn't know what they're having. I think it's SO exciting and thrilling, much more than usual. I love to announce it and see their reactions to the big news, and hear their calls to family. Oddly enough, I think I've had more lately who've wanted to make it a surprise. But we found-out today and the reasons are 2 fold.

1. I have access to an ultrasound machine 24/7 at any point I want it. That means my will has to last until the end of April, and what are the chances of that. Low, at best -- fyi.

2. In a situation where you might have some inkling of disappointment when you find out, I think it's best to find out when your baby is just a peanut instead of when it's crying on your chest. Just my own personal opinion, but I have seen the disappointment, and it breaks my heart.

BUT, without further adieu....

Hilary will be shabily dressed, because this baby's gonna need some new clothes. We'll be welcoming a baby girl into our home in the end of April (she put my due date on April 24th -- which is what I have suspected, but Kaiser will keept it at April 17th -- which is fine, because I will go on maternity leave earlier). I made her make SURE she was sure. We saw all the girl parts (both sides, I don't want some labia confused with a penis). Anyway, she was pretty sure, and she even made me pretty sure -- and heavens knows I'm a skeptic. I will most likely have another one at work where we all gather round and see if we see anything. So, the wait is over, and I am happy to have that done with. Now bring on the isles of pink stuff. :) Oh, and for all the rest of her body it seemed to check out. Of course, the ultrasound tech can't tell us anything but I didn't notice her being bothered by anything, and I didn't see anything (but let's say my ultrasound skills are limited, I thought I saw a penis at least 3 times -- I'm guessing it was probably a foot or something upon further evaluation).


  1. YAY! She's as beautiful as a baby can be on an ultrasound.

    So excited for you. :D

  2. Congratulations. Can't wait to see a mini Hilly.

  3. That is so exciting!!! I have been waiting all day for your results.

  4. Hooray! Congratulations! You give me hope that there might be a girl in our future someday! Bring on the pink!!!!

  5. Oh yeah! I'm so happy for you!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!! Very exciting..

  7. Oh yay!!! What a relief that everything seems okay. It's hard to imagine you as the mom of a GIRL!! Congratulations!

  8. Is the world ready for another you? :-) Congratulations!

  9. Congrats! Girl clothes are so much more fun to buy than boy clothes. :)

  10. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Congratulations! You will enjoy having a girl. I haven't had the time to read blogs much lately so it was fun to catch up on yours for a few minutes. What a fun surprise to hear about your pregnancy. Hope all goes well and you endure the not so fun parts. It's sounds like you have already endured a few with the glucose test. I've been there and done that-not fun. I'm glad you haven't been to sick. It was fun to read your blog about you cravings. Pizza is always on my list of things I hate. Something to do with vomiting a lot when I'm pregnant.Anyway take care. If you lived closer I would give you all my girl clothes-Kara

  11. Congrats!! Having 2 boys and 1 girl...what can be better???!

  12. This is great news! Drew, being the only boy in his family, but with lots of sisters, should be great with a daughter, huh?
    Unfortunately, I didn't keep much in the way of baby girls clothes to pass on to you. After 3 girls, they were pretty worn out/damaged. Well I can at least pass on advice. lol


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