Thursday, March 12, 2009

It's a..................................

GIRL!!!!!!

I won't keep you in suspense as I obviously don't love surprises either. I had an ultrasound yesterday that told us some other good things too. Our new little girl looks very healthy and that is a huge relief for me. I was more concerned about that than anything else and probably more than the general public. I know everyone wants a healthy baby but having been down the road we have I think it just comes more naturally to for me to worry than be optimistic. I could hardly even stand up in the doctors office yesterday. I was so nervous my knees had turned to jelly. She did measure a tiny bit smaller than last time, but only by a couple of days... nothing like the 2 weeks behind that we saw on our first ultrasound with Maeve. So, I am still a little nervous but I am comfortable with just watching this on the external measurements from here on out.


Back to the gender!! I am thrilled to be breaking the tie in our little family. My team won with more girls than boys now! Just kidding. But honestly I am very excited. I think Isaac will be a great big brother for a little sister. I also get to go through my girl things now and make use of them. I haven't been able to part with anything that I bought for Maeve even though so much of it, mostly clothes, she never got to use. I still think there will be a lot of shopping to do for this little one though because most of what I had for Maeve was in preemie sizes which this one will (hopefully) not fit in. My mom couldn't wait to get started and she already bought her an adorable dress and jammies! It's hard to resist since she will be here in the summer and all of the summer stuff is already out.


We didn't find out the gender until the very end of the ultrasound but we saw the profile at the very beginning and when I saw it I was convinced it was a girl. Pretty strange huh? I just thought she had a very feminine looking bone structure or something. Seriously, this pic looks a lot like Isaac's ultrasound pic but more.... girly I think. Anyone else ever noticed that on ultrasound? I tried to find Isaac's so that I could show you but I have misplaced it. Here is the new little girl though. We can't wait to meet her!

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Erin, this is so exciting! Congrats!

P.S. Where has Kathy gone?

Rachel said...

Yay!!!! That is SO exciting! Congrats! It's always a relief to see them growing in there! Helps you breath easier, I'm sure. And I'm glad you get to put your little girl things to use again. I'm really hoping that my little bump is a girl as well!

Erin said...

Kristina, I have been wondering about Kathy too. I was just guessing she has been busy preparing to camp. I know if I had to do girls camp I would need a minimum 1 year prep time and I still would probably not survive the week.
I think I will take some treats over to her tomorrow and put them in front of her computer so that she will be inspired to blog.

Nancy Brown said...

oh I am so excited for you. I am glad that she is doing well and growing just fine. I understand your worry. i can't wait to see if she looks like Maeve.

Oh and did I mention JEALOUS. I am still in the convincing d that we need another one

The Slothower Family said...

That is great!!! Congrats! I'm glad everything is looking good.

Grammy said...

Wahoo! Congratulations - and I'm totally with your mom, it's so fun to shop for girls - I love to run out the minute I hear a girl is coming and buy something cute.

Kim

Mychelle and Sam said...

Congratulations!! Girls are so much fun to buy for just ask Sam! I am glad that everything is going well. We are excited for you guys!

Shelley said...

congrats erin! and don't stress until there is something to stress about. easier said than done, right?! i love washing little girls clothes - it looks like the washing machine had pink dye spilled in it! ha!

Jenny said...

Congrats that is so exciting! I'm finding that little girls are too fun to shop for.

Dan and Ashley said...

Congratulations Erin! That is such exciting news! You will have so much fun having another little girly. I can't believe you are going to have 3 kids! Geez, we need to get ourselves movin'! ;) We are so happy for you. What names do you like??

Ryan & Tiffany said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is so fun! It's all I know, but little girls are so much fun! The dresses, headbands, tights, and PINK. I don't know what it is about little girl clothes that make them so irresistible, but it's hard to pass them up. Have fun shopping! And congrats again.

Just curious, has there been a lot of obivious differences in being pregnant with a boy vs girl? Some people say there is, I'm just curious if you noticed.

Misti said...

Hooray! I am so excited for you! Congrats!!

Kathy said...

Erin - yay! I could tell it was a girl, from the moment I laid eyes on that very first ultrasound pic (ha)

Glad I emerged from my month-long blog-sabbatical just in time to hear the news! I love that I made it to your blog comments (tee, hee) Just bein' a blog-slacker is all.

Love ya!

Brett and Rachael said...

Erin, Congratulations! That is so exciting! Have fun shopping for all that fun girl stuff!
Hey did you guys move up here to traverse? I thought I had seen you driving up here a couple of times, but I wasn't sure. :)