Friday, July 9, 2010

A Baby Girl

To answer some questions, the due date is November 15th. I'm almost 22 weeks so more than halfway there! This pregnancy has been very different than the first 2. I was SUPER tired the whole month of March and part of April. My doctor did say I was taking care of 2 kids but it wasn't like I was running around with them everywhere. I was just sitting there all day. It took all my energy just to get off the couch! Eating was difficult. This pregnancy was just different. I had hopes and an inkling that maybe, just maybe it meant it was a girl.
For those who don't know, Landon was supposed to have been a little girl. We were told, "I've been doing this for 10 years, I have 3 girls, that's a girl." And a week before Landon was born, oops, it's a boy! We're actually pretty sure this is really going to be a girl but in the back of my head, I'm thinking, what if!
Although the ultrasound technician told us we were having a girl, we were/are still a little skeptical. It was actually quite funny. The woman told us, "well, it looks like ... a girl!" And there was complete silence. No excitement, no smiles, no nothing! I think my mom asked, "are you sure?" It wasn't like we weren't excited, we were just, like I said, skeptical. Because, come on, we've been told that before! I did explain to her that our little girl before is now a cute 3 year old boy just so she didn't think we were totally not thrilled to finally be getting a little girl.
When John and I got home and told everyone, it still didn't seem real. Even calling it a she seemed like we might jinx it! I caught myself calling her a he or it. It almost seems like if you start calling it a she, she's going to change on you! I know that's not going to happen but maybe it's really a boy in there! He was just really good at hiding his stuff! I sure know Landon was!
Well, at least this time, there is hope that I can once again get out all that girl bedding and put it to good use. I was asked many times after Landon was born what I was going to do with all that little girl stuff. I let them know that we were going to keep it and wait till we had a girl. Well, the time has hopefully come that we will use it. You can even see it here since we posted it before! Now, if only we had planned on a May baby girl since all the girl clothes are for spring and not at all for the winter time when she's (oops I just jinxed it again) due.


Julie and Stephen Barnes said...

So your real due date is three days before me... (november 18th) I am sure you will have your precious little "girl" before my sweet little boy arrives. Congratulations!!!!

Andrea Marie Photography said...

Congratulations on the news of having a girl, but geez...I hope they are right this time! The bedding and everything is beautiful!

Kirsten and Steve said...

yeah yeah!! We are excited for you--girl or boy :) That is crazy that they were wrong before. I've never really heard a first-hand story like that. You have a right to be skeptical. But, hopefully this time they are right. We love having our little girl.

Cheryl said...

At least you're prepared either way! Congratulations again!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Ah congrats!!! That's so exciting and hopefully they are right this time. I can't believe the week before he was born is when they pulled the switcheroo on you. But I guess that's better than at labor... haha :) Congrats again, i'm excited for you guys!