Friday, October 22, 2010

boy or girl???

Hi there!! Sorry for posting this so late, but it's been one CRAZY DAY!

Let me tell you the story . . .

This morning at the appointment the stars were not aligned. The baby was bellied up to the placenta, there was a shadow from my belly button right between the legs, then the little feet were sort of blocking the view. It just wasn't happening. The poor doc looked and looked and still couldn't come up with anything! He couldn't even see half of the things on his checklist so he scheduled me for another full ultrasound in 4 weeks.

So we went away SUPER BUMMED. I went from being sad, to being really annoyed and a little mad! HAHA (pregnancy hormones)

I texted my mom to break the bad news and she was immediately determined to find a way for us to find out before we leave for Orlando tomorrow. She called her good friend who used to be an ultrasound tech at the hospital. She's a labor and delivery nurse now, but she can still get people in and do an ultrasound on them. Well the stars WERE ALIGNED for round 2 because she just happened to be working today and had some free time to help us out. So, my mom, Josh and I all met at the hospital to try again! (This wasn't until almost 5:00pm). The baby had moved a little by then and she was able to get the perfect shot and tell us what we're having. In 15 years of ultrasounds she's only been wrong 3 times. So the odds are pretty good. So . . .


The majority of my blog readers were right! I really didn't think I had a feeling either way, but I realized when she said "It's a girl" that I must have REALLY thought it was a boy because I was totally shocked. I had myself all geared up to hear her say its a boy. But it's not! It's a baby girl!!!! I really wanted a girl of course, I guess I just was thinking boy, but I didn't really realize that until that moment.

We are both THRILLED! Josh says he sort of thought it was a boy, but he can only really picture us with a girl so it just feels right! Like I said, I didn't really notice, but I have been picturing us with a boy so now my mind is sort of having a hard time making the switch!!!!

I'm just SO RELIEVED that we got to find out. THANK GOODNESS!! I seriously was having such a bad day after the first appointment. Even when we got to the hospital to see my mom's friend I really didn't have any hope that we'd actually be able to find out. We got very lucky!!!!

It's a baby girl for us! When we decide on a name I'll let y'all know! (We're getting very close on a name already).

We spent another half hour on the grass outside the hospital making phone calls to family members and then I headed straight to book club! As soon as I got home I started this post. So that's why its so late!

So happy we got to find out! So happy its a girl! Gotta go finish packing . . . TTFN.

24 comments:

  1. WOO-HOO!!! Congratulations! Little girls are so fun, I am finding. :-) I'm glad you were able to find out even after the disappointment in the morning.

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  2. YAY!!!!!! Girls are SO FUN... and so dramatic... and it's even better when you end up with one that acts just like you! hahahaha :) She will be BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats Britt... I'm so freakin excited for you!! :)

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  3. so happy for you guys! glad your mum could call in some favours and it all worked out!
    -bellbird

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  4. How awesome you are having a girl! I had 2 boys first before I got my Sweet Violet. I didn't believe it when they told me it was a girl in the ultrasound. I refused to believe it until we got our amnio result back and knew 100% that it was a girl. Congrats again!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so glad your mom was able to help you guys find out today. What a great story! I'm seeing a lot of pink in our digi-scrapping future! Just don't forget to make some blue kits, too, ok? :)

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  6. Britt- I think you have the perfect name for a new kit "The Stars Aligned". Today we begin the celebration of my daughters 7th birthday! Yeah she wasn't born until the 30th! But little girls are worth every cupcake and glitter you find all over!! Best wishes to you and Josh!

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  7. WHEE!!! I'm so glad Josh and you were able to find out today. You know I knew how you felt after that first appointment. It's so cool that your Mom has good friends like that. Hee, hee...Grandma was gonna make things work for out for everybody.:D

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  8. Congratulations to you both! Girls are great!!

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  9. HIIIIAAAAHHHh!! Congrats!!! I've two little girls: and I promise you a ton of wonderful times with your baby!! Girls are very fond of cuddles and kisses!!Always!! And especially with Daddy: prepare you to this Josh!!

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  10. I'm so happy for you Britt, I couldn't picture you with anything but a girl! :) Kudos to your mom for finding you the second appointment!!

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  11. Yay! Hooray for you on such a wonderful ending to your day and for her! She will have such wonderful parents! And we will have lovely girlie kits to play with ! LOL Princess kits!!!! whoo-hoo! LOL

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  12. congrats! i thought our daughter was a boy. i had the same feelings you did! you guys will be great parents!

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  13. Congrats! That is soooo exciting! A sweet baby girl! I am glad your Mom's friend was able to help. I know you must have been super bummed after the original vist. So glad it worked out. I am looking forward to seeing some baby girl designs. :) Congrats again! Woooo hoooo so exciting! Melinda

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  14. Congratulations!! What a fun turn of events. Go Mom! Let the shopping begin!

    ShannonC

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  15. YAY!! Congrats and welcome to the girl side. We have 4 girls and have so much fun with them. Girls are easier to shop for especially since just about everything is pink (I know that's your favorite color).

    We didn't want to find out with our last one, but then we found out we were having twins so we needed to know what they were.

    I'm so excited for you!!

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  16. Aww, congratulations you guys!! I'm so glad you got to find out! You will LOVE having a little girl!!

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  17. Congratulations!!!! How exciting! Can't wait to hear the name & I know you can't wait until you hold that little girl in your arms! I'll be seeing you this week at Epcot!

    Kim S. aka carolinagirl

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  18. YAYAYAYAYAY!! I need the "woo hoo" smilies on this thing and the dancing ones and thumbs up and all that!!! Caps and exclamation marks can't begin to express how excited I am for you!!! I'm soooo glad Grandma pulled a few strings so you could find out sooner than later...AND that little baby girl cooperated too! =) I voted girl because you love pink so much and I just love all your layouts with you and your neice, I can't wait for the ones of you, Josh and your new blessing baby! Now you'll know how to shop when you are in the Happiest Place on Earth!! =)

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  19. CONGRATS!!!! I know the relief you are feeling right now. After 4 babies, just knowing makes you feel that much closer to your little one. Once we knew we would call them by name, read stories to them and decorate the nursery!!! What an amazing time this is for all of you! SOOOO excited for some baby girl kits from you now! LOL Happy & safe travels.
    HUGS, Fonnetta

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  20. Congrats! Girls are so fun! Mine is 3 years old... Is it selfish that Im extra excited because it means even more girly, princess-y kits? ;)

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  21. Yay yay yay! Three cheers for the baby girl :) Congratulations again!

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  22. I'm so glad she cooperated for the 2nd ultrasound. Silly baby! I'm very excited for you guys! Have an awesome time in Orlando!!

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  23. Congrats, I knew you'd have a girl! Just don't forget the boys when you make kits ;)

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  24. PINK! Congrats! Having a girl first is so much fun! Have a fantastic time at WDW!

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