Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's a....

Courtesy of Google Images

It's a girl!  I'm having a baby girl!!!  A daughter.  I'm overjoyed!  After the scan I had this peaceful feeling of calm, I realized that I felt truly happy for the first time in a very long time.  I guess it (finally) all became real.  I'm really pregnant and I'm expecting a healthy baby girl. 

The scan itself went great, she's measuring on track and everything looks good.  That combined with my 2nd Trimester bloodwork continues to keep me in the low risk category - for a high risk patient.  I will have another detailed scan at 24w, where they will take a close look at the development of her heart.  

I love being able to refer to 'she' & 'her' now, rather than 'it' or 'the baby'.

Here she is!! 18w3d
My best buddy, J, came with me to the scan yesterday.  He has never seen a pregnancy ultrasound, although he's had several of his own stomach due to gastrointestinal problems that landed him in the hospital for a couple of weeks last year.  

J is a lifelong athlete with an interest in the human body so he was enthralled watching the screen, pointing things out and asking the tech lots of questions.

We were talking about finding out, and J being there.  I said something along the lines of J being able to tell baby girl that Uncle J got to see her girl parts for the first time.  The room was silent before we all started cracking up, the ultrasound tech included, when I realized how pervy that had just sounded.  J was like, I didn't see anything!  Give me a break, I just found out I'm expecting a baby girl, my head wasn't working properly!  You know what I meant!


And of course, I did a little shopping for baby girl yesterday!  I'll have to take some pictures of the goods to share in another post.





19 comments:

  1. OMG!! Congratulations!! So amazing...I would LOVE to have a little girl! I'm so happy for you, and I want to thank you for talking me off the ledge earlier today. You really helped calm me down...
    Congrats again!

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  2. Congrats on your daughter! It definitely makes it more real to know if "it" is a boy or girl. Now you can go shopping for all the really cute girlie fun stuff!! How are you feeling lately?

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  3. Congratulations. Oh so sweet to be expecting a baby girl.

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  4. BB, congrats! That is awesome, I'm so happy things are proceeding nicely and calmly, excited for you!

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  5. Congrats! Baby girls are wonderful!!!

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  6. A perfect baby girl--- yahoooo! So happy for you, BB!! She is one lucky little girl to have you as her mama---oh to be so loved and wanted :)
    Congratulations!!

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  7. OMG!!! Big congratulations! You will have so much fun shopping for her, and I think a girl is so perfect!! I love it!!! It had to be a girl with all the pink in your blog ;-) lol Congratulations again, I'm so thrilled for you!

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  8. Yay!!!!! Congratulations! And LOL at poor Uncle J. :)

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  9. Congrats on your baby girl! So exciting!

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  10. Congrats! What a beautiful pic of you daughter! I can't wait to find out, I still have a whole month to go.

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  11. Fabulous fabulous - There's nothing better than a baby girl!

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  12. Yay for baby girls! I'm so happy for you!

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  13. Oh yeah!!! Little girls are so much fun!!! I'm so happy for you

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  14. How totally exciting! First off, super congratulations that she looks perfectly healthy. And second, a little girl!!! It really is so totally awesome to know the sex, makes it so much more real. I am incredibly excited for you.

    When I had my ultrasound with M and saw her girly bits for the first time I felt kind of bad about it, like we totally violated her privacy. I still feel a little uncomfortable making sure that her labia haven't adhered every day or so.

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  15. Congrats!! I'm so happy for you!

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  16. Congratulations! Your joy is palpable, and I'm SO very happy for you!!

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