December 29, 2014

Having a Girl

Good morning!

The day I found out I was having a girl, I didn't cry. But I wanted to. I thought I would cry or shed at least one tear. My husband and I were in the ultrasound room when the tech was swirling her slimy wand around my belly. It was THE appointment- to find out the sex of our baby or not. We both knew that we wanted to find out for a long time but I couldn't believe I didn't cry at that moment.  

My husband just smiled when the tech confidently announced, GIRL. I looked at him and smiled back. Maybe it was just being there on the table with a stranger in a small, dimmed room that made me not want to cry happy tears?  I wasn't embarrassed, I just don't know why I didn't get choked up. And I'm the crier of the family. ;)  I think I said something like, "Aww- yay!"  Ugh.  Such a nerdy response. But at least I responded.  I didn't want the tech to think I was made of stone.

Of course I was thrilled to hear we were having a baby girl. We were going to have a daughter.  I've always wanted a girl. But weeks prior to that appointment, I had dreams of having a baby boy and I had a hunch that I was carrying a boy.  So strange. We left feeling really excited and couldn't wait to call our family and friends.  I remember the baby wasn't in a good enough position to be able to see her heart- the four chambers. I had to go back the following week so they could look again.  It still took a little bit, but finally the tech saw everything she needed to and you better believe I made her confirm, again, that it was in fact, a GIRL.

As long as it was healthy, that's all that mattered to me. To us.

Later that night, I cried happy tears.

Do you remember the day you found out the sex of your baby ( if you wanted to)? I'd love to know your stories.

If you didn't find out, how did you do it? I could never not know! The suspense would kill us both. Did you make it all the way to 40 weeks without knowing?

My sweet girl will be 10 months old on the 3rd. Time sure is flying! :(

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