Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's a...

GIRL! Today we had our 20 week ultrasound. It was exciting to see her on the monitor but the little stinker was not cooperating. I even drank a Dr. Pepper and ate a bunch of candy a half hour before, on advice from a friend, so that she would move plenty and let us take a peek. Well she did move around a lot, even the doctor commented on that but she kept her legs firmly together. The doc kept trying to get her to move and open up but she did not cooperate. He said, "I have a pretty good idea what the baby is though." And then after looking a few more times, still never a great shot that I can tell (but I'm no professional) he said it is a girl. So, we are going with that even though it wasn't the most confidant declaration. We are going to have another ultrasound in a month because he couldn't get a good shot of the back of her brain so we will confirm everything then. The doc said that everything looked good and he saw no problems. Bella smiled really big when she found out it was a girl and kept telling us, "I knew it was a girl!" Now we'll wait to see if baby girl has red hair and blue eyes like Bella also predicts.

So, girl names. Hmmmmm. I had a boy name that I really liked but I am struggling with the girl names right now. Blaine is firm about not naming the babies until they are born but I like to have a clear vision in my head about the most likely name before they enter the world. So, any baby girl name suggestions are appreciated at this point.

I really didn't care if the baby was a girl or a boy. We already have one of each so I was excited about either. But now knowing that it is a girl, I am getting exciting thinking about all the fun girl activities that me, Bella, and baby girl get to enjoy together...shopping, lunches, girl movies, etc. And I am so excited for Bella to have a sister. Poor Ez and Blaine. They are soon to be outnumbered!

15 comments:

KrisJ said...

Soooo exciting!! I love baby girls!! Shopping for them is so much funner! Congrats! Girl names are hard so Im not gonna even try so good luck with that!

tamiz said...

YIPPEE!!! I like old fashioned names...Claire, Jane, Lilah, Miranda

JoAnn said...

Yeah, congratulations!

Haley L said...

How exciting! I had a wierd feeling today that you were going to get girl news. Bella will be a great big sis either way, but I think she had a hand in this one! :)

Lisa said...

Personally I like the outnumbered thing. It works for us.....

Tami Bee said...

YEA! Either way it's great, but maybe another girl will balance out Ez's energy! I second what Kris said, girls are more fun to shop for! Congrats! Let the pink begin!

Moose and Family said...

Yay for girls!!!! Congratulations!

shelly said...

Yay- I just knew it. Congrats guys, glad everything looks good. Have fun!

Jessie and kids said...

girls are wonderful, so are the little men in our lives (and the big ones too) I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

Leslie said...

Hooray for another girl! I am so happy for you guys. Gotta hit the Children's Place and get her and Bella Matchy clothes. Names I like:
Bailey, Kristen, Sasha, Anna, Lauren and Jayne

Good Luck!

Connie said...

How fun, Congratulations! Good luck thinking of a name. That part is never easy for us either.

SO Wright said...

I love girls Have three girls Bethanie, Brylee and Baylee, 2 boys Hunter and Parker, I love Girl names with "B" Bethanie's name Means Bethlehem Where Christ was Born And she has the Sweetest spirit about her, It just fits her Perfect, And I don't let anyone call her Beth. But Girls are Wonderful,But so are Boys. My last Baby who is now 8 they couldn't get a clear shot of her either they thought she was a girl, Sure enough she was. so happy for your Family.
Danielle (Blaine's cousin)

Teresa said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys. Girls names were always much easier for us to choose. I'll think about some & pass them on.

Tara said...

Congrats! That's SO exciting!!!

Michelle said...

I was thinking about you today and then it dawned on me that you should have had your ultrasound by now- I immediately jumped on your blog-How exciting to have another girl! I am supper excited for you and all the fun shopping you can get ahead start on. Congrats on the news!