Friday, January 25, 2013
OMG! Send me your Links!
I. Can. Not. Believe it!
We're going to have a little girl.
My Three Sons + A Girl! I need you all to send me links to your favorite girly fabrics, and baby girl quilts. I have that set up at the end of this post. But first I'll ramble on a bit about my exciting morning.
So glad my appointment was at 9am, I don't think I could have waited much longer. Although, after a record 11 months of no measurable snow, I think we got our first inch last night. Major down side to going so long without it - EVERYBODY forgot how to drive. The hospital is 6 minutes from my house (a mom of three boys, you totally know the travel time to the ER) it took almost 20! Luckily I'm a bit crazy about not being late for stuff, and left the house 25mins before my appointment.
The older two were at the ultrasound when we found out that Becket was a boy, so this time Becket got to skip out on the morning at school and be the first to know. Being a Level II ultrasound, I knew it was going to take a little longer, and we brought Hidden Pictures for him to pass the waiting time.
We had planned on taking a photo of him at the moment he found out boy/girl, but the tech put the kibosh on that! No photos or video allowed in the building. Bummer. It was super cool to see his face when he first recognized a baby within that snowy picture on the screen.
It was only a couple minutes before she told us that we were having a girl. Mark and I just looked at each other and said - Really?!
After the tech was done with the million measurements, it was time to wait for the doctor to come in. Love that the doctor comes right then, does her own check, and gives you the report before you walk out the door. I can worry a bit (major understatement), so I was very excited to hear everything right then. Luckily we did bring those books for Becket, we ended up waiting over 45 minutes before the doctor came in. Of course, I had convinced myself that there was something horribly wrong with her heart or something, and they were taking a long time trying to decide what else needed checking. Seriously, 45 MINUTES! May as well have been a year. I think I said a million prayers - alternating between Hail Mary and Hail Holy Queen, with some pleading in between for either peace or good news. Ended up a clerical mistake - my folder was put at the back of the queue instead of the front. The doctor was super nice and apologized a couple of times.
The baby's sex is not written in the tech reports, so she said we would get her official second opinion right then. It was just a minute and she was quick to congratulate us on a little girl. Then the most wonderful news yet, she said that everything was looking very healthy and they didn't see any markers for congenital defects. Major sigh of relief.
We came home with a whole bunch of pictures. Her cute little profile up there.
You can see the ball-like thing on her belly, that's her hand. They barely caught it, as it was moving up and down the whole time. She was super busy! They also did the 3D thing and were able to get a fair picture. Each time the tech would try to capture her face, she would turn to us, then quickly turn away - not wanting much to do with the process.
I told the doctor how I have 3 boys, and my brother has 2 - and that my mom had pretty much given up hope for ever having a granddaughter. She labeled this next picture just for my mom.
What's so funny, is the doctor captured little miss doing her thing in this one. That's her arm reaching up above her head. And what she is doing is pointing her little index finger out of her fist, like I'm number 1. Or perhaps, practicing telling her big brothers what to do. It was so funny. She did that a bunch of times, with both hands. She's an ambidextrous bossy little girl.
Now I need help from all of you! How am I going to choose the perfect baby quilt(s) and fabric for this little one?
Link up your favorite baby quilts and girly fabric combinations, I would love to see them!