she may be the face i can’t forget

We’re having a girl!

It's a girl!

Our ultrasound was a success and we not only found out that we’re having a daughter, but that she has all her parts and is looking healthy! We saw just about all the body parts – even two little feet. As they were poking around with the ultrasound wand, we even saw her kick one of her skinny little legs. They captured a video of her heartbeat and you can even see the 4 chambers of the heart. Pretty amazing considering how tiny she still is.

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Baby face

Foot

(There are a few more ultrasound pics on Flickr)

We are just thrilled to be having a little girl. It feels so good to refer to her as a “her” instead of “it” and to think about all the things having a daughter brings. Drew called it from day one and is very comfortable with the fact that he is already outnumbered. Now we can really get the planning and decorating started! Oh, and we should probably figure out a name for this little lady!

*Blog post title is a lyric from the song “She” by Elvis Costello

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what’s it gonna be?

We’re counting down the days until we’re halfway done and can finally find out what we’re having. I’ve been doing great – coasting through the second trimester. Just a little hard to sleep at night and now the backaches are kicking in. But other than that, smooth sailing!

So what’s it gonna be? Boy or girl? I have no feelings one way or the other at this point and will be happy with either one. I just hope it has all it’s organs and major appendages.

Boy or Girl?

I’m really looking forward to seeing the ultrasound pictures – I hope the baby cooperates and doesn’t hide the goods! I don’t realize how much bigger I’ve gotten until I take my picture every 2 weeks. Yowzas. And I still have a long way to go!

12 weeks - 18 weeks

I officially can’t paint my own toenails anymore and I have Drew buckle my shoes in the morning. I’m down to just walking briskly for exercise which I try to do regularly to gear up for our big northwest trip later this month. I’ll start doing some swimming once the neighborhood pool opens.

Once we find out the gender, we can move forward with picking things out for the nursery and I can get to that nesting phase! Until then, I sit tight on the couch with the cats on my lap (who are happy to have a pillow on which to rest their heads.)