That’s right, my friends: we’re having another girl.
She says hello!
I have to admit, I’m surprised. I really thought it was going to be a boy, simply because the way I have felt since peeing on that stick back in January? Very different than the first time around. From different food cravings to energy levels to my hair color changing to my face breaking out like mad to Super Dry Skin to Super Sore Boobs to only gaining a few pounds so far… very different. But, I’m confident the ultrasound tech was right. Even Dan and I could tell before she said anything. We got a couple of really good butt-shots of the kid (no pictures of that though, but we have video!) so it was pretty obvious.
(Also: besides finding out the gender, everything else went great! All the fingers and toes and legs and arms and kidneys and brain, everything looks good. Due date is the same as far as I know- 9/26- and she was jumping around like maniac in there.)
Maggie has already named the baby Cinderella. And when she waved to the baby on the monitor at the office? I NEARLY DIED FROM THE CUTE.
I’m excited. Dan is considering a lobotomy. But I think he’s excited too. I would have been happy with a boy, but the more I think about having another little girl in our family, the more I feel It’s Right. Probably just because I’m familiar with having a girl and having a boy was something very abstract in my mind and a little bit scary, but I think Maggie having a little sister will be perfect. I’m looking forward to re-using some of the adorable clothes she wore only once or twice (poor second kid gets all the hand-me-downs! heh) and I’m really anxious to start planning the nursery.
HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS. WE’RE HAVING ANOTHER FREAKING BABY.