I know I promised that 2013 was the year of big announcements... heyy, we're moving to a rental house! We're having a baby! We're moving to another rental house! We sold our house, kind of! We're having a baby boy! I quit my full-time job! Yeah, 2013 was chock full of announcements.
But, despite my promise, I've got an announcement for 2014 that will knock your socks off.
David and I learned last week that, contrary to our belief and the information provided to us over the past five months, our sweet baby number two is not, actually, a boy.
WE'RE HAVING A GIRL!
You heard me right. Baby #2 is a she!
So, here's the quick version. At about 13 weeks pregnant, I had my end-of-the-first-trimester ultrasound. My doctor's office, with the caveat that it was pretty early, said they were about 75% sure it was a boy. Fast forward two weeks, when David and I (with whom patience is not a virtue) got an elective ultrasound with an ultrasound technicians office and he declared that it was 100% a boy. He also called HDawg's gender, so we trusted him and his opinion. At 20 weeks, I had another ultrasound with my doctor's office. Apparently my little bean had legs crossed and pulled back, so there was no gender confirmation done that day. But we showed the technician the 15 week photos and she, like us, was pretty sure at what we were looking at and said, for sure that's a boy!
Now, here we are, 13 weeks later. My doctor wanted to check my fluid levels (sorry, TMI) and ordered an ultrasound for me last Thursday. David and I waltz into the ultrasound room, excited to see our little man. I laid down, the technician squirted the gel all over my stomach, pulled up the image on the television screen and said, "Your baby girl looks perfectly healthy!"
David awkward laughed and said, "Ha! You mean our baby boy?"
"Oh no," the technician says, "this is 100% a girl."
Several days and one more third-party ultrasound technician opinion later (who, for the record, unanimously agreed that we are 100% having a little girl), the shock remains. Our second child, whom we've already named with a boy name, bought boy clothes for and made a boy nursery for is... a girl! That's some crazy news when you're only about five weeks from meeting her, right?!
Crazy, but unbelievably exciting. All along, David and I have felt so blessed with this second baby and we are over the moon excited about the fact that she's a little girl. Seriously, what incredible news! We were so excited to have another little boy, but the news that we're having a little girl is just amazing. It's like this little creature we had no clue existed in the world has been with us the whole time. Rocking some ruffles and a big ol' hair bow, that's for sure ; )
For those of you who are wondering, apparently the original gender confirmations were made in error due to some hormone-surged swollen little girl parts. Again, TMI, but it can happen, apparently. So here we are! I'm 33 weeks pregnant and had HDawg at 38 weeks, meaning that we've got about five weeks to find this sweet little girl a name, some clothes and a nursery. But one thing is for certain- she's already got a huge spot in mine and David's hearts and in our little family of soon-to-be four.
So, while I promised no more big announcements in 2014... I'm pretty excited to break that promise and share this grand ol' news with y'all! Now, who wants to hep me paint the nursery pink?!