Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's a GIRL!

Monday, Josh and I found out we are having a little girl.  We are more than thrilled!  It's funny because neither of us had a preference on the gender, but sorta had this feeling from the beginning it would be a girl.  Then over the weekend, Josh's sister, Rachel, suggested to try some home tests.  Here is the website I looked at to determine what I was having:

Heartbeat = 171
Cravings = Chocolate
Breakouts = Duh!
Necklace motion = Circular

Check, check, check, check...everything points to a girl.  Then I looked up the Chinese Calendar.  Sure enough...GIRL!  We were getting more and more excited.  I said if the ultrasound says it's a boy, I am going to laugh so hard because we are convinced it's a girl.  Once we got to the doctor's office it took FOREVER to finally get in.  I felt so bad because of course the one day we take everyone with us, we wait an hour!  Then they made a huge deal about having so many people, but the ultrasound tech couldn't care less how many were in there.  It was such a tender moment and Rachel knew right away what it was.  I couldn't believe it.  She has three kids so if anyone would be quick to know, it was her.  I had no idea what I was supposed to be looking for, and then the "three lines" came on the screen and were told that's what we were looking for.  There were tears shed and it was a wonderful moment.  Then they took measurements and looked at all the organs and body parts they needed too.  The only thing the tech couldn't see from more angles was the spine.  Next time we go, that's what they'll look at.  The baby is weighing in at 10 ounces and is the size of a small banana.  We have named her Chiquita :)

After the ultrasound, we waited another 45 minutes to meet with the doctor and of course it took two minutes.  By this time, we were all starving, hadn't had breakfast and just wanted to leave!!  We met up with our families at City Creek, ate lunch and did a Baby GAP run!!

 This is what Chiquita will be coming home from the hospital in :)

Now we can start focusing on girl names and looking at girl nursery's.  It's all very fun, yet I still think about all the challenges parenthood will bring.  We are looking forward to using our life experiences and the Gospel to teach our daughter everything we can.  Can't wait for this exciting journey to begin.  Thank you for all your love and support!!  

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