We showed up for our gender ultrasound appointment on Saturday afternoon and I was a bundle of anxiety. I was hopinghopinghoping our little one would cooperate and we would find out whether or not my gender intuition was right. I told Travis, “either we’ll find out the gender no problem or if nothing else, we’ll get a sweet little profile shot of our baby that we can drool over.”
It turns out, we have either a very shy or a very stubborn baby on our hands. Not only did we not get the profile image we were hoping for, but this silly little one thought it would be funny to turn away from the ultrasound tech 75% of the time… (yikes, what are we in for?!)
After much adjusting and prodding, though, we found out with 90% certainty that we’re having the little girl we always dreamed of!!!
I expected to have this big, over-the-top, emotional reaction (which is what happened when we saw that first ultrasound at 8 weeks). But instead, I felt totally calm and content. I really felt like this was our girl all along, and when we heard the news it didn’t feel like “news” at all.
We got to tell a bunch of our family in person because we all got together for a Super Bowl party… it was really fun to share the news with each of them and celebrate over and over again.
I truly would have been happy regardless of the gender, just knowing what we have to look forward to is so exciting! It makes all of this feel much more real. And I’ve been getting butterflies all weekend each time Travis looks over to me out of nowhere and says, “We’re having a girl!”