Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's a girl!

The ultrasound yesterday went very well. I hate to admit it, but both my husband and I actually got kind of bored. It was exciting at first, but it's hard when half the time you don't know what you're looking at. Our techs (we had an intern with another tech supervising her) were very good about telling us what was going on and pointing out, "these are the feet," or "here are baby's legs," but after awhile when you're sitting in a dark room with soft music playing, you get kind of sleepy.
The baby was quite active early on, wiggling her arms and legs. At the end, when it was time for the potty shot, however, she wasn't so cooperative. She curled up into a little ball—facing down with her legs tucked underneath her and her tush sticking up in the air—and fell asleep. I can't blame her. She refused to wake up and open her legs, so the tech had to look from behind, between her little butt cheeks. The tech was kind of wishy washy about telling us what the gender was (the other tech had taken over from the intern at this point because the other one was having trouble getting a good look at the baby's heart). From what I've heard and read about the "three lines" that are indicative of a girl, it was pretty obvious. The three lines were definitely there. I brought the sonograms in to work with me and my co-worker who's expecting a girl any day agreed.
So it seems we've got a baby girl on the way! Now, this doesn't mean I'm about to go crazy with pink. Don't get me wrong. I'm happy that we're having a girl. There are so many nice things about girls (boys, too, of course). But I'm not a big fan of pink. Pink T-shirt? Sure. Pink undies? Absolutely! Pink walls? Not so much. I've picked out some items for the baby's room already—not going to waste money on one of those expensive bedding sets with comforters and bumper pads you can't even use, but I found a set that has items that are sold separately. There are sheets, valances, a bed ruffle, wall decorations, a hamper ... you name it. And none of it costs more than $20. It's also yellow, green, and blue. I don't see a problem with that. I don't think boys always have to wear blue or girls always have to wear pink. When she gets older she can choose that if she wants, but for now I prefer yellow.

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