Thursday, December 22, 2011

Seeing Favour in our Future

I am 19 weeks today.  Almost half way there!  I had my second nuchal scan with the doctor yesterday, which is basically an in depth ultrasound.  I love that stuff, seeing all the little parts.  When the technician was doing the initial screening, the baby would NOT move.  It made it easy for measuring a lot of things, but when it was time for her to see certain things (like the heart), the baby was just not in a good position.  I had to roll over a couple times so the tech could get a different view. 

At the end of the ultrasound, the tech says, "Everything looks good with the baby, but" and I start mentally freaking out - is there something wrong with me?  The placenta?  WHAT IS THE BUT??? 0.5 seconds later, "but I think this little boy is a little girl."

Excuse me?

"But we don't have any girl names picked out."

Travis says, "I guess we're going to have to change the Christmas cards." (They have Colin's name on them.)

The doctor came in the room at that point to confirm that he is 99.9% confident the baby is a girl.  "No external plumbing on that one," he said.  Funny guy. 

So!  I immediately start thinking about names.  I couldn't get past the naming.  I couldn't see any farther than that.  I was so excited for Travis, because I know he really wanted a daddy's little girl.  Now, hopefully, he will have that.

When I was driving to work, I talked to Alexa on the phone.  She said she doesn't have the little baby girl clothes anymore, but she would save Skylar's current clothes.  Yes please!  I didn't even think about clothes.  I purposely chose neutral colors for Aiden's room so it would be easy to reuse for a boy or girl.  So we will be able to reuse most everything, but clothes are a biggie.  I'm going to go through Aiden's old stuff and pull out all his neutral things.  I can already see our bank account dwindling to nothing.

Aiden went with us to this ultrasound.  I got him all excited to go see the baby on the TV, but I think it was too abstract for him to see.  He got bored quickly.  Thank goodness for toddler apps on the phone!  Aiden seems to be grasping the concept of being a big brother a little more lately.  He knows there's a baby in Mommy's tummy, but not in Daddy's or his own.  I REALLY need to buy him some big brother books.  I was reading one of Blair's to him the other weekend and started crying while thinking about Aiden as a big brother.  I will be so proud, I know it.

Now that whole I-have-a-feeling-its-a-girl thing makes more sense to me.  I really thought the baby was a girl until they told me she was a he.  Plus, I have this theory that nausea is worse with girls because there is more estrogen in your body due to the second female on board.  With a boy, acne should be worse because there is more testosterone present.  I have had more nausea and less acne this pregnancy.  Now my feelings are founded!

I already think I have come up with The Name.  I need to mull it over a bit, but I'm 99.9% sure we're going with Mila.  It's Russian, ranked #364 in the US and means 'favour or grace'.  I like it's simplicity.

1 comment:

Sara's Satire said...

I am really excited for you and Travis. Travis will get his baby girl, and you will have the choice of having a third child.
Obviously having a baby changes you and your husband, but I will say that having a girl is just really special for the father.

I LOVE the name Mila..LOVE LOVE LOVE!

As far as clothes go, you should check out craigslist. I sold lots of my old baby clothes on there. You can usually buy a bundle for like $0.25 a onesie...you can get so much for $20. I will start saving clothes for you as well. I haven't been very good about it lately.

I'm glad you said you get it the "I have a feeling" thing. I feel like people thought I was crazy throughout my pregnancy with Logan. I knew he was a boy! And I had a feeling Landry was a girl before I even confirmed the pregnancy! Your right...I was way more sick with her, and more hormonal. I literally was a little nuts when I was pregnant with her. Hopefully, your hormones wont completely betray you!
ANyway, I am really excited for you and Travis!