Sunday, January 25, 2015

Prince or Princess?

When Puff and I first started polling people to see what they thought the gender was for Baby Healey, it seemed as if every single person thought "BOY." What did Puff and I think? Well, Puff wanted a girl. And since he wanted another girl so badly, he was certain that Healey would be a boy. My instinct has never been too great at this whole thing - I thought Bimmer was a boy just because I preferred boy clothes. However, I was having more distinct notions this time around. Specifically, the three vivid dreams I had where I was the mother to two daughters. I even was screaming Healey's name in one of them. But then, at the 12 week ultrasound, looking at the screen, my gut jumped to boy.
 
I polled friends on Facebook the day before our ultrasound to see their guess and again, most of them said boy. Puff and I decided it must be that most people think that people are better off with one of each. Or that it makes them happier. Meanwhile, we were both hoping it was a girl. Yes, we would be happy either way. OF COURSE PEOPLE. But if we had our preference, it would be another little diva. (Since this house isn't full of enough of them!) We had names picked out for both genders, but hadn't narrowed down the spelling of our girl name. As we sat in the waiting room at the doctor's office waiting for the ultrasound, we finalized the spelling. (The middle name was going to be Puff's middle name, regardless of gender.)
 
OK, Gail... get down to it. What's the verdict??? At 16 weeks and 5 days, we found out that Healey is a.....
 
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GIRL!!!!!!
 
They did the ultrasound that early because they were checking my cervix from the LEEP procedure I had right around the time we conceived. (All good there!) So we were hopeful they would be willing to spend a few extra seconds to check if Healey would cooperate. Since they were checking my cervix, they were using the oh-so-fun dildo wand. From that angle, the tech froze on one angle where she thought there could possibly be something in between the legs. But it wasn't definitive enough for her - and I kinda want to be sure on this one!
 
So the lovely tech offered to do the ultrasound from the belly as well and after a few little jostles around, she saw the distinct three bright white lines that indicate a baby jay-jay. Aka... girl parts. I was just so excited to find out one way or the other, but I was honestly so stoked that it was another girl. Puff and I didn't really talk too much about how he was feeling, but knowing that going into it all, he kept saying he wanted a girl, I would suspect that he is happy about it all!
 
We called our parents and Granny and texted our closest friends. I wanted to do something fun with my girls at work, so I made them wait until the next day. I made cards that said either "Boy" or "Girl" on the front and they picked up the one they thought was their guess. Inside the girl ones was the name we picked. Inside the boy ones, it said stuff like "Try Again" or "Loser." It was a fun little game to see what everyone thought. (Only 3 people chose girl, which left about 8 that chose boy.)
 
Now on to the fun stuff... like pumping up Bimmer about her new little sister. And shopping. DUH! Even though we won't need a ton of stuff, I definitely want to get a few special things just for this baby - like a new blanket and coming home outfit. With finding out earlier than we did last time (I was 21 weeks with Bimmer when I found out she was a girl) it just gives me all that extra time to think up of matching jammies for the girls and how we are going to decorate their rooms.
 
Sheesh... this kid is breaking my wallet already.
 
But she's is totally worth it!

1 comment:

Kimhead said...

Hey now... I said girl from the get-go. So, I called this at like, 9 weeks or something!