Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bye Bye Bob. Hello Wendy!

I looked over the nurse's shoulder and reread the amnio results. She was checking my information on her computer. I was facing the screen and her back was to me. I wanted to be sure. I had to see it with my own eyes. I wanted to read what the doctor wrote about my baby's test for Down's Syndrome. So, I looked hard and read the results. It said "Negative" for Down's Syndrome. And then it said "Female." Gulp. What? Really?

"Nurse, am I reading that correctly under the amnio section? Does it read that I am having a girl? "She was a bit confused and pulled up the actual amnio results. "Yes, it is a girl." Pause. I smiled and could barely contain myself. "Oh no. You weren't supposed to know?" Wow. She left the room and I could hear the doctor and nurse talking in the hall. There were some giggles and she explained the situation to my doctor.

As I waited to see my doctor, a flood of emotions flooded in. Tears came to my eyes. I don't know how to be a mom to a girl. I have boy toys. I have boys stuff everywhere. My mind was racing. I wish I could call my mom. She would be so excited. A girl! A girl! I am really having a girl! I was giddy.

We have spent the weekend talking about names and planning to clean out our house of everything we've saved for the past five years that we can now donate. Goodbye Bob the Builder. Goodbye bulldozer and construction toys. Goodbye newborn baby blue outfits. My neutral baby's room that is ready to go is suddenly too boyish for me to call a baby girl's room. I am almost too stunned to even do anything. Me, a mother to a girl? Good thing I have eight more weeks to think of myself as a mother to a little baby girl. Wow!

21 comments:

Flea said...

CONGRATULATIONS! There's nothing like being mother to a girl! Um, and just say no to Dora?

Jessica said...

Yay! A little girl! I hope you're excited.

OHmommy said...

Sweet Jesus I have BOXES upon boxes of adorable girl things.

Surely the 3rd child will be in hand me downs. But then again, it's your first girl. YAY!!!!!!!!

Let me know. They are all yours. If you want.

TUC said...

Oh yeah, you're going to love having a girl!!!! Girl clothes are so much more fun than boy clothes.

Anonymous said...

YEAH - I am SOOOOO excited for you! I promise you will love it! Now you will have the best of both worlds and you will be amazed how your boys will love thier sister!

-C

Anonymous said...

Hooray!!! I was so excited to hear the news! I hope it goes without saying that the top name choice (among "people" named Allison and Mary) is "Allison Mary"...Congratulations! I know she will be just as perfect as your boys. =) Aldee's Friend Mary

Managed Chaos said...

What a wonderful surprise...congrats on the news about your little girl!

R.L.Scovens said...

Congrats! I wouldn't even know what to do with a little girl!LOL

Im2Sexy4MyVan said...

Sugar and spice and everything NICE. That's what little girls are made of....

I remember a friend telling me that having a baby was indeed a sweet miracle, but there would definitely be something more sweet
about having a baby girl. This was a woman who had 5 kids (4 boys, 1 girl), but adopted #6 just to make sure she could have a baby girl.

Frankly, I was a little offended. I LOVED being a boys mom. Honestly, I was just humbled to think God would give us 2 babies. But I loved my boy and kinda thought having 2 would be ultra cool.

When our princess was born and they yelled "IT'S A GIRL" I was s.h.o.c.k.e.d. But then it happened. Some form of indescribable grace fell upon our hearts. She IS more "sweet." More "fragile." More "precious" in a way I can not give words to describe.

You have it too. Pure sweetness in your belly. And you will have that moment when your heart is forever graced with "sugar and spice and everthing nice."

Congratulations Mommy!
HUGS!

Kelbabe said...

yea!!!!! whoooohoooooo! Told you so! I am sooooo very excited for you all! I LOVE IT!! And for the record, girls can wear blue and do play with construction toys. Especially since she's going to have two older brothers! BElieve me, I have three older brothers and I managed to play with "boy toys" and "girl toys". I am so happy!

Kerri said...

i loved my big brother's toys - dump trucks and all!

congrats friend!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Mary,about the name Allison Mary...has a nice ring to it...haha! So you are having a girl, and I just had my 3rd boy (LOL!) ~Aldee

Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS - what wonderful news!! I got chills just reading about it - can't imagine how it feels.

Anonymous said...

When I read your post about the results and what you are having, I got teary eyed for you. Your mom sent you a baby girl cuz she knows boys are wonderful but there is nothing like having a daughter. The joy, frustrations and everything elsethat comes with being a girl. You will love it.
Hugs to you and your boys. Happiness shines through.
Amy

Krystyn said...

Oh, a girl! How exciting. Bring on the bows and the frills!

Naomi said...

Now THAT is exciting!! Seriously, take OHMommy's clothes!!!

MIT Mommy said...

Hurray!! I'm so glad you have a little girl on the way. And, I really think the boys will enjoy having a little sister. That is so so awesome!

Zip n Tizzy said...

I understand your shock. I was sure my second was a girl, and then we found out that he was a boy.
I was thrilled, but VERY surprised!
The technician glared at me and said,"You don't get to choose you know!" I know. And then I started to giggle because I really wasn't partial, just surprised.

Congratulations!

This is just the first of many surprises she's bound to throw your way. Enjoy them.

Miss E said...

CONGRATS! How lucky to be blessed with both sexes. She will be your little princess, to be sure!

Anonymous said...

So glad Sarah and Lizzy will have a lil' girl cuz to play with. Can't wait to hold my neice! Lara

Poltzie said...

Indy, I heard somewhere that if you have two children of the same sex your chances of your third child being the opposite sex is 10%! Nice work!!

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