Ultrasound today - and we found out! It's a........

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Ultrasound today - and we found out! It's a........

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GIRL!

Yup, we're going to have 3 girls! And we help prove that the shettles method doesn't always work! We were NOT using the shettles method, but I know the idea behind it, and looking at my chart after the fact we couldn't have timed it any better for a boy even if we had been trying.

Everything looks good, I really liked the ultrasound place and I love the DVD we got. I'm glad we did that. I still hadn't decided if I wanted to find out until the very end of the ultrasound. But she would switch to the 3/d periodically, and as much as she tried not to show us the goods, the baby seemed intent on moving around so we kept seeing that area. And sometimes I would think I saw boy parts, and I decided we better just find out. I didn't want to be convinced I was having a boy based on glimpses, and then be shocked at the end with a girl.

And I'm glad we did find out. I didn't really think I had a gender preference, but as soon as she put "It's a girl" up on the screen I knew I had been hoping for a boy. I am such a horrible person. It's not that I'm disappointed to be having another girl, I love my girls and having 3 will be amazing. But I am mourning the fact that we won't have a son.

So I am 0/3 on gender guesses. Each time I was convinced I was having a boy, and we'll have 3 girls. And I am also proof that you can carry different, crave different things, and have completely different pregnancy symptoms and still have all of 1 gender!

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Yay!!! Girls are awesome! (As you well know!) I'm sorry that you are mourning that you won't have a boy, but I do understand. I wanted a boy first and when we found out it was a girl a part of me did feel a little sad and DH had to go through a 'mourning' process, but the second we met her she was exactly what we wanted. I am very blessed to have one of each gender, but had it been 2 of one or the other, I think it would be just as amazing, just in a different way. I think 3 girls sounds like loads of fun! I know you aren't 'sorry' that you are having another girl, but I think it's natural for most people to kind of want to experience having both boys and girls.

Anyway, enough rambling from me. Congrats on your girl! You make beautiful girls, so it's a good thing you are making another one!

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Yay to another little lady!

It is still very exciting to have 3 of one gender.

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Awww, yay, another girl! I am slightly jealous, I love my boys of course but I would LOVE to have a house full of little girls. Of course I do have a 14 year old girl and man oh man a house full of teenage girls sounds like a nightmare Biggrin I think it's so cool that you have the DVD of the u/s!

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Yay for another girl!!! I totally get where you're coming from. Before DH and I decided that we were sticking with 2, I had always wanted one girl and one boy with the opportunity to try a third time if #1 and #2 were the same sex. So, clearly I want to be able to experience mothering children of both sexes. I still do but I've been spending a lot of time concocted reasons why having two girls would be AWESOME so that I don't feel like I have a preference that Sprog be a boy. I think I've actually done such a good job of convincing myself that another girl would be great that I now kinda have a preference for another girl. Mostly, I'm afraid of dealing with a tiny little baby penis. I'm mean, it like sprays and ****. Good thing you won't have to deal with all that Wink

Anyway, I'm so glad baby girl looks perfect and healthy and I think you made the right decision. I saw what I thought were boy parts during T's U/S and I would have been convinced I was having a boy if I hadn't had the tech tell us. That would have left me in shock at the birth and then having to mourn the "loss" of my boy when I should have been celebrating the birth of my girl.

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Yay baby girl!!! Yahoo

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Congratulations! !! I really do know how you feel (pretty much ditto Erin) and now I am extra glad you found out because that was a big part of why I wanted to know, no question --so that I could get any expectation based emotions out of the way early and be ready to embrace whoever came out by birth time, either way. I really really wanted and expected a girl, and of course if it had been a boy I would have loved and enjoyed him every tiny bit as much, but I would definitely have needed a little time to adjust.

You are going to have the best little pack of sisters ever. Congratulations again!!!

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Anyway, enough rambling from me. Congrats on your girl! You make beautiful girls, so it's a good thing you are making another one!

Thank you! I happen to be biased, but I also totally agree with you WinkLol

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"jolly11sd" wrote:

Yay to another little lady!

It is still very exciting to have 3 of one gender.

I know! And my girls are so sweet together, I can barely imagine what it will be like with 3 of them. I just about die from cuteness overload. Smile

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"momW" wrote:

Awww, yay, another girl! I am slightly jealous, I love my boys of course but I would LOVE to have a house full of little girls. Of course I do have a 14 year old girl and man oh man a house full of teenage girls sounds like a nightmare Biggrin I think it's so cool that you have the DVD of the u/s!

lalala! I'm not listening! My girls are going to skip being obnoxious teenagers. Ugh. When DD3 is 13, we will also have a 15yo and an 18yo. So we can cover the whole teenage spectrum. Wow, we so did not plan that well.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Yay for another girl!!! I totally get where you're coming from. Before DH and I decided that we were sticking with 2, I had always wanted one girl and one boy with the opportunity to try a third time if #1 and #2 were the same sex. So, clearly I want to be able to experience mothering children of both sexes. I still do but I've been spending a lot of time concocted reasons why having two girls would be AWESOME so that I don't feel like I have a preference that Sprog be a boy. I think I've actually done such a good job of convincing myself that another girl would be great that I now kinda have a preference for another girl. Mostly, I'm afraid of dealing with a tiny little baby penis. I'm mean, it like sprays and ****. Good thing you won't have to deal with all that Wink

Anyway, I'm so glad baby girl looks perfect and healthy and I think you made the right decision. I saw what I thought were boy parts during T's U/S and I would have been convinced I was having a boy if I hadn't had the tech tell us. That would have left me in shock at the birth and then having to mourn the "loss" of my boy when I should have been celebrating the birth of my girl.

Having 2 girls already, I can tell you that it is awesome. They are absolutely adorable together. I'm sure boy/girl pairs are adorable, too, but there is just something about sisters.

And that is the exact reason I decided we better find out for sure. Now I've got 20ish weeks to get ready for 3 girls. And we already have all the girls' clothes saved, so we're good there. I'm going to crochet some cute pink things, and I'm going to get some pink Aden and Anais swaddlers. With DD1, we got gender neutral-ish stuff, because we knew we'd have at least 1 more and I wanted to be able to reuse our stuff regardless of gender. With DD2, we didn't know the gender so anything new I bought was gender neutral. This time, I'm going girlie, just for funsies. Not that I need that much stuff, but baby #3 needs some non-hand-me-downs, too.

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Now to come up with a name! We've already used 2 pretty awesome girl names (IMO), how are we going to come up with a 3rd?!

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CONGRATS!!! Why did I know you were going to find out this time? Lol
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There have been a couple of discussions on Zoe's BB back when everyone was having their anatomy scans about being disappointed. Most of us had some degree of this actually. I'm thrilled about having a girl (and it was my intuition), but a small part of me mourned that it wasn't another boy who would eventually share bunk beds with Aiden and wear all of his baby clothes again and such. I think it's pretty normal to wonder about being on the other side, but most get over this quickly and hop on board with reality never giving it another thought. Smile

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Congrats on your little girl!!! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE having one of each but I kinda was a little disappointed when I found out Chloe was a girl.. I knew I wanted a girl but at the same time I totally loved being a mom to a boy and I kinda wanted another boy. I still do, dh however is against it. lol. My point is, we all feel that way at some point for different reasons so do not feel bad! Had they said you had a boy you may have had that freaking out part that you didn't know how to mother a boy since all you have is girls! lol.

I agree with everyone else.. you make beautiful girls! A house full of girls sounds like so much fun! Smile

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yay for girls!!!! i don't think its bad to feel that way, i probably would if it was me as well. I was sooo sure Lucas was a girl and when they said boy i had mixed emotions. I had no idea how to play or deal with boys haha. Now he is my little monkey and is a TOTAL mama's boy. And just think, your DH is totally out numbered now Wink

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I'm the girl of a girl/boy pair and I wish wish wish I had at least 1 sister. I'm so totally jealous FOR your girls to have that growing up. One reason I'd really like to have another baby is to try for a sister for Clara. I have Andrea but they are so far apart that they'll never be as close as I think sisters should be. My husband has 4 sisters and they are so close to each other, they do everything together. I'm so happy for you!

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Jackie, I shared a bunk bed with my younger brother for awhile! I preferred it over sharing with my sister who is 7.5 years younger than me.

Even though we found out with Teagan, I still bought everything gender neutral in preparation for giving hand me downs to Sprog. I figure I'll just buy gender specific things after Sprog is born Smile

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congrats! Same ideas as everyone else... this is probably our last baby and I was honestly thrilled to be having another boy. Then when I thought about it I realized all the little things that I will never experience with having a girl. DH is actually the one already saying that we might have to try one more time because he really wants a girl...I don't think I can do it again.. but like everyone said..i think everyone has that same feeling at one point or another. Have you told your girls yet? Well at least your oldest?

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congrats on a girl!!

I totally get you on the gender thing. One of the small things putting me off having a 3rd. Thinking stupid thoughts about the older two picking on a younger brother because they are so close and wondering if they would outcast the little one. And as much as I crave a daughter (My mum is my best friend and I'd love that relationship with a daughter) I do love having my little boys to look after Smile

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"momW" wrote:

I'm the girl of a girl/boy pair and I wish wish wish I had at least 1 sister. I'm so totally jealous FOR your girls to have that growing up.

I'm the youngest girl of 2 brother who are really close in age. I always wished I'd had an older sister. I think it's why I'm so close to my mum Smile

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

CONGRATS!!! Why did I know you were going to find out this time? Lol
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I, myself, didn't even know until we were 3/4 of the way through the ultrasound. Lol

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"jperry5683" wrote:

Have you told your girls yet? Well at least your oldest?

Tonight! We're having our parents over and having a little reveal. Everyone now thinks it is a boy b/c we're making a big deal about it. Sigh.

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Congrats for another girl - I bet it will be awesome watching the three girls grow up & interact together with all of their girly stuff Smile

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

Tonight! We're having our parents over and having a little reveal. Everyone now thinks it is a boy b/c we're making a big deal about it. Sigh.

Silly people! Don't they know you'd be excited to be having yet another girl?! Blum 3

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Congrats on baby girl. You're not a terrible person for wishing it was a boy. I love hearing that all of your pregnancies have been different in some way, shape or form. I couldn't wait to get online today to see what you were having!!

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Congrats on Team Pink! your feelings are totally normal!

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Congrats on a girl!!! How did the reveal go?

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Just wondering how the reveal went. Smile

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I was wondering why I never saw the reveal picture on FB....just to see this and realize that you did post one FB is just being dumb again! Blum 3
And you've still got time on the name at least!

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

The reveal went fine. I'm glad we did it the way we did, I think it let people know that we are excited about our new addition, even if it is 'just another' girl. Although apparently others don't feel the same way (based on the lack of reaction on facebook, anyway). I thought it was fun and exciting, and the girls liked the balloons popping out of the box. Then we had cupcakes and watched the ultrasound video.

Now for names. We've decided to keep the name secret until birth (I'll still share with you ladies, though). Which shouldn't be hard to do, because we're having a tough time.

I like Leah or Lily, DH thinks both are too close to Lainey (although my argument is that one day she may prefer to be called Alaina, and I don't think either name is that similar to her full name).
DH likes Hailey. Or Morgan. Or Chloe. I think those are all fine names, but none of them stick out at me as 'the' name.

I think that is a really great point about the party showing that you guys are excited, and I'm going to remember that should it become relevant to me Blum 3

I also agree with the name-secret for NUMEROUS reasons...but I'm happy we get to know because while I totally agree with that in practice, I also love talking names and hate having to wonder!

Funny, I was thinking about you the other day when I overheard some ladies talking about the name Leah at Trader Joe's and how it was so pretty but not that common. Smile Really, other than the L...not that similar at all.

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Congrats on your little girl! I like both Leah and Lily and I don't think either is too close to Lainey, especially Leah.