Friday, January 07, 2011

Baby Sister

Here she is. This is the least creepy looking picture that they sent home with us on Wednesday. I still think these 3D images are a bit strange looking but at least she is looking human at this stage.

She is absolutely perfect and was so busy moving/swimming around that the tech had a hard time getting the measurements she needed but in the end she cooperated. Her little heart was so beautiful to me. All four chambers beating their tiny rhythm in harmony. I have been feeling her little pokes and jabs for the last few weeks and they are getting stronger. If you are patient, you can feel her exercises on the outside of my belly now.

Funny how almost everyone in the doctors office felt the need to look at Stephen with sympathy. Three girls, poor Daddy. What they don't know is that he was hoping for another girl.. and so was I. We didn't discover this hidden secret until the day before our appointment. We have been referring to the baby as "he" and we would have loved a boy in our home, please don't misunderstand. It's just, as it turned out, we were both trying to talk ourselves into the idea of a boy because that would have been the biggest surprise outcome we could think of. Deep down we are both relieved and almost giddy that we will be raising another sweet little lady. Who would have thought that we would end up loving parenting girls so much? I was so sure I wanted boys and only boys. Stephen is such a great father for girls. Granted.. our girls are not the girliest girls .. yet.. but they are ours. Maybe the newest member of our tribe will be the first to bring the world of princess play into our home.


Terri said...

Isn't it crazy how people assume you must want a certain kind of family? Ada and Margot will have their hands full showing a new little lady the ropes! And I wonder if later daughters in the birth order (does that make sense) are more girly. I've had some moms swear it's the case.

If that's true, than I'm in trouble, because Claire is already into pink, purple, and princesses. :)

shauna said...

Hello, you don't know me, but I found your blog a very long time ago. I wanted you to know I very much enjoy your writing. I enjoy reading about your family as well. I have twin girls too, and two older children which one of them is a girl also..I love having 3 girls. I wanted to say congrats to you and I wish you all the happiness. I hope I haven't creeped you out in any way :)

MKD said...

We are so excited for you guys.

jmbollman said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE having 3 girls...wouldn't have it any other way...soooooo excited for you "guys"!

Chiaki said...

i'm very excited. the picture is so sweet.
can't wait to see another precious baby girl to be born.
take care, Sarah.

Christa said...

And what a sweet looking little girl she is. Hum, no princess stuff at your house....I will have to change that. Maddie is very girly through and through. We are excited for you!

SMS said...

Terri - I know right?! My favorite comments have been those folks that told me I just needed a set of boy twins to complete the family. Ha!

Shauna - So nice to meet you! Not creeped out in the least :) Thanks for the well wishes - love your blog!

Christa - bring it on! :)

Amy said...

congratulations sarah! i'm so happy for you guys :)