Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Big Reveal!

I took a little break from blogging over the holidays. Hubby was travelling so I had the house to myself (and the dogs). There were a few days where I really missed him, but mostly I was just so happy for him that he was spending time with his family and enjoying the summer weather. The fact that he'd be spoiling me with gifts when he got home also helped me to be happy! ;) He got home late Thursday night and since he wasn't able to wrap my Christmas presents, he took his luggage into the computer room (future baby room!) and brought them out one by one while I closed my eyes. It was fun! In addition to my mountain of gifts, he also picked up some ADORABLE baby clothes. We haven't really purchased anything for the baby yet, so seeing all the tiny sweaters, shoes and bibs that hubby brought back really made it sink in that we will have a baby soon. I kept repeating "Can you believe we will actually have a baby to wear this in 4.5 months?" It was a great night...

The next day, we had our 20 week ultrasound. It is really hard to believe that I am half way through my pregnancy already! I wasn't worried going into the ultrasound but it was still such a relief to know that the baby is healthy and developing on target. I was totally on the fence as to weather or not I wanted to know the sex of the baby before delivery, but Andino really wanted to know so we decided to find out. I have had a feeling all along that the baby is a girl, but recently a lot of my colleagues at work have been guessing a boy so I was not sure either way. After showing us the brain, heart, bladder and other body parts, the moment came to announce the sex. The ultrasound tech showed us that between the legs there were three lines. She said "You know what that means?" and I said "It's a girl!!" Andino and I had huge smiles on our faces when we left the clinic. Hubby admitted in the car that he had been secretly hoping for a girl all along which made my heart so full. I know she is going to be a Daddy's girl...

I was starving after the ultrasound and we were planning to go straight for lunch after leaving the clinic, but once I knew we are having a girl I said "we have to go buy a dress!" Hubby agreed and we went straight to Winners. Clothes for baby girls are so sweet and of course I haven't bought anything yet so it was fun to buy the most feminine beautiful dress for our baby girl.

[caption id="attachment_384" align="aligncenter" width="225"]wpid-20140112_095845.jpg Baby Girl's feet[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_424" align="aligncenter" width="225"]wpid-20140112_103058.jpg Baby Girl's first dress[/caption]

Although I wasn't sure if I wanted to know the sex before delivery, now I'm glad I know. It's fun to plan a girlie nursery and daydream about our daughter. Plus I think it has helped me feel more connected to her just knowing she's a girl. Now to think of a name for her!

28 comments:

  1. So happy, what a lucky girl :)
    GN

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  2. so so so exciting! Congrats on your baby GIRL!

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  3. This little girl will be so loved. Congrats on a little princess.

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  4. You have been on my mind a lot lately and I've been meaning to reach out to you. I'm thrilled about your baby girl news and I love her first dress!!

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  5. aww thank you! You are right she is definitely going to be very loved :)

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  6. I've been thinking about you too! Nice to hear from you and thanks :)

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  7. Congratulations! I definitely felt that finding out we're having a girl helped me connect more with the pregnancy. I love talking to her and about her, and being able to say "she" and "her." My husband admitted he wanted a girl too, which I think is so sweet.
    The dress is adorable! Enjoy preparing for your little one!!!

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  8. Thanks!! I love being able to say she and her too. It's so fun preparing for a little girl, I just hope I don't spend too much! haha

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  9. notpregnantandpissed13 January 2014 at 07:34

    I'm so excited you are having a girl!!! I got a little teary at the thought of being able to buy a tiny little dress...

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!! How exciting, and I'm in love with that dress.

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  11. A girl! My heart is so warm for you guys! That dress is precious! Can't wait to see her in it!

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  12. If you have a girl I bet the first thing you'll do is go out and buy a dress too!

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  13. Isn't the bonnet the cutest thing ever?! Thank you!!

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  14. Thank you!! It seems like a doll's dress... hard to believe it's for 3 months!

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  15. I had a feeling it's a girl! I'm SO happy for you both! Seeing the ultrasound is so surreal. I'm happy to hear she's healthy! Can't wait to see you next month!

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  16. I had a feeling it's a girl from the beginning it was a girl but then I started thinking boy, so I am glad I know now! Can't wait to see you too :)

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  17. That is awesome! I secretly (ok, I guess not so secretly) want a girl too...buying dresses and such is just too much fun, and I'm not even really that girly. Congratulations!

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  18. Congratulations! I love the dress and bonnet!

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  19. A baby girl, how exciting! Congratulations!

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  20. zoe is patiently waiting for her bestie to arrive hehe Love the dress BTW!! sooooo cute

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  21. Girl clothes are so fun to buy! And hair accessories and baby jewellery... I hope I don't go broke! haha

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  22. Thank you! the bonnet sealed the deal for me :)

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  23. I can't wait for playdates! It's going to be fun :)

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  24. Holy cow! I can't believe you are halfway there already.
    Congrats on a girl! I might be biased, but baby girls are the best :)

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  25. Yay! Little baby girl clothes are so adorable and fun! I love the bonnet that goes with that dress. I am so, so very happy for you and Andino!

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