Friday, November 07, 2008

THE GOINGS ON IN MY UTERUS

Been a few weeks since my last point. In that time we did have our ultrasound and to our sneaking suspicions we were totally right... we are having another GIRL!!!! Best of all she looks wonderful and healthy!! I actually had to have a repeat u/s done a week later, because Little Miss was a crazed fetus and wouldn't stop moving! They couldn't get all the scans they needed to make the session complete! She is measuring right on target, and has my nose (sounds crazy but that's how good the picture of her face was!)

Can I say this (without sounding like a horrible person), that I'm really relieved it wasn't a boy? Before all you people out there with sons get all offended, catch my take. I'm used to girls. They are all I know, they are what I'm used to. All the baby stuff I saved is... you guessed it - PINK! When you have three girls already, that poor little guy never stands a chance! Older sisters trying to dress him like a girl, making him play with girl toys. Just ask my brother about that. And I will also admit, boys tend to drive me batty. Not because I dislike boys; but because I'm not around them as often. My nephews... I love them.. but I'm glad when they go home to their mom LOL. They are noisy, loud, rough and tumble. They are either pretending to shoot someone, being shot, exploding something, or being exploded. They bring interesting items into the house that have no reason being in the house LOL. That's just not something I'm used to. True the trade-off is four girls having PMS in the teen years. I'll be on valium and my husband will have reloated himself to a poker shack in the swamp. So it's not like I'm getting off un-scathed here. I'm sure had she BEEN a boy, things would have been fine and I would have been estatic! I would have bought some Tonka trucks or something, and all would've been A-OK.

This being said... I have to admit that some of the responses I have received are a little insulting. People telling me that they were crossing their fingers for me that she was a boy. Or that maybe I could have another baby, and try for a boy. Can I just make one thing clear? I wasn't TRYING for a boy. I was trying for a baby for the better part of 1 1/2 years. I personally think people try to get pregnant with one gender on their agenda are doing it for the wrong reasons. You get what you get; and if you are disappointed that you didn't get what you were hoping for... well you're a damn fool. Take it from me: there are so many couples out there that would give their eye teeth just to have the chance to have a baby. All I've ever wanted out of this pregnancy is a healthy, happy baby. Whether it came home wrapped up in a pink or blue blanket was of no consequence to me. One family member (who shall remain nameless as to avoid embarrassing them completely), actually said once we said we were having a girl, "Oh that's nice.... so what's your weather like?" Curb your enthusiuasm seriously.

I think it's hillarious that people quip the family with one boy/one girl as the "Millionaires Family". I think anyone blessed to have children have won the jackpot. My girls are definately worth their weight in gold. So until February, I'm going to bask in the pink light of this little wonder. I can't wait to meet her!! It is definately going to be an adventure to see how she changes the dynamic of our family!

18 comments:

Jenny said...

Isn't it amazing that people assume you must be hoping for a boy/girl, whichever it is you don't have? People said the same things to my hubby when our first was a girl. They were always asking if he was disappointed that it wasn't a boy. ?? Um, nooooo.

Congratulations on more pink!!

Lainey-Paney said...

I think people just assume that everyone wants children of each gender.

....now, all of the things you said about boys....not ALL true, but I do understand the intimidation about having a baby of a different gender than what you are used to.
Me---well, as much as I want a little girl, I'm kind of...well, scared of it too. I'm used to boys. All boy nephews...I have a son....I want a girl, but I'm equally intimidated.

Twisted Cinderella said...

I could have written your post back when I found out Princess Mag-pie was a girl. I was escatic but I could tell that others in my family and friends were disappointed and expected me to be. I am thrilled she is a girl. I know girls. I can do girls. That being said, if she had been a girl, I wouldn't have been disappointed. I waited 5 years to have this baby, I would have taken a boy, a girl or an alien child as long as I get to love it.

MedStudentWife said...

:)

Happy all is going well !!! ...
guess its coming to a count down - time sure does fly..

Debbi said...

I am glad to read that all is well. I totally understand what you are saying. I am pregnant with our fourth and we have three boys. Everyone kept telling me that this one would be a girl and were so disappointed to find out it was a boy. We were thrilled and personally that is the only gender i know how to deal with.

Noemi said...

This is so true! When I was pregnant with my youngest EVERYONE was hoping it was a girl, and would ask me if that was what I wanted. I was honest and said I wanted another boy, because that was ALL I knew. My little Mickey is such a blessing. I am very happy with My 3 boys!

tara @ kidz said...

I always thought I wanted all boys til I found out I was having a girl, then it was like, 'Oh, yeah, that's it!' I just think we get what is meant to be. Congrats to you!!!

I found you through momblogs. I love your site.

pam said...

Congratulations on your newest sweet little girl. She is joining a loving family, and she will be loved on my three big sisters. What a blessing!!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Just checking in to see how things are going.

Becca said...

I would have to agree with you. We have three girls. We tried for nothing... My last pregnancy I wanted a girl. I felt much like you said in that I know girls. I would not know what to do with a boy. Good luck and god bless.

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thesixkents said...

What a lovely family you have!
Congrats on #4 - regardless of sex ;-). I have 2 older girls, and 2 younger boys - I'd LOVE to have another few of either! Or both!

Scattered Mom said...

Congrats! :)

People will always come up with something weird/negative to say. We get the only child spiel.

Obviously you are an expert at making girls-and do a beautiful job! :)

Twisted Cinderella said...

I was just thinking that your new addition should probably be here by now and wanted to check in with you to see how you are doing.

Fabulous Mommy said...

I am so glad that you are happy it's a girl...I totally understand where you are coming from. It is so much easier when you know what you are getting into. Your kids are adorable. A family is what you make of it and not only "1 boy, 1 girl, and a dog...

I am the mother of three (1 boy and 2 girls). I love all of my kids and boys are great for many reasons too...just wanted to say.

shannon said...

Congrats on your pregnancy, your little one's are so cute! Your twins are just like mine, complete opposites.

Ali said...

I LOVE families of all one sex! I love that you are going to have a gaggle of girls!

Montessori Moments said...

GREAT POST!
Way to say it!
And so happy to "meet" another Canadian blogger!

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