I mentioned briefly in last week’s post that we had our anatomy scan last week. Thankfully, all looked healthy and growing great (even a little ahead of schedule). The baby was not so cooperative and the tech kept trying to get the perfect shot, but the baby kept moving and crossing its legs. Carlos and I have theorized from the beginning of this pregnancy this one might be a girl, because I’ve felt so different and so much more ill this time around. The tech said, “well, I’m not seeing anything to say it’s a boy, but I haven’t seen that’s definitely a girl yet, but I’m guessing girl..”. More clicks and checks, and finally, she got the money shot and could definitively give us the news that Stanley is a GIRL!
Leopold will have a little sister! We are thrilled with this news, well we would have been thrilled either way of course, but it’s exciting to have a baby girl in the family. I cried when the tech told us out of relief over the baby being healthy, excitement, happiness, and just emotions. I’m so used to being surrounded by boys in this family (even the dog is a dude) I have no idea how parenting a little girl will be different. Carlos and I have been digesting this news slowly, talking about baby girl names and thinking about how different life will be in a few short months. I’m adjusting to calling the baby “she” and it’s a little weird as we never did this last time around.
Reactions from family and friends have been interesting. Mostly it’s “one of each, what a perfect all-American family!” or “yay! A boy and a girl! Now you’re done!”. Ha. okay, then. Thanks, glad you know exactly when our family is complete. A few “Leopold won’t let anyone date his little sister! That will be one protected little girl!” etc. We’re all just pinching ourselves with this good news, so thrilled that all looks healthy and we’re halfway there (over 20 weeks already).
So, anyone have a girl name to suggest? Preferably one that doesn’t start with B?