A baby with a big head (measuring 5 days ahead!), 2 arms, 2 legs, little hands and a desire to sleep with one arm above it's head and one hand under it's chin.
Yesterday, my sisters and mom threw me a party with close friends and family to celebrate my 30th birthday. Because we weren't exactly sure when we would get back from our trip to DC, yesterday was the day!
Earlier in the day, Dusty and I went to have an elective ultrasound to determine if we would be having a baby girl or a baby boy this time around. After the ultrasound, I called my sister who filled the birthday cupcakes with a color to compliment what the ultrasound showed.
Kaitlyn has been asking nonstop what we were having. After dinner, she got to take the first bite and tell everyone the color inside.
The inside was pink! We're having another little girl, another princess to sew dresses for and stick bows in her hair.
It was a little bit of a shock. I was thinking it was likely boy, I mean, girl pregnancies have never given me so many complications from day one! But, obviously this little one is going to be even more stubborn than the other two.
We've already been asked if we'll try again for a boy or if we're disappointed. The answers are no and no. My doctor has already strongly recommended a tubal for health reasons after this pregnancy, and I've agreed. I would never bring another child in the world under the hopes they are a different sex than than what we're currently raising. And what's to be disappointed in? We have a son. While it would be wonderful to have the opportunity to raise a son, there are far more important things to worry about than if your baby will be wearing blue or pink.
My only irrational fear involves Kaitlyn. I thought if we were having a boy, it would limit her being left out. She would have the sister bond with Samantha and the new baby would have the age bond with Samantha. So, everyone would have a special bond. But, I know that in non hormone world, that's a silly fear. And completely unfounded.
So far, the names we're considering are Charlotte and Penelope. But, neither are in stone and we are thinking about others as well.