Thursday, September 23, 2010

We're having a baby....

GIRL!!!!! And we couldn't be more excited!!!

Ok, so this post is about five weeks late but give me a break because my whole life gets put on hold when school starts up again. Sad I know. Anyway, when I first found out I was pregnant I instantly thought girl, but then later on down the road I started having all these dreams about a little boy! That totally threw me off so then I just assumed the little babe was going to be a boy! I even started picking out all these cute boy names because I was 100% convinced boy. Well, the big day of my 19 week appointment came and Scottie and I anxiously waited to find out what our little lamb would be (haha). As we were staring at the screen, the x-ray tech was slowly measured everything to make sure all was well and then she got to the good stuff! She then told us that she was going to start looking to see if it was a girl or a boy. When she started typing on the screen "It's a......GIRL!" I freaked out! I could not believe it! This little one totally tricked me! It was so fun to see her moving ALL OVER THE PLACE in my tummy! It then finally hit me that I was pregnant and that I was really going to have a baby soon. I hate to say it but all this time I have felt fantastic and can't complain about a single symptom because well, I haven't had any? This baby girl has definitely been good to her mama to be. After we found out what we were having, Scottie and I went to the store to buy pink and blue balloons. We wanted to announce it in a fun way so we hurried to find whatever we could write on in the car which happened to be the back of a bank deposit slip? On each slip of paper we wrote different things. For the blue balloons we wrote...

"Sexist Pig! Try again!"
"Sorry! Toilet seats stay down in our house!"
"Come on, like the world really needs another boy?"

Inside the pink balloons we put things such as:
"Feminist! But, you're right!"
"Of course I'm going to need a shopping buddy!"
"Looks like we have a built in babysitter!"

We invited the family over to my parents to announce the big news. We each had them pick a pink balloon if they thought it was a girl, and a blue if it was a boy.

My mama: Boy

My Dad: Girl

Mr. Linc's: Girl

Elliott: Boy

Ollie O's: Girl

Sinika: Boy

My Brother Adam: Boy

Then we had them pop the balloon to find out what the answer was!

We had a lot of fun sharing the big news and can't wait for her to arrive on her new due date (if she decides to really come then) which is now January 3rd, 2011. The doctor moved my due date up since I was measuring big....hello??? Both parents are over six foot what did you expect??? Scottie is excited since he now has a good chance of having a December 2010 baby instead of a January 2011 baby. Yes, he is an accountant so now you can see why he is so excited. He really wants that tax credit. haha
Right now I am..
-25 weeks along
-Feeling my baby girl move all day long! Scottie finally felt her move the other night. It was really fun :-) In fact the other day I looked at my belly and noticed that it was extremly lopsided. I felt all the pressure on one side and then I saw my belly totally move to the left and even out!! I loved it!
-Still fitting into my regular pants (yay!)
-Not really wanting to eat anything. In fact nothing sounds good but fruits, vegetables and fried egss with fresh tomatoes from the garden.
-The first person at my school to have a girl in the last 2 years (I think)
-Still shocked that the growing bump is really a babe and not firm fat haha
-Not as feisty as I used to be (thank goodness)
-Still not enjoying gum, it's too strong of a flavor for my liking
-Forgetting everything that I was going to do (wait I still remember everything that Scott doesn't, like: where his keys, wallet, watch and phone are)
-Grossed out at the sight of blood when watching CSI.....that was never an issue before???
-Extreme hair growth in the back of my head and very very very slow in the front. Yes...I have a mullet. Party in the front please!!!!! Not in the back?
-Enjoying when my old & new first graders come up to me and rub my belly to say hello to the babe :-) they are adorable!
-Still getting in a good run every now and then
-Still having a hard time picking out a name...any ideas are appreciated!
-Still picking out colors for the babe's room but hey, I finally decided on a crib?
Over all I feel great and couldn't be happier! I am one lucky, lucky girl :-)

Ok so I know you were hoping for pictures but my camera is dead, I'm a little too tired, and have no makeup on ha!! So I promised myself by the end of the week!


The Andersens said...

Yay!! Congrats :) I am so excited for you guys!! Little girls are so so fun... And I am so glad you have had such a good pregnancy!! I love how you told your parents. Way Cute! Miss you girl!!!! Call me!

Rowley's said...

What a fun way to announce! I think if I ever tried that EVERYONE would pick pink because that's all we make : ) Which we love by the way! Brooklyn was born on Jan. 5th, she wasn't so nice to us when it came to the tax credit. Hopefully you're little lamb will!

The Funderburks said...

So exciting. Girls are so fun! I am going broke shopping for this little babe - it's all too cute.

Very creative and fun way to tell your fam!

Chad and Brittany said...

Oh yay congrats! That is so exciting. You'll be such a good mom! And you'll love having a girl. Let the shopping begin:)

Lindsey Walker said...

Congrats on a baby girl!! She will be so cute! Lucky you to still be able to fit into your normal jeans. I was in maternity clothes by 20 weeks. Congrats.

The Peterson's said...

That is very exciting! Congrats again!

EPBarker said...

Congrats! You guys are going to be the BEST parents to that little chica! Love ya.

Crystal said...

Hahah You are so funny! That was a great idea!

georgeandmarie said...

Congrats!! I am having a girl too...they are some drama, but can be very sweet and very fun!! Good luck!!!

The Bartons said...

Girls are the BEST!! (I should know...I have 2!) girls are way less drama as babies,( but that changes the older they get.) you will be such a fun mommy, we need to get together sometime and have a old Highland neighbor reunion!!

The Hunzikers said...

Little girls are SO much fun. You will love seeing Scott w/ a little girl. Cracks me up about your due date...yeah, they told me I would be late b/c she was measuring small. Ummm...hello, have you seen me and Jeff? Pretty sure she came early. They told my friend she would be early b/c she was measuring big (she & hubby are both big) and she was late. Go figure. Anything can happen! Love the way you told your family. What a fun idea!

Melanie Nielsen said...

I am so excited for you! And I LOVE the way you told your family! However, not enough to have another one. LOL
We like names that are a little different. (Tanner's is not but it fits him.) So here are some I like that we didn't get to use.
Gretchen, we had Amber to go as the middle name with that but it doesn't sound good with Lamb. lol
Lilian, I love this name.
I always love Elizebeth but spelled that way not with a za, but that's just me. ; )
ooo I sounded out Lilian Elizebeth Lamb and I like that. : ) But I won't be hurt if you decide not go with it though. For a nickname you could call her lili lamb. ; )
Good luck finding a name that you both agree on and love! You're the ones that count!