July 11, 2012

It's a ... !


This morning felt like Christmas morning. Well, way better than Christmas morning. I woke up with anticipation so intense that I skipped my morning coffee because I thought I otherwise might stroke out. How many days in your life hold so much importance as the day you find out whether you'll have a son or a daughter ... for the rest of your life?

Over the past four and a half months, I've wavered so much about whether I wanted a boy or a girl. And after pulling for a boy for the first few months, I'd had a change of heart recently and gotten way comfortable with the idea of either. I could see the pros and cons of both. And, as an only child, I'd always wished either for a protective older brother or a sister who I could tell everything to. I went in this morning wanting whatever we were having ... but dying to know either way.

The ultrasound technician told us that the baby had its foot near its private parts, and that it was hard to see the gender. But I saw. When she moved her foot, I saw: 

We are having another girl!

I don't even want to say "another" because this little girl deserves a spotlight all her own. She isn't second. She's first in her own right, and I'm so excited to see how her looks and personality and spirit will be different from Tessa's.

I cried, of course, and felt a huge rush of relief and joy, a 'this is exactly right'-ness.

Afterwards I picked Tessa up from Mother's Day Out. This was her non-reaction reaction involving "rainbow fish":



Oh, well. The rest of us are thrilled!



14 comments:

  1. Elaine Murrell BlaineJuly 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    I think that Tessa seems to like rainbow fish, so it's all good.

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  2. Congrats Ellen! Maybe Tessa really wants to share the book "Rainbow Fish" with her new sister? :)

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  3. Yeah then you can pass all the cool stuff you made for Tessa down to her new sissy! Yeah for girls! I love her reaction so cute!

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  4. Congrats! Sisters are very special, I have three of them! xx

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  5. Congratulations!!!

    I'm pretty sure I had a similar reaction when I learned my little sister was coming to steal my thunder... and I have two little sisters so that probably happened twice. :)

    P.S. Tessa is SO. stinkin. CUTE!!!

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  6. congratulations! and I loved tessa's response. "i'm excited." so cute :-)

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  7. whatever. you guys suck. she wanted a boy. lol j/k. that is such great news!!! congrats. i would love another girl.
    Tessa cracks me up. she just really wanted more snacks

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  8. Congrats Ellen and family! That video was to cute and Tessa speaks so clearly! She'll have a blast with her new sister when she gets old enough to play too!
    Love,
    Lace

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  9. This just cracked me up! We really got to see her "eyebrows" expression! Oh, well, the rainbow fish . . . what?

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  10. Congrats! So exciting!!! BTW this video had me cracking up.

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  11. Congrats! Having 2 little girls is so much fun! Her reaction was adorable.

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  12. Hiii! I really do love your blog it's so honest and sweet lol. I really do love how honest you are about your feelings and about motherhood! I saw one of your reallly old posts the other day in which you mentioned that your friend gave you a comb for your daughter's hair. I see that your daughter has cute curly hair! If you are still having issues with it, may I suggest a wide tooth comb? Also brands like mixed chicks offer great kiddie haircare lines. Brands like Shea Moisture, Curly-Q's and Kinky-Curly work really well, are not filled with harmful chemicals and can be all found at Target. My hair is extremely curly so I definitely understand the struggle. May I suggest http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/, she always has some cute styles for her daughter's hair. I know your daughter is very young but one day you are going to have to deal with two girls and doing their hair is one of the best ways to bond with them!

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  13. LOL that video was too cute. "I'm excited" LMBO. and Wow she kind of looks like me when I was younger.

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  14. SO cute! hahaaha Her expressions are too much to bear, the cuteness.
    -Leslie

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