Friday, June 29, 2012

it's a...

about six weeks ago our doctor slipped us a taped up business card that would reveal the sex of our baby to us. we held onto it for about ten days before we decided it was time to see what the newest member of family would be. michael finally opened it up around midnight under a starry sky in the middle of the iowa prairie. we had just celebrated a day of love with some very close friends of ours and couldn't think of a more memorable time to do it. at that moment we discovered we were having a...

fast forward to this past monday. we went in for our twenty week structural ultrasound and the doctor pointed to a little dot on the screen.

doctor: "ahh...do you see that?" 
me: "yeah. ummm, it looks like a grey dot. it's a boy!"
doctor: "haha. no. those are labia."

the rest of the appointment sounded a bit like charlie brown's teacher, all muffled talking, all we could think about was the fact that our boy had turned into a girl!! we had spent the past six weeks picking names, clearing all thoughts of having a girl out of our head, and consoling elodie who just kept saying, "i want a baby sister." when all of a sudden, that was a reality. 

four days into this new discovery, we are very excited and have shifted back into planning for another sweet little lady. and if it ends up being a boy for some odd reason, i'll thank my lucky stars. all that matters is that she/he is healthy!! 

31 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you three-to-be four! That is one lucky babe. xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. How fun! and kind of crazy. But fun!

    ReplyDelete
  3. how wild! Elodie will be such a great big sister! xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. crazy!!! but so exciting. two girls!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yay!!! Congratulations Elizabeth!!! We all know you make beautiful little ladies and now Elodie will have a BFF for life to share all her secrets with! Also, what a great story, and so glad you found out the switch of sex before she was born.:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations! Such a great story!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congrats! It will be another cute girl in
    family. Praying for your safe pregnancy all through out.:)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congratulations!! What a surprise! I love your photos...such a great way to illustrate your story. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a great story! We find out the sex of ours on Tuesday (18 wks along) and reading your tale makes me super excited...Our daughter Kate keeps telling me it's a girl, a sister, and I am secretly hoping she is right. Sounds Elodie had the right idea all along too! Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm laughing out loud! Such a funny story! Two girls are precious...I'm so grateful for Robin being a girl and a sister to Maia!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a funny story. But two girls are great - they have a special bond that a brother and sister never have despite the age gap.

    ReplyDelete
  12. That was the funniest. I can't wait until you have full confirmation ;)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Exact same thing happened to us and now I have my amazing daughter whom I was convinced for three months was a boy!! Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've heard this happening to a few people actually. 2 little girls though, as one of two sisters I can say it's pretty great!

    ReplyDelete
  15. oh my goodness! Congrats and what an incredible story! So excited for your sweet family! xo

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh my! What a surprise! Congrats to you! Just found your sweet blog and i'm smitten :) xo

    ReplyDelete
  17. haha! what a surprise--makes me nervous about my scan later this week, i hope they get it right

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sweet. Cheers for the little ones. Glad to hear more of your progress. TC. Got my eye on your blog now

    ReplyDelete
  19. lol so cute, congrats on your little lady in waiting :D

    ReplyDelete
  20. mama i just saw this (sorry, unforgivably consumed with our house buying drama!)
    YAY!!!!!!! so happy! that's crazytown that you have been on a gender roller coaster ride! can't wait to meet her. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sisters are the best. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congrats! What a sweet story! We have two daughters, and let me tell you, there is nothing sweeter than sisters. They completely adore each other. Sounds like Elodie is thrilled!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a sweet story, Congratulations to you both! xox

    ReplyDelete
  24. ah, what an amazing story! congratulations.....what a lucky little girl!

    ReplyDelete
  25. So sweet! A lovely story to tell him/her once he/she makes their arrival! I myself have two little ladies and seeing them together becoming the best of friends fills my heart like nothing else has or ever will do.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Definitely a story for the family archives!
    Congratulations to all of you.
    Ronnie xo

    ReplyDelete
  27. hah. All ultrasounds showed I was a boy. Mom and dad picked out Michael Lynn Gregg, after 3 very important men that would be in my life. My moms favorite uncle, my dads best friend and my dad. Except they got a little girl so Michael Lynn Gregg became Rachael Lynn Gregg and dad rushed home to repaint the room. hah!

    ReplyDelete