Today we found out our third baby is a little girl!
Now, she was a very sleepy little thing and did not want to cooperate at all with the ultrasound technician. She lay there with her little hand at her mouth and her little legs wrapped up - all cute with little ankles crossed. Her little side to us the whole time. Honestly, other than a few little arm waves she wouldn't move. One comfortable little sleepy baby. She did move enough at one point that the ultrasound tech determined she was a girl.
It's not 100% but the ultrasound tech and the doctor are pretty confident we're having a baby girl. But since she decided not to cooperate at my next appointment in 4 weeks I'll need to have another ultrasound. Mainly because they couldn't get a good view of the spinal cord. Everything else was normal and healthy - which is really all we cared about.
I'll admit I was in shock - I really did think I would have boy #3! Clark was excited - although as he mentioned he told us God was going to give him a sister. The boys were at the ultrasound too and Clark enjoyed being shown the different parts of the baby and seeing her arm and leg bones. He's very curious about skeletons and how bodies work right now.
This afternoon I spent time looking at some cute patterns on Etsy. Picked out the baby calendar and baby book on BabySakes.com. And have become motivated to once again clean out my sewing room (somehow this room has become the grand catch all room). I don't know what it is about the thought of having a little girl but I have so many things I'd like to try to sew! I've been collecting patterns for years that will finally have some use. Plus, I have my gift from Aunt Sara that needs a workout too - the wonderful serger!
As my mom posted on Facebook today my husband is going to have to get used to hearing the word "cute" around here a lot more! And as my friend Beth and I discussed today - since baby's due date is just after the Iowa State Fair I have dual motivation to sew some things for baby and get them entered in the fair. That way I'll know they'll be done in time for baby's arrival.