Are we adding to The Girl Gang or getting the newest member of The Good Dudes Club?
The next curated kid is going to be…
We are so, so excited! I felt from the beginning that we were having another girl but full disclosure: my last two guesses were both wrong. But I felt so strongly we were having another girl because this pregnancy has been exactly the same as Ella’s- horrible morning sickness, sensitive smell, same cravings, etc. But again, I have never been right before. So I was all anxious and scared heading to my appointment mainly because I just wanted to be right for once! It didn’t help that I had to go alone, due to Covid 19 guidelines. But the day finally came and I headed to my OB’s office. They took my temperature, gave me a mask, and took me into the dark and familiar ultrasound room. Even though I had to go to the appointment alone, I didn’t want to find out alone. So after checking the baby’s brain, heart, extremities, and other measurements (all good, thankfully!), I looked away while she found out the gender and she graciously put the ultrasound picture into an envelope. I couldn’t wait to get out of there!
Of course when I got home, Matthew was on a work call. So the kids and I waited anxiously in the living room for a million hours (it was probably closer to 7 minutes but not taking a peek was almost the hardest part of this pregnancy). Finally Matthew came down and we gave the envelope to Ella to read aloud to us.
She proudly declared, “Girl!” and I could hardly believe it. We’re having a girl! It’s been 5 years since we’ve had a baby girl and while I feel a little bit bad that Jack will be outnumbered, I’m excited for Ella to finally have a sister and to relive all the girly magic. And getting to watch Jack be a big brother to a sister is going to be the sweetest! He’s already such a good little brother to a sister.
And as soon as we found out, I ordered a little Maileg mouse to complete our family of 5!
Did you guess in my Instagram poll? Did you guess right? For once, I did! We just can’t wait to meet this little girl and add a third friend for these two.