Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ready or Not...Here She Comes!

For my birthday Matt took me to Fetal Foto's to find out if we were expecting a boy or a girl. I couldn't wait until my 20 week ultrasound with having 2 boys I had to know what I was having. Plus, I didn't start sewing until after Ashton was a baby so I can finally sew things for my own baby and I was so anxious to get started.

Matt and Ashton voted for a boy and Kaleb and I wanted a girl, but we all thought it was a boy. I was so excited to find out it's a girl, still a little in shock though. Not as much as Matt, he had already bought a couple of boys things last week at D.I. he was so confident. 

I found out the beginning of February that I was pregnant. I had a really bad cold at the time and missed a day and a half of work and after a couple days of being late and being home sick I had Matt run to the dollar store to get a pregnancy test. I took the test and didn't expect it to be positive but it was.

The official due date is October 14, 2012. Kaleb was 2 1/2 weeks early and Ashton was 3 1/2 so I'm hoping this baby stays in until October.

This is from my first Ultrasound at 8 weeks. The little blob in the middle of the big blob to the left is the baby. You could see the heartbeat and that was about it.

With Ashton I took a test called the Intelligender. It tells you as early as 8 weeks what you're having. I took it at 11 1/2 weeks and this is what the results said.

With Ashton it said boy and was correct. This time it wasn't. Looking through most reviews it seems to be more accurate if you're having a boy but with girls it's not as accurate. So I wouldn't buy the test again but it was fun to try it again just to see.

This is me on Easter. We told our family when I was 11 weeks along and we didn't tell the boys until a couple days before that because I knew they wouldn't be able to keep a secret. It was hardest not telling them.

And here are some of the ultrasound pictures from today.

The "I'm a Girl" shot.

Front view of the baby with her hands by her face.

We're really excited to welcome a little girl in our family and since I had to buy a baby shower gift today for a girl baby I couldn't resist buying stuff for our girl on the way.

As far as gender prediction I thought this was kind of interesting:

Kaleb: based on heartbeat doctor predicted BOY
Chinese Gender Calendar predicted BOY

Ashton: Intelligender test predicted BOY
Chinese Gender Calendar predicted BOY

Baby Girl: Intelligender test predicted BOY
Chinese Gender Calendar predicted GIRL

So apparently the Chinese Gender Calendar is right on, at least for us 3 of 3 predicted correctly.


sweetmama.heather said...

Congrats, April! That's so exciting.

Amber said...

I still can't believe that it's really a girl! So happy for you guys! Congrats! Let the sewing and shopping begin!

Katy said...

Yay! I can't wait to see how adorable she will be. how fun!

Jess said...

Congratulations April!! :)

Neff Family said...

I'm so happy for you guys! Girls are so much fun. Congrats!

Eric and Justine said...

YAY! So excited for you.

The Hancuff's said...

that is such exciting news! congratulations. and what a fun birthday gift!

Mindy Hawks said...

That's so exciting! Girls are so much fun! Congrats, and you look beautiful!

Jessie said...

Hooray! Congrats again! After having a boy, it is SOOO great to paint little tiny toe nails, and wear cute bows and dresses! You'll have so much fun! :)

Thueson Family :) said...

I know that I already commented on FB about this, but I am just SO excited for you!! :) YAY for babies and YAY for a girl!! :) Love ya!!

Carl and Steph said...

You crossed my mind recently on this subject. Congrats and special congrats having a girl! I used a length of wide grosgrain ribbon in Abbie hair Sunday. It's lots of fun for me to pretty her up. Especially since she likes it.