Baby Gender: It’s a….


Yesterday was the day of the big ultrasound.  The one where they take all the measurements, look at the heart, the spine, the bones, the head, etc.  This is also the one where they tell you the sex of the baby, which we decided to go ahead and find out.

They don’t tell you if any of the anatomical stuff checks out.  They make you wait for the doctor for that information, so we get to sweat about that stuff until next Friday.  But most ultrasound techs will go ahead and tell you the sex of the baby if you ask them to.  Of course, we did.  So, she took a good look, and it turns out that it’s a girl!

She also printed out a very sweet picture of the baby sucking her thumb.  Let’s all take a moment and say, “Aaaaaaawww.”

sucking thumb


In case it’s hard for you to tell, she’s laying on her back with her head to the right.

So did you guess correctly in the poll?  I didn’t!  I was certain it was a boy.  Really, really certain.  Nope!  We’ve got a beautiful baby girl on the way.

When the ultrasound tech first told us, I thought she must be mistaken.  Then I felt a little bummed.  Let me be clear, I wasn’t bummed about the baby being a girl.  I don’t have some sort of idea that a boy would be better than a girl, nor do I feel the need to have one of each gender.  No, I was bummed that I had guessed wrong!

It took all of five minutes for me to get over the disappointment in my prognostication abilities, and now I’m excited and ready to go.  We’re going to have a beautiful baby girl!  Our little Grasshopper is going to have a little sister!  And best of all?  We don’t have to buy any clothes because we hung on to her old stuff!  I kid, I kid.  But seriously, this is great.  We are thrilled.

We’ve told our families, and, of course, the grandparents are thrilled, too.  My mother had guessed girl, and she was right on the money!  Go Mom!

I’m not sure how well the Grasshopper understands that the baby won’t be born with a tail after all.  For the record, I did ask the ultrasound tech to double-check to make sure.  Definitely no tail.  Regardless, they’ll have a great time playing and getting into trouble together.

11 thoughts on “Baby Gender: It’s a….

  1. Congrats!! I knew it. I swear I have like a 100% on guessing these things. I don’t think I’ve ever been wrong yet!

    For the record, I think there is nothing wrong anyway with wanting a certain gender. I think people are afraid to say they have a preference sometimes. As for me, I cried like a baby when they said it was a boy. I knew it was going to be, but I was holding out hope for another girl. I’m close with my sister and wanted that for my daughter as well. Maybe the technician thought I was ungrateful or crazy, but it just came out.
    This doesn’t mean I don’t love my son, and don’t love having a boy, I DO, he challenges me in many ways, and has changed me in a way that only a little boy could. Of course healthy, happy is the most important. But, doesn’t mean if I got pregnant again, that I wouldn’t hold out hope for a girl again…the clothes are just so stinkin’ cute!!! TUTUS and RUFFLES and FLOWERS (although I put a cute felt flower bout. on my son on Easter that I made- It was a tad girly but totally sweet with his linen suit- he’s going to hate me for it when he sees the pictures).


  2. I knew it!!!! I had a hunch!! (Although I forgot to take the poll, so there’s no proof of my brilliance anywhere in cyberspace.) I get the bummed feeling. I wanted a boy so bad when I was pregnant, but I was *certain* it was a girl. When they said it was a boy, instead of being thrilled that I got the little boy I’d always wanted, I was bummed to be wrong, because that made Travis right. Lol. Congratulations!!!!!!


  3. Congratulations! When they get a little older, I have a precious young grandson she might want to meet!!! 😉


  4. CONGRATS! How exciting, and what a gorgeous sweet little one you have in there!! 🙂

    And I was dead wrong… I was putting all of my votes in the boy basket.

    How exciting!!


  5. Congratulations! How great for Grasshopper to have a little sister. She can teach her all kinds of things (good and bad!)


  6. Congrats Molly!! It will be great for Grasshopper to have a sister! And the clothes thing works out great since they will be in the same season, right? I wish I had a gender hunch but nothing is coming to me and we have an extra long wait! In a lot of ways I hope for a boy, but then I think about a little sister for Gwen and that sounds good too. Who knows ! I’ll be happy either way just as know you are.


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