It’s a…Girl!


Ellie 16 week ultrasound.


Ellie’s 16 week ultrasound in 3D. Look at that cute little nose!

Hello Everyone!

First, I have to start by saying happy birthday to my unbelievably loving mother. Second, I wanted to let you all know that Ducky had a 16 week anatomy scan yesterday and everything looked great. Ducky didn’t stop moving at all…I wonder where that trait comes from. And before you all log off because I am keeping you in suspense and you are skimming this email for signs the words boy or girl, I will tell you – IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!
When the tech told us – us being my mother, father and sister Mallory (btw…I decided when you are a single mom, you can invite everyone you want to your appointments and no one can really say anything) I felt like a veil of pink fell over the room. I started daydreaming about going for mani-pedis, and putting little pink bandanas on her head, and having the door slammed in my face in about 13 years when I ask her “what’s wrong?”
I was always sure I was having a girl. Before I found out I was pregnant, I had a dream that I had a little girl that looked just like me, with big cheeks and big eyes – I looked like Tweetie Bird as a baby and I beg you, if you think I still look like a cartoon character, keep those thoughts to yourself. In the dream, the doctor put her in my arms and I said, “I loved you before I knew you.” Well I am just going to tell you all, that is exactly how I feel.
She weighs about 7 ounces now, and LOVES to put her hands in front of her face and suck her thumb. She kept opening and closing her hands – perhaps she was waving to her adoring audience or perhaps I am already an annoying mom.
I’ll let you be the judge.

As for the names…well I am keeping that to myself. Yes, I know you all want to know and that is very nice. But I don’t care to see the face (you know the face I am talking about, the “oh, that is what you are naming her…ok” face, when I tell you the name I have chosen. Not that there is anything bad about the name…you just know how I get about unsolicited advice. And I reserve the right to change my mind withing the next 5 months…and you all need something to be surprised about when she arrives.

(Also, one more funny note before I get my weekend started. I told my mom that I was really excited to know what I am having before I go to Disney World. In JULY. With my family. I said I can’t wait to buy her a cute Christmas outfit from the Disney Christmas store and MY mom said, “Oh, you don’t need to do that. I already have a Christmas outfit for her. I always knew you were having a girl.”

Love you all and thanks for all the cute notes!