Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Oh boy...

...it's a girl!

We had our ultrasound this morning and saw a beautiful, sleepy little girl curled up and using her placenta as a pillow. Awwwww. Toward the end she gave us a little thumbs-up as if to say, "It's cool, you guys. I got this."

This pregnancy is SO different from the other two. First, I'm carrying much higher and more compactly than I did with Ocean or Iris. I can still wear regular jeans (just bigger ones) which wasn't a possibility past 12 weeks with Ocean, and about 9 weeks with Iris. Really.

Also, this one is QUIET. She kind of rolls around from time to time or gives me a little thump to let me know she's there, whereas at this point with both the others it was like a freaking three-ring-circus inside my uterus. The ultrasound tech called her stubborn because she wouldn't move. I prefer to think that she's laid-back. I'm freaking due for one of those, for crying out loud.

Also, the profile didn't scream PHIL! like the other two did. At least not to the same degree. So maybe this one will look more like me...? A mother with long pregnancies and what feels like even longer labors can hope.

The name we will keep to ourselves until she arrives. I'd love to tell the kids, but then everyone would know. So they'll have to wait as well. They both seem content with the idea of another girl and I'm looking forward to seeing how she blends with the entity which we call OceanIris. (Ocean, by himself, is fabulous. So is Iris. Together? Holy Shnikes. Put on a helmet, get the hose ready and don't look directly at it or you might turn into a pile of ash.)

We'll close with a photo of our newest dominator.

19 comments:

{(C)} said...

It almost looks like she is giving a "hang loose" sign with the pinky extended, as well. That would fit more with the laid back vibe. Congratulations on your future pot smoker! ;)

Paula said...

Oh, congratulations! That's awesome. Yeah, you're due for a laid back child!

frances said...

hurrah for girls! congratulations!

Sarah Reed said...

Oh my goodness....We are so excited for you guys! I have chills>>> Cass....you are definitely due for a girl like you. Miss you all bunches~ Sending love and domination your way~

Robert L said...

SO EXCITING!! God loves you so much! Blessings.. Jeanine Bartholomay

Karen said...

That is so great! Congrats!

Heather said...

Congrats! What a great ultrasound picture :) So happy for you all

Jobi Harrell said...

I LOVE being wrong! Can't wait to see this little one!

Amy said...

Adorable little pic! Congrats to you both, and yes--I think you deserve a chilled-out baby!

Roobeedoo said...

That scan photo is amazing! Totally corny, but if she was mine I would be calling her Hope. Hugs across the web.

keri m said...

Hooray for your growing family!

Jennifer said...

Congrats. So happy for you.

Barbara said...

Congrats guys...you make such great babies! I'll send very relaxed chill vibes your way :-)

Anonymous said...

So happy for all of you....JOY is great medicine!!! A perfect little hand wishing you a "thumbs up." Keep us posted.

Love to all,

Brenda N

Baj Family said...

Greatest picture of all time! OceanIrisEbullience is my guess. ;)

(ebullience: bubbling enthusiasm)

Amy McKenna said...

That's so cool! Yay for girls! Plus, think of all the cute girl clothes you'll be able to re-use now. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Phil and Cassie! You are very blessed with a sweet little girl.

Becky said...

A girl! A girl! Yay!

tim's wife said...

Does this put the color pink in the running for Phil's hair?!
Congrats!!