Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Big News

















I had my ultrasound back in early December to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl. I had told Sareny that we would be holding balloons at the bus stop so she could know what we were going to have--pink balloons for a girl, and blue balloons for a boy. Unfortunately, the gender of the baby was inconclusive due to the baby being breach and crossing its legs, so there was no big news to announce at the bus stop. However, I had promised we would be holding balloons and I didn't want her to think we had forgotten, so we got yellow balloons. She was a little confused since she had expecting either pink or blue and asked, "What does yellow mean?"

It was a bit disappointing for everyone to still be in suspense. Although honestly, I think it bothered other people more than it bothered me. After my miscarriages and years of trying to get a baby, I actually was just so thrilled that the ultrasound showed a healthy, growing baby that I didn't have room inside for disappointment. We made plans to have a 3-D ultrasound at a place that does them for free once I reached 26 weeks. We just had that appointment two days ago, and all I can say is that modern science is pretty amazing. I kind of expected to see smashed alien-baby pictures, and was surprised when I got this instead:
That looks so much like my other babies, it is amazing! So the big news around here is that we will be having another girl! Everyone was pretty excited except for poor Isaac, who has been praying for a boy. I felt pretty sad for him. Again, I personally would have been happy either way, but I know he really wanted a brother so I was kind of hoping for his sake...At least this way he gets to hold on to his title as my favorite boy. :) And a parting shot of the kids, because I thought both pictures were cute.

5 comments:

Sam said...

Glad everything is going well. Congrats on the upcoming baby girl!!

lexi said...

poor isaac saying all those prayers that it would be a boy. but i am so excited for a little baby girl! and i am glad i got be at your ultrasound, it was pretty cool.

Jolynn said...

How exciting to see my little granddaughter before she is born! And she definitely looks like one of yours! Technology is amazing. I feel pretty bad for my little Isaac, but you're right, he can always be the favorite boy in the Fallstrom family. Congrats! Looks like another cute little girl in the fam!

holli jo said...

Yay! The picture is really cool. She does look like a Fallstrom. :) I'm glad you got to know if it's a boy or girl.

flutietootie said...

What a great picture of the baby. It is amazing how far technology has evolved. Your other children look very excited.