Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's a....

GiRl!!!


We are so predictable. :)


The kids were thrilled. Three of them were wanting a girl, and one was wanting a boy, but he assures me he's wanting a girl now. Which is good, because I don't think we can produce boys. :)


And names. There are two we love, one we've loved for a long time and another that is new this time around. We have awhile to decide, and we won't tell the name until the baby's born. Not because it's so grand, but because I like having lots of time to change my mind, and I don't need other peoples' opinions. They feel much less free to share them once the baby is actually there. :)


Anyway we're super excited. I'm having another ultrasound next month to check on a couple of things--my placenta is partially covering my cervix so unless it moves, it's C-Section time. Ugh. (Doctor gave a 60-70% chance that it'll move. Online it said that 90% of partial placenta previas resolve themselves. So let's hope that statistic is right!) Also our baby is taking a little longer to lose some of the developmental cysts (I think I just coined a new technical term!) on its brain (babies can have them up until 24 weeks or so, and I'm about 20 weeks) so the doctor just wants to make sure they go away. The baby looked perfect other than that--which she shouldn't if something were wrong--so the doctor is pretty sure it's fine, but you never know. (Why is nothing ever easy???)


Another daughter! I'm so excited about our little girl! The baby seems so much more "real" now!!!

AND, the obligatory awkward belly-shot I just took of myself five minutes ago. Maybe I should take one tonight before bed--my stomach will be much bigger by then.

17 comments:

Angela H said...

Congratulations to all of you! How exciting! I can't wait to follow along on this latest part of your family journey.

By the way, I am working on setting up a whole new blog. I think I am going to try WordPress because they have some features that I am looking for that I have not seen on other blog hosting sites. Also, since we are going the domestic foster care/adoption route, I think I am going to make it private. With some of the reasons for the kids coming into care (not that I would publicize that), I just personally feel it appropriate (not judging anyone who doesn't do that of course). Once I get it up and running, I will be updating it regularly. We have so much going on with the process right now and I wish I had a format to share it. I soon will! If you are interested, let me know and I will e-mail you the info once it is up.

Unrelated: Have you noticed some of the weird 'word verification' terms blogger comes up with? This time around, it is gasynea. Okay then... (-:

Angela H.

Angela H said...

Update- I thought about it some more and I think I will stick to blogger so it is easier on people. So many people use blogger and I would not want to make it more difficult for people by making them use Wordpress if our blog is the only reason why they would be using Wordpress. (-:

Kristen said...

congrats!!!

i don't think you know how to produce boys. but you make awfully cute girls, so it's all good.

you looks so pretty in this picture!!

Joanie said...

Congratulations! You look darling, as usual.

Mike and Rachel said...

Woohoo!

I had the placenta issue too and Ainsley is a dream, so maybe you are making a compliant child!

Shana said...

Congrats, and you look great!

Jeannett Gibson said...

CONGRATS!!!! Can't wait to see pics of the newest Heldt gal!

And you look GREAT!!!

Angela said...

Congratulations my sweet friend!! So so fun!!
SO SO excited for you guys.

joy said...

Yay! Another girl--how wonderful.

BeckyandTroy said...

Congrats... I'm sure the kids are super excited!!! Yeah!
love ya!

this is us said...

Hooray!!!! She is going to be a cutie and SO LOVED!

Paige said...

You are so cute! Love that belly shot! And so exciting that you are having a girl! wohoo!

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

Yippee! I'm 21 weeks with my second... girl #2! Yay for daughters! Cute belly picture too. :-)

Ginger said...

Congrats! My SIL had the same placenta issue, but it did indeed move & she had a traditional delivery, so here's hoping same goes for you.

Kelly and Jason said...

Don't fear the C-section too much. I had a great experience with it, I was up in less than 24 hours on no pain meds other than Tylenol. It's always best to do it the old fashioned way but if you must you must. I am thrilled it's another girl! You make such cute girls!

darci said...

congratulations! happy fo ryou. :)

adventures north said...

You are so TINY!!! Congratulations on your daughter (-:

 

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