The night before my appointment, I couldn't fall asleep for hours it felt like. I was so excited, anxious, nervous. I finally fell asleep after midnight and then woke up at 4:45 to go to the bathroom and couldn't fall back asleep. Lucky for me I was wide awake and ready for the day! :) Hunter had his 12 month check up at 9am on the 23rd so I got him fed, dressed, and ready to go and off we went! He weighs 23 pounds 12 oz and was 31 inches long! He took his 3 shots and finger prick like a champ and then he was done thank goodness! We got home and then I anxiously waited until it was time to leave for my appointment at 1:30. On the way to the doctor's office, my stomach was in knots and I was starting to get nauseous from all my emotions. I was just ready to know! So we got there and got checked in and luckily didn't have to wait very long. I could feel my hands shaking because I was so nervous. lol! With Hunter's big ultrasound I don't remember being so nervous, but because this is our last baby I just wanted everything to be ok and healthy. The ultrasound technician asked us if we wanted to know the sex and we both said YES! at the same time so she put the wand on my belly and started taking some measurements. I could feel the excitement building as I tried to scan the screen to see what I could see. She scrolled down to try and find the sex and the umbilical cord was down there so she couldn't tell, but said she would be back at the end. I started to panic a little bit thinking that maybe we wouldn't be able to find out. I had thought I had caught a glimpse, but didn't see anything down there...I was trying not to get my hopes up though. So she got through the whole ultrasound, all the measurements and we saw the baby yawn and stretch..so cute, and then she said let's take a look again to see if we can find out the sex. She scrolled the wand down there again and viola...IT IS A GIRL!!! I immediately started crying...I couldn't believe I was having a daughter! I've always wanted a boy and a girl (in that order)since I was little and it was so amazing to me that I would be blessed enough to have 1 of each! The rest of my doctor's appointment went great. I gained 2 pounds (woot woot), my blood pressure was great, and the baby's measurements were about a week ahead and she looked perfectly healthy! What an amazing Christmas present!
So off we went to Babies R Us to buy Lily Mackenzie her first outfit! I'm glad I had a boy first and then a girl because I didn't realize how CUTE and GIRLY and LACY and POLKA DOTTY all the girl clothes are until now. (I tried to ignore the hundreds of girl racks because I was so jealous of all the variety) We already know the nursery we want. A picture of it is below. We are going to paint 3 walls solid colors and then the 4th wall we are going to paint polka dots that match the other 3 walls. I'm so excited!! When I say "we" are painting, it actually means Daniel...haha he is the best painter! :)
I love my family!! We are blessed beyond belief! <3