SOOOOO sorry!!!!

So it’s been a LONG time. I’m so, SO sorry for that. It’s been crazy around here. I love it–wouldn’t change it for anything–but it’s been impossible to sit down and update!

So much has happened!

I’ve fluctuated frequently between “Oh, I am going to be sad if I have a girl” to “Oh, I am going to be sad if I have a boy” and so on and so forth… it’s been a roller-coaster, for sure. I don’t know if I could ever do this again, despite plans to wait 5 years before we do anything permanent.

I’m going to give a sort of bullet point style update, chronologically πŸ™‚ Hopefully it will get you all caught up with everything on this end and I will try so hard to keep this updated from now on!


Had my NT scan yesterday and the tech said he was 85-90% sure that the lil’ one is a girl. I saw a lot of screen time of the nub and I agree with this, though I’d have said a straight 100% because the nub was so typical and obvious.

UNFORTUNATELY, because my darling child was being.. well.. uncooperative (but wow, it was SO awesome to see the acrobatics! I just kinda lay there with a look of awe on my face), we weren’t able to get any nub pictures. We did get a between the legs shot but we all know 12w2d (kiddo measuring 12w4d which ironically were my original dates… hah) between the leg shots are not accurate for the determination of sex. Further to my misfortune, my scanner is broken AND I can’t find the card reader for my camera, so I can’t actually post the picture. Sigh.

Another thing–I of course was talking to the tech throughout the whole thing. Making a nuisance of myself, probably haha but he was great, friendly! In the beginning, I was referring to the little one as “he” and so he did, too. However, after he made his initial assessment, he started to say “she”. I, however, continued to say “he”. He said to me “Trust me, that’s a little girl in there” and even “What, you don’t believe me? I’m sure that’s a girl”

THAT was a shocker! This whole pregnancy, every sign, old wives tale, symptom–it’s all been classic boy. When I heard him say that–and I saw the nub for myself, just.. wow! I was floored. It was so hard to believe. So hard, in fact, that after 2 days, I didn’t believe it at all!

I spent the time between now and my next excerpt, I’d decided seriously and solidly that I wanted a boy. I thought about having a girl and.. it scared the crap out of me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a date for this one.. but.. it was some point :p

So.. Ok, yeah–I have decided that I actually WANT to stay an all-boy mom! Who’d have thought?! So.. now I’m actually really hoping that my BOY feelings are accurate! I remembered when my GD started.. and it was when I was CONVINCED that my 5th was a girl. And because I was SO convinced of that, I wanted a girl. Before that–I didn’t care. I didn’t want boys or girls–I just wanted babies! When he turned out another boy, I can honestly say I was crushed. And from that point, I wanted a girl, no matter what.

But yeah–I won’t ramble–I’m almost back in the healthy place I was, before. I think having a girl is too much for me–so I DO only want boys at this point.Before, I just wanted babies πŸ˜›Β  So I’m not completely “recovered” yet. And God help me if this does end up being a girl.. I think I’d have to put my GD shoes back on.. and that would be depressing 😦 (I think I’m safe, though–I’m pretty sure I’ll hear boy again!) But yeah.. fx we hear it’s a boy on the anatomy scan!!!



So we (Ok, I) was freaking out all night.. we could not find the heartbeat on the doppler and we tried all night. It was awful. After our previous losses, well, we decided that we would get checked out. We got there and had to wait an agonizing 30 minutes until it was our turn. Long story short, everything is fine–there’s a beautiful heartbeat, baby was active and looked fantastic.. and is 100% a girl. We are.. completely floored. Happy.. excited (I, personally, am scared to death along with those feelings). My 2nd is going to be so happy.. he’s my little GD sufferer (poor guy) but yeah.. everything is great, she (I can’t believe I am saying she) is looking wonderful. I guess she was just hiding out last night (seriously we tried ALL night to find it and just couldn’t.. I was crushed)

So yeah.. I’m having a girl. It’s going to take a bit to get used to… but I will.. and I already love her (geesh, after feeling like we’d lost her for the past 24 hours, it’s impossible NOT to hah) just.. need to get used to it.

So… wow. We are having a girl. I am in shock. Petrified. And shocked.

Of COURSE I am over the moon type happy! Just knowing that she is healthy and whole–and still there! She could be quadruplet girls and I would be over the moon. Not being able to find the heartbeat was so positively scary… I am so thankful that she is Ok.

Just.. have to figure out this whole “girl” thing. hehe. I have some time, though! We are so thankful. I can’t wait to meet her! (Ok, I can wait. Until late March/early April πŸ™‚ )


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 17:14:44

    That is so excited! I remember when I found out #3 was a girl, I was quite upset. I wanted another boy, then another boy, then maybe a girl. Took me 3-4 months to get used to the idea but she is a perfect fit!! Yay for pink~


    • tryingforchaos
      Oct 01, 2010 @ 21:28:45

      See–you know what I mean! Honestly, it’s not as scary as I thought it would be (but it’s not really the “baby” stage I’m worried about!) and I think that having been soooo scared that we’d lost her.. well.. I honestly think that (plus the absolute GLEE from our 2nd son!) has made it easier. I don’t think I’ll really start to freak out til about 10..ish. haha



  2. Kara
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 17:21:10

    Congrats! I’m thrilled for you! Soo….if you had to enter a guess about which swaying method worked, what would it be? Any advise for those of us considering swaying for a girl next round?


    • tryingforchaos
      Oct 01, 2010 @ 21:26:21

      Thank you, so much! We’re ridiculously excited πŸ™‚

      Hmm.. I hate to say it, but the diet and the supplements! The supps weren’t THAT bad, but the diet was hell. 😦 So as MUCH as I hate to say it.. diet and supps! And any of the other sway methods you can add will GREATLY benefit! I think honestly O+18 (most do O+12) was probably another great factor–there have been a lot of O+12 success stories for TTC a girl!

      Good luck!!!


  3. Jodi
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 00:59:07

    WOW, I can’t believe it. I’m totally excited for you. You’d convinced me with all of your posts, that you were for sure having another boy. You seemed so sure. Do you think deep down you somehow knew it was a girl all along?


    • tryingforchaos
      Oct 04, 2010 @ 01:35:35

      I was convinced, too!!! I had the “gut feeling” that she was a she… but I had the same (stronger) gut feeling with my fifth boy PLUS I had pretty much 99% BOY “symptoms”–really–I just had no idea! This pregnancy was pretty much exactly like my first 4 boys, so I just expected another boy!


  4. Alisha
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 01:24:48

    I’m so so so happy for you!!


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