Yesterday I woke a huge bundle of nerves. I couldn’t put into words to my husband why, as soon as I got onto the ultrasound table I could’t stop my body from shaking. I know that my husband and I had talked long about wanting/or waiting to know the sex of the baby. But I didn’t expect it to change my whole perspective.
As we started with the ultrasound, I always remember to ask the nurse to let us know everything we’re looking at; I could be thinking arm, and she’s saying leg- lol… Plus this was hubban’s first time seeing Baby Boyd since 8 weeks, and back then baby was still a little bean. I watched him in awe as we went over every inch of Baby’s little body. But at some point, I knew it would happen, – she asked if we wanted to know the sex of the baby, and we gently looked toward one another, and Luke responded ‘ It’s up to you’-
I took a deep breathe, and closed my eyes and said, ‘yes’. It was my first parental decision; I wanted to be able to prepare for Baby Boyd, and for his/her arrival.
When she announced, “Girl”
My nerves went calm, and tears rushed from my eyes. It wasn’t just an “it” anymore, it was a “Her”
Baby Boyd now had an identity.
Baby Boyd now had a name, She was now our little princess.
Our whole perspective on life changed. We now knew what we have for the rest of our lives. We now had to save for a wedding. Luke now has a daughter to walk down the aisle.
She was what defined our little Boyd family.
She was now our whole world.
Little did I imagine, that knowing would have such a huge impact. I repeated the nurse, ‘It’s a girl’ and looked over at my husband who had tears in his eyes. She handed me the box of tissues, as they were now streaming down my face. I am the only girl of 4, and Luke is from a family of all boys. But a little angel is all daddy wanted, and it was now real to us.
We spent most of yesterday in shock, and in full emotion. We were in and out of tears, telling our good news, but couldn’t keep it in much longer! She’s OUR little girl!
Yes, this does seem to be the year of the Boy…… However, bring on the headbands and ruffles! It’s a good thing she’s due in 2013!! It’s a GIRL!