Monday, June 27, 2011

Girl!!!

I'm sitting in the doctor's office, waiting to see the doc, but the main event has already happened: I had an ultrasound, and the baby finally opened her legs, and showed those unmistakable 3 lines: girl!!! I can't believe it - this makes it seem so very real. 

I can't believe I'm going to be the mother to a little girl. To say that I'm nervous about my capabilities to raise a girl is an understatement. I know I shouldn't be nervous, but having a girl brings up so many different emotions and memories about my childhood that I don't think would happen if I found out our baby is a boy. Oh well, I guess that's what therapy is for... What do you think I'll be talking about with my counselor in the upcoming weeks? :)

Please don't misinterpret my anxiety with disappointment. I've always wanted a little girl. From the clothes and all the girly stuff, to watching the hubs be a father to a girl (I know he'll be great!), to raising a girl to be strong and independent, I'm thrilled! I can't wait to meet her, this little girl of mine!!!

In the meantime, I wish the doc would hurry up so I can get out of here and into the mall! I haven't bought anything yet - it's time to start shopping!

52 comments:

  1. Woohoo! I'm so excited for you alex. You'll be a fantastic mom to your daughter.

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  2. Im so very excited for you!! Im usually just a lurker, but I had to post today. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  3. Congrats!! You will be wonderful with a little girl. What a special day for you - have fun shopping!!

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  4. I see lots of Pink in your future!!! Yea for girls!

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  5. Yaay! I'm glad she cooperated today so you ca start ur shopping!

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  6. Congratulations on team PINK! I was a little nervous about having a girl too but they are so, so wonderful (not that boys aren't!). You're going to do great =) Can't wait to see what your first purchase for your little girl is!

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  7. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!!!!

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  8. Congrats on your princess! :)

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  9. Congratulations!! Happy shopping!

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  10. Woohoo!!! We are girl making machines! Congrats!!!

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  11. Ahhh! A sweet baby girl!! I love my 3 boys with all my heart, but there is nothing like my little girl. You will LOVE being a mommy to a girl! Congrats, Alex, I'm so happy for you!

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  12. Wow congratulations! I'm so glad she shed her modesty for you to get a peek :)

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  13. Yay, now it's time to start shopping and picking a name!!!
    It's such a relief to know what you are having for planning purposes!!!!!
    Congrats!

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  14. Congratulations Alex!! How exciting!

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  15. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so gonna love having a girl. So sweet and snuggly and made of amazing!!! Congrats lady!!!!!! and your man too!!!!

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  16. A girl is a wonderful blessing! Congratulations, dear. I look forward to seeing what you bought on the spree. :)

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  17. Cogratulations on your little girl!! :)

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  18. Yay for little girls! Your worry is completely understandable, but you'd have been a great mom to a boy just the same! Now go pick up some baby girl clothes!

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  19. a little mini you!! Who can walk and talk just like you! This is so amazing! And although it might bring up some issues for you..it may actually be so cathartic for you!
    Congrats! Now you can start the nursery registry and shop away! Girls clothes are so much cuter than boys!
    hugs

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  20. Congrats! I'm so excited for you!

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  21. So very excited for you!! A girl!! :)

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  22. (Marissa from Eggs in a Basketcase)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. I still can't believe I have girls. I always thought I would be the mother of boys. Why, no idea. But that is what I thought. BUt I love my girls and love being their mother. Congrats and have fun.

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  24. Yay, I'm so stoked for you! A girl will be so much fun and you're half way finished - even bigger yay! Have fun with the shopping.

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  25. Wow, how exciting for you! Hope you found something really cute for her.

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  26. A GIRL! Girls are awesome! And yeah, I feel like I have a tendency to project myself onto my daughter in ways I wouldn't with a son, but maybe that's not a bad thing. Anyway, congratulations!

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  27. WHOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO! You're having a baby girl - that's so awesome, wonderful & beautiful. I'm beyond excited for you girl! Yay!!! Pink & purple here you come!

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  28. Yay! So glad she wasn't so modest this time :). How exciting! Knowing the gender really does make it seem so much more real, doesn't it?

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS ALEX!! a GIRL!!! Sugar and spice and everything nice.

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  30. CONGRATS on your baby GIRL! Thrilled for you!!

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  31. I knew it! You will be a wonderful mother to a little girl! I had all the same anxieties when i found out that Penelope is a girl. All that mother-daughter drama.... the saga continues! Hopefully not too much more drama for either of us. Well, we'll be here to hold each other's hands-- how wonderful if we are still blog friends 20 years from now (by then we will have met in person, of course!).

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  32. I'm so glad your little girl cooperated this time! Knowing the sex is amazing and nerve wracking all at the same time. I have some of the same anxieties about raising a girl, but I'm sure it'll all work out fine. Having a knowledge that something needs to be different when raising your own child has to be a good thing. CONGRATS!!

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  33. Congratulations on TEAM PINK! Wonderful news. :)

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  34. Woohoo!!! Girls are so much fun! They are even more fun to spoil. :D

    Congrats Alex!

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  35. Congrats on your big news! I'm sure you will be a wonderful mother to your daughter. Like you, I don't have a meaningful mother/daughter relationship with my mother and want more than anything for my daughters to have good relationships with me. I think just the fact that we make building that relationship a priority from the beginning will make us better mothers for our girls!

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  36. I had a feeling you'd be on team pink. Congratulations! I hope you were able to get some really cute clothes for your little girl!

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  37. Aaaaahhhhh!! GIRL!! Congratulations, you are going to be such a great mom to a baby girl! Let the planning begin!

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  38. Hooray for a beautiful baby girl!! Still following my path I see.... :) I was the same way about having a girl, I'm not exactly girly myself but it's so wonderful! Hope you found some cute pink stuff to buy (we went shopping for the first time after our gender reveal too - shocking I know!). You will be such a GREAT mom, whether it's in spite of or because of your upbringing.

    Mel. - Broken Eggs

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  39. What a delightful excuse for shopping (not that one NEEDS an excuse to shop, of course). Congrats!

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  40. A very belated congratulations on finding out about your baby girl!!! I'm so excited for you! It's so fun to be able to talk about "her" and say "she" kicked today and so on ;-)

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  41. Many many congratulations on Team Pink!! I hope you got to buy many fantastic girl items. Thinking of you often and your baby girl.

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  42. Congrats on your little girl, so happy for you!

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  43. ahh@ ahhh! ahhhhh!! A girl!! a girl!!! This is so exciting!!!!

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  44. Congrats, Mama. Sugar and spice is awfully nice:)

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