Tuesday, March 9, 2010

happy international women's day!... p.s. we're having one!

for the very few of you who didn't know, march 8th was international women's day, but really, who didn't know that? so what did you do for this most special of holidays? amber and i thought we would celebrate by having a girl. :)
yes, that's right - a girl! girl, girl, girl! i just can't say it enough! a beautiful baby girl. well maybe not beautiful by the world's standards quite yet (still looks like a little alien to me), but i don't believe amber or i have ever seen anything more beautiful to us.
with great, and i mean great, anticipation we headed to the ob/gyn's office that morning. it was our 20 week visit and we knew what that meant - the ultrasound! but this was no ordinary ultrasound. it was OUR ultrasound! it was an ULTRA-ultrasound! anyways, we got to the office a few minutes early for our visit. we ended up sitting in the waiting room for over an hour, but we were quite fine with that - we were going to find out the sex of our baby today! they finally called our names and the first question they ask us once we're in the back is when our ultrasound is scheduled. with a little confusion we told her we thought it was today. well we find out that we're supposed to have scheduled the ultrasound in addition to our regular visit, but nobody had told us that. ever seen a balloon pop? that was amber and i at that moment. :(
well the nurse said she would try to work some magic and left us waiting for the doctor. the doctor came in and did the usual stuff - measured amber's belly (she is right where she's supposed to be), listened to the heartbeat (found it right away for once and it's a perfect 160 bpm), and answered our questions (the doctor thinks that on a scale of 1 to 10, i 'm about a 6.5 in sexiness). the nurse then popped her head in and said she hooked us up and we could head over for the ultrasound as soon as we were done with the doctor. ever seen one of those street performers get into one of those really small boxes?! that wasn't us at that moment, but how do they do that?! that's just crazy. anyways, we were pretty happy. :) the doctor (who we must say is our favorite doctor as of yet) wished us luck and sent us on our merry way.
we hurried across the parking lot to the other office and checked in there. we waited a little while longer before they called us in and led us back into the room for the real fun of the day. they put amber up on the table and dimmed the lights. it felt like a movie was about to begin. we were silent, almost in a reverent awe. the nurse turned on the machine, plopped a bunch of goo onto amber's stomach, and the show began.
we instantly saw the top of the baby's head. with a little playing around of the sensor thing on amber's belly (i couldn't help but think of an arcade joystick), we got a view of the baby's spine. then an arm and then the other arm. we then see the heart beating, checked out a few other organs, then got to see our baby's cute little legs. we got a great shot of our baby's tiny little foot. it was so cute. it really is amazing to know that this little thing is in amber right now. little bit creepy, but still really amazing. :) well we got a good face shot (which again i must say - amazing, but just a bit creepy :) ), then it was on to what we all really wanted to know - what gender was our baby?!
well i guess our baby takes after it's parents, because it was acting pretty shy. it must have known it was being spied on because at one point it even had it's little hand down blocking us from what we wanted to see. our modest little baby. :) well the nurse worked the sensor like a true pac-man champion and we finally got the shot we wanted - it's a girl!
everything looked really good and our baby appears to be really healthy. if you couldn't tell from all the exclamation points and smiley faces, we're pretty excited. yes, on july 28th, one more girl is scheduled to be joining us here on earth. nearly 7 billion, plus one. but this one will be unlike all the rest. this one will be very, very special. no offense to all the other beautiful babies out there, but this one will be ours. whoa. :)


  1. Amber- that rocks! You are going to be the best mommy to a little girl. It's so exciting!

  2. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. It was so fun to read this; it is oozing with enthusiasm!!!

  3. Scott, has anyone ever told you that you're a good writer? :) I'm sure you've been told lots of times.

  4. Yeah for girls! So excited for you guys! She has cute little feet already!

  5. Congrats! So glad to hear that they got the ultrasound that same day. I felt so bad for you two reading about your appointment. Glad it worked out and so exciting to get to plan for a little girl.