Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Skepticism Unfounded

The second most common question a pregnant lady is asked, "Do you know what you're having?" For the last three months, I have responded, "Not yet!" But, if you missed it in the sidebar, the big news is out.... we're having a BABY GIRL!!!

Another common question I've been asked is, "What do you think it will be?" This question has led to lots of conversations about perceptions during pregnancy. I'll be honest, I felt that this baby was a boy... along with just about everyone I came in contact with. Eva came with me to the ultrasound appointment today, and she showed visible disappointment and disbelief when the ultrasound tech checked and checked again, confirming that we "shouldn't get rid of all the clothes yet."

Honestly, though, in all the conversations about my perceptions of this baby, my gut feelings, my primary feeling has been skepticism. I felt skeptical. Such a strange word to use in regard to a little unborn baby. Truly, I suspected that something was not right with the baby or my body or that something was going to go wrong in the pregnancy. I guess I just feel like it's my turn, since I've had such ideal previous pregnancies and basically healthy babies. Then I started to feel skeptical towards the baby, suspecting that it was a boy. Having a baby boy would be great, but truthfully, I cannot picture myself being the mother to a boy. What a strange thought!

So, when the tech informed us of the gender, I felt relieved. And again, when the ultrasound was done and everything seemed normal, I felt more relieved. I guess I'm still working through these strange feelings of things not being quite right though, because I wouldn't be at all surprised to receive a call from the midwife group informing me that something was askew.

But lets just enjoy the happy news for now- we have THREE LITTLE GIRLS- what fun!

10 comments:

Nicole said...

People get addicted to baby girls! I never wanted any, and now, awaiting my much desired second baby boy... I'm sort of sad to be putting away the girly things. Funny, huh?

Nedra said...

What fun news! 3 little girls! Take heart, faithful mother - There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear...1 John 4:18

AKat said...

YAY! I was the third little girl in my family, so this makes me so happy!!! And Neil can have a little girl friend. I can't wait to see this beautiful child. Congrats to you and Eric!

Mary Ellen Gillmore said...

Another little girl...wonderful! I am so excited for you guys! The boys can't believe how big Eva has gotten and think that all your girls will look totally the same!:) They are adorable, Becca!

Erin said...

Congrats!!!! Against the grain, I thought she was a girl... and with all the "gut" instincts of everyone who thought ours was a girl, they were wrong.
Walk in faith that there is nothing wrong with this little girl and that she will be completely healthy. No fear, no complications. Trust that the Lord who gives life is faithful.
Love you!

Alicia O. & the gang said...

What great news!
I have to say though...my last 2 pregnancies I had feelings of "it's my turn"...we have not ever found out the gender, but just thinking it was going to be something else. I, too, have had idea pregnancies and great birth experiences...each challenging? yes, but very nominally in comparison! So...pray for contentment in your thoughts...He will provide. I think it is really normal...Congratulations on your pink crusade!

Jessica said...

Yeah Becca!! Now you can have your own little girl's singing group :)

Ehlan said...

How exciting! I just had a coworker who thought she was having a girl (bc the ultrasound tech said so) and surprise, just had a baby boy last week! :)

rob said...

I am excited for you Becca...you are a wonderful mother! How did the garage sale go?

Katie

Jill said...

congrats Becca-great news