We are THRILLED to share that we are expecting a sweet baby GIRL! :o) I am so excited that my mind can continue to think pink!
After the appointment, I stopped by Target and got a few things so I could share the news with my co-workers. They've been eagerly awaiting the gender of Mountainview Baby #5 for the year! :o) So far it was 3 boys and 1 girl. Now the girls are catching up. :o)
Today I also shared with my little first graders that I'm expecting. I cannot believe none of them have asked yet! To share the news, I put one of the sonogram pictures on the "big screen" and asked if anyone knew what it was. A few hands shot up and answered "a baby" in great excitement. :o) Then I asked them if they knew whose baby it is...most of them answered "Mrs. Castillo" (our Spanish teacher who is due in June). I said, "no......." and one of my girls yelled, "YOUR BABY!!!" and the whole class erupted in their guesses of what I'm going to have. lol. I passed out some Easter eggs with the reveal and did a quick survey to see what they thought I'm having. Most of them guessed boy (especially the boys), but a few guessed girl. They all opened their Easter egg at the same time and saw a pink "baby girl" butter mint. There were lots of "awwww" and a few "man, I was wrong". lol. Then as I dismissed them, they were all buzzing with excitement, telling their friends and parents. So cute! :o) I'm glad the cat is finally out of the bag with them. I waited as long as I could b/c I anticipate a lot of "is the baby here yet" from them. :o)
We don't have a name for Baby Girl yet...there are a few we're mulling over. But as soon as we know, I'll share that (with all three of you). :o)
Sharing the news with my co-workers...
Hallie didn't go with us to the sonogram, so I showed her the pictures as soon as I picked her up from school. She was SO excited to see the pictures and quickly picked out Baby Girl's arms, nose, lips and legs. So sweet! :o)
Cute conversation with Hallie yesterday...
Hal: Mommy...can I do chores with the baby?
Me: Um, what do you mean?
Hal: Like, can I feed her and tell her when she has a stinky diaper?
Me: I bet you can!
Hal: Yay, yay, yay!
LOL--I wonder how long that will last. :o)