Monday, August 17, 2009

Day 33 - { ultrasound results }

DC and the boys came with me to my doctor's appointment today so they could see the ultrasound. We were all so excited that when the receptionist called my name to give me back my card the whole family jumped up. :)


Finally it really was time, and we all crowded into the small room that holds such bittersweet memories for me. The technician began without delay, and we watched the screen a bit breathlessly.


As she confirmed the four chambers of the heart and showed us the beautifully healthy spine, Hummer and Fluffy both declared that they really hoped it was a girl. I felt sure it was another boy, and was already envisioning my five handsome sons.




After the ultrasound, Exacto went with me to the exam room, and while we were waiting, he took this picture. . . .


Then we went joyfully home. We had to make a quick dinner before heading to school for the boys' Open Houses they couldn't find their shoes today because they left them in Albuquerque on the way home this morning was dentist appointments blah blah blah blah.
















Oh, you want to know the gender of our new baby? :)




















ultrasound results

it's a girl!!!!?


Talk about rocking our world! I am in total shock (see picture from beginning of post. :)


You know she's either going to be a total princess with four big brothers to protect her, or a complete tomboy!



We bought these dresses tonight in the euphoric aftermath. . . .

( Did I type that right? WE bought DRESSES?!!!? )


. . . .and had peach shortcake to celebrate.



The absolute best part of the ultrasound was seeing that everything is well with this baby. All the necessary parts are there and appear to be developing properly. Oh, how grateful we are! Thank You, Heavenly Father!


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I'm going to have a. . . .DAUGHTER?!


Becky Rose said...[Reply to comment]


llamitanan said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations! We were THRILLED to receive your phone call with such exciting news. How grateful we are to have another Baker baby! And a girl! She has awesome big brothers to protect her and teach her. What a wonderful mom and dad too! Cute, clever post! We pray for all of you often!

Mary D said...[Reply to comment]

I am sitting at work crying, this is such wonderful news! What a blessed girl this will be with such wonderful big brothers to protect her and dare I say it, torture her at times (I have a big brother and I also watched my own children) but it will be wonderful. Congrats!!!!

Tricia said...[Reply to comment]

How exciting!!! This little girl will bring such a huge new dimension into your family. You will see how tender hearted each of your boys can be when she is around. Heavenly Father truly does know what is best for each of us. Thanks for sharing!:).

Tricia said...[Reply to comment]

How exciting!!! This little girl will bring such a huge new dimension into your family. You will see how tender hearted each of your boys can be when she is around. Heavenly Father truly does know what is best for each of us. Thanks for sharing!:).

Sharon Beck said...[Reply to comment]

What exciting news, Michelle and Chris! I'd say it's about time you had a little baby girl. She will bring a softness to your home. Girls are different. I know our family has been with having a daughter along with our five sons.

Stephanie Johnson said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats on such exciting news. I love the bow on the ultrasound picture! You're gonna love having a girl. :)

Malauna said...[Reply to comment]

What fun news! Have fun buying dresses!

Annalisa said...[Reply to comment]

hip hip hurray! girls are great too. you'll get to paint her toenails and have tons of fun! smiles!!!

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, how exciting, Mischnell!! How wonderful to welcome a sweet baby Baker girl! We can't wait to pamper her.

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

Hooray!!!!! You are going to love having a girl. Yes, they are different from boys (Very moody and emotional) but I just love my girls. Of course, I can't explain the love I feel for my boys.

When we were expecting Austin and Colby, I wondered how it would be to have a boy. Now that we have Colby with us, it's so natural. We are more blessed to have him with us.

You are going to love buying girl outfits, too. I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!

Vauna said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations. I was going through Bethany's clothes and sorting out the special ones and wondering what to do with them...well, I have a box with your name on it if you want it.
I am so happy for you! And excited to have a new niece!

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...[Reply to comment]

Yea... a little girl! We'll have to learn together how to do the girl thing, but it looks like you got a great start last night with those adorable little dresses. She will have the four best big brothers ever. Congratulations!

~*~Annie~*~ said...[Reply to comment]

AAAHHHH!!!!! I'm so happy I'm going to have another little niece!!!!!

snbjork said...[Reply to comment]

Yahoo!!!! Yipeee!!!!! Hooray!!!!! I'm so excited for you all! You will have so so so much fun having a girl. Boys are awesome, of course. But, girls are from a different planet and therefore very different. And their little clothes are just so cute and fun. I can't wait to meet her!

mrs. tapa said...[Reply to comment]

I'm still in disbelief! How wonderful to have another beautiful niece to love. And to dress in darling dresses and to spoil, spoil, spoil! :)

mrs. tapa said...[Reply to comment]

Just noticed your 19-week photos were taken with you in pretty wedding-pink! So appripo ;)

Maria said...[Reply to comment]

I was just thinking about you today and wondering WHEN you would find out what you are having and thinking how cool it would be for you to have a girl! Seriously! I was even going to e-mail and ask you. Yay Yay Yay! Congratulations!!!

Devin and Melinda said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations! My guess is that she will be a princess, but still be able to handle her brothers. I am so excited for you guys!

Kara said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats...I was kinda thinkin' it might be a girl (everyone I know is having a girl right now)! The boys will be great big brothers to their sweet little sister!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I read the sweet story of your little Benjamin and was so touched. Your attitude is just amazing!

We also have 4 boys, and we are trying to adopt a little girl. So excited for you that you finally got to buy dresses!

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

What a blessing. SHe will be an adorable, loved princess.

Amy Kay said...[Reply to comment]

OH michelle and family, that is the most awesome news!!! Congratulations, I am so excited for you. I have hopes that there is still a baby girl in my future. :) We'll see someday...hopefully. I am glad to see you are progressing well. Sending much love,
Amy :)

Cindy said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle!!! That is so exciting!! I'm thinking she'll probably wind up being a tomboy/ she'll want to climb trees dressed in something pink and frilly :-)
How fun! Congratulations!
I love you!

Cindy said...[Reply to comment]

Oh yeah, so what are you going to call your blog once the girl baby comes? :-)

Amy said...[Reply to comment]

*Squee* That is so exciting! I loved this post. The way you strung us along-complete genius. Yay for dresses! So cute! It was great to see you the other day. Yay, for girls!

Real said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations! Girls are Great!

OR Duck Fans said...[Reply to comment]

That is so exciting. Congrats! You will have fun buying baby girl clothes. Lashelle