Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Woman in her Thirties Loves her New Pronoun

You know how people always talk about woman's intuition and motherly instincts? Shouldn't a woman in her thirties have perfected that by now?

I guess not, because last week if you would have asked me what I was having I would have said BOY. Without a doubt. This woman in her thirties is baking a boy. Keep in mind I had no science behind that, other than a heartbeat count and a few dreams. I always knew feelings were overrated.

Anyway, you can imagine my surprise when on Tuesday I lay down from my 20 week ultrasound and the doctor said the words 'unmistakable', 'textbook', and 'labia' (sorry) when referring to Chewy.

That's right. This is the perfect little spine:

And this is the perfect little foot:

And this is the perfect little profile:

of my perfect little baby girl.

I spent about three seconds in shock until I looked over at L's face as he scrutinized the image of our twisting and turning little Chewy. It was more than the face of a man in love with his baby-- it was the face of a man completely enamored with his daughter. Oh, how I know that face.

So there it is-- a woman in her thirties loves having a pronoun to attach to her baby. Her little girl, who will someday be a woman in her thirties of her own. What a miracle.


  1. I have tears in my eyes. I cannot even express how happy I am for you and L. (I have to laugh though, because I can totally picture L's face as he "scrutinized" the ultra sound.) Counting down the days until I get to say hello to little Chewy!

  2. Congrats!!!!! Little girls are SO much fun! So happy for you!

  3. Ooooo! (That was the dorky sound my friend Vincent makes whenever a girl talks to him.) You are so unbelievably lucky to be having a little girl, I know this, and little girls are just the sweetest little creatures. Of course, I'd write this if Chewy had boy parts, but this is wonderful and awesome. I kind of want to kiss the picture of the foot, is that weird? It just reminds me of my babies' feet and I might be crying a little now.

  4. What Tegan said...could you please pass the Kleenex, Tegan?

    Does this mean we need to start calling her Chewette?

  5. So you really thought you were having a boy. Life is full of nice surprises. I think you should rethink the name of Chewy. :) Princess Leia has a much better ring to it. :)

    Best wishes to your new little Princess. Can't wait to meet her.

    Jeanne & The Brown Cousins

  6. Congratulations!

    She looks beautiful!! She's strong that's why you thought you were having a boy :)

  7. Yay! That's so wonderful. As a woman in the middle of trying to get pregnant, I just love reading your blog!

  8. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and L! I can't wait to meet your little princess!

  9. This was so beautiful. But I agree... rethink Chewy. I just keep thinking of Star Wars. And nick names stick, sometimes even when we don't want them to!!!!!!!

  10. Congrats. Having a daughter is magical.

  11. Adorable! Congrats and congrats again!

    re Chewy's new nickname: I vote for Chicklet.