Thursday, October 7, 2010

From the second I came out of my mama's tummy, I was a handful. I came out just a screaming and who knows when I stopped. Maybe when I turned 21. My dad says I was the fussiest baby of all. My mom terms it in a slightly more political way but basically is saying the same thing...I was a pill from the time I made my debut. This knowledge has done nothing but haunt me. I've heard pay back often comes when raising your own children.

So, this pregnancy has been absolutely amazing. Slight discomfort the first couple months, but operative word is slight. In fact, when I was going to the doctor for the first time at 14 weeks, I was preparing myself for any type of news. I just wasn't as confident that this was a normal pregnancy. But contrary to my worries, everything was great. Baby looked healthy, had a strong heartbeat. And the following weeks continued in the same pattern. Just a grade A pregnancy. Everyone wanted to talk about gender. Another boy? Can you possibly have 4 boys? But at the same time, can you possibly have a girl after having 3 boys? I know...very deep thoughts. I started to get a little nervous- with how well the pregnancy was going I couldn't help but wondering, "Is this a baby girl, and therefore, the calm before the storm?" Was a baby girl going to give me 9 months of rest before she hit me with 20 years of hell? This thought came in and out of my mind many times.

At 17 weeks, I went to a new doctor and the cards were stacked in my favor- I was getting an unexpected ultrasound.  I laid on the bed, a little bit giddy, a little bit nervous, and mostly excited even though I reassured myself they probably weren't going to be able to tell the sex! But that wasn't the case. Doctor was quickly able to identify. "It looks like you have a daughter." My immediate reaction caught me off guard as I got a little emotional. Did I want a baby girl more than I was willing to admit? Or did I just never think it possible? I don't know, but right away I felt like, "Of course it's a girl. 3 boys and a girl. That's our family." It wasn't a reaction of surprise. Immediately, it just fit. That being said, I quickly questioned the doctor, "Whoa whoa whoa, now are you just saying that because you don't see a penis or is it for surely a girl?" Bless his heart, it was our first meeting and he didn't know that this baby was preceded by 3 older brothers and mistaken information could be traumatizing to some. But he did more extensive investigating, pointed our certain parts to me, and reassured the both of us that it was a baby girl. And, with that, evaporated the thought of this little thing torturing me for the next 20 years. Maybe I'm wrong, but at least now I'm not scared!

So now all we have to do is wait. The boys are excited for a little sister. I feel like Deeter even knows something is in the works as he often times demands on lifting up my shirt and touching or laying on my belly. And I'm trying to take in more of the attitude of just being grateful and not questioning why good things happen to me (ie. an easy pregnancy!) And I can rest easy knowing my mom never wished any kind of revenge on me for being a hard kid!

13 comments:

  1. great post, gay! i'm so excited for you guys to get a baby girl! they are dramatic, but very fun! congratulations! miss you!

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  2. Now my question is this, what happens when one parent gave his/her parents hell and one parent was the perfect angel to his/her parents...what is deserved then? (I'll let you decide who was who) It makes me a little nervous for my kids ;-)

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  3. I can't wait to see a little girl fit right into the Hansen clan. It's going to be great!

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  4. I'm glad you got a girl and I hope she doesn't torture you too much. Woot! for 3 boys and a girl.

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  6. Yeah for a girl! Miracles do happen! Now you can raise her to be a great mission trainer..just like you were!! We are expecting #2..just too soon to tell what it is yet!

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  7. I just love reading your blog... Everything you write is so touching. Congrats on a little girl.

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  8. Such a great post! I am excited for you and can't wait to see her little face. Love, Em

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  9. Ashley ChristensenOctober 10, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    I had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading this post. We're excited for you guys. Miss you!

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  10. that is so exciting. seriously so happy that is has been an easy pregnancy. good luck with the rest of it!

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  11. YES! Congratulations Gay! Of Course all I know is having girls but mine are WONDERFUL. You'll LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! She'll be just as gorgeous as you and so fun! I am so happy for you! :)

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