Monday, January 23, 2012

Baby Chapman Is....

All right, folks! I didn't make you wait until Monday because I'm mean. I made you wait because I booked another ultrasound for today to confirm the results:) Seriously, that UC Baby 3D ultrasound is the coolest thing. Quite a fan. So, without further ado....
**AND TO ADD, THE BALLOONS WERE HOW WE FOUND OUT WHAT WE WERE HAVING**



PINK BALLOONS!!!

{Thank you to my sister for getting the balloons and taking the photos....it was not ideal in the pouring rain and freezing cold and only minimal balloons fitting in the basket but it sort of worked:)}

I don't look that surprised in the photos because I was in shock and also I didn't believe it (hence the ultrasound booked for today). The boys are super excited to have a sister and Gary thinks it's great (Gary thinks a good meal is great too though, so I asked for more descriptive words from him but that's all I got). Although, Gary did say that I shouldn't expect him to learn how to braid and put in bows. I reminded him that if I had to learn how to do a level 3 Transformer, he can braid:)

How do I feel? I'm sort of in shock. When we found out Kai was a boy I felt the same way. I knew nothing about raising a boy as I grew up in a house full of girls. This time around, all I know is how to raise a boy! I'm really excited and very emotional. I feel that a third boy would've been awesome and sort of `easy'. However, I'm extremely grateful that I get to have a mother/daughter relationship and somehow it makes me feel more connected to my mom. Which makes me more emotional.

And dudes, seriously, the pink!!! My sister Jantina is having a boy so we swapped a bunch of our clothes for 0-12 months! I did three loads of pink sleepers/dresses/tights etc today and you know what? The lint catcher had pink lint in it! I always just thought lint was grey/blue because that's what it's always been here.


Oh, I should mention about the ultrasound today...I should've invited so many more people, it was a huge room with couches and flat screen tv's and we got to see everything in just 10 minutes. My beautiful daughter was yawning and swallowing and waving. The tech was showing all the parts, `Here's the heart, here's the bladder...' etc and Kai pipes up, `Yes, but where's the vagina?' (we were there to confirm that, he knew our purpose!). It was funny.

So there you have it folks! I am 22 weeks pregnant with my daughter. Kai and Koen will have a little sister. Gary will have a baby girl. Crazy. Awesome. By the way, do you know how much I love to braid hair?!

30 comments:

  1. So excited for you! Pink is super fun:) Definitely worth the wait. Praying for a continued blessed pregnancy with your daughter:)

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  2. A girl! I am so pleased for you! Congratulations!

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  3. So, so, so exciting
    (we of course would have been thrilled with either) but just so exciting to know
    Can't wait to meet my new niece and find out her name!
    We were in a clothing store today and my girls were pulling out every frou-frou baby dress and matching hat they could find!

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  4. oh yeah and I loved the pics too - that look of shock on your face is perfect!!

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  5. That is so exciting!!! I got all teary looking at the photos. Congratulations on a baby girl!! The photo shoot was such an amazing idea by the way.

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  6. yay! congrats! i totally came on here at 4 on the dot and refreshed until the new post came up! so excited for you!

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  7. loved the post!! so exciting :) a daughter!

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  8. YAYYYYY!!!!!!!! I am SO excited for you! I was hoping it was a girl but didn't want to make you feel bad if it wasn't so I predicted boy :)
    PS I totally thought the balloons were white and you were going to say: Just kidding, you have to wait until the baby's born to find out!

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  9. Oh my goodness...I've been waiting all day!! How very exciting for you. There is something special about knowing that much more about the little person inside you! I know she will be beautiful! So excited to do the photos in March - we'll have to pull in a few pink punches :)

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  10. wow. wow. wow. so awesome! you're going to HAVE A DAUGHTER!! So great! eek!! And yes - pink lint is such a delight eh? Be careful washing bright/dark pink with light pink...believe it or not...they run reallll bad! :)

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  11. You are a good braider...lotsa practice on your younger sisters :). Very excited. I'm curious and excited to meet and grow to know a Chapman girl!! :)

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  12. Congrats!! How exciting for you all. I also thought the balloons were white and you were going to say that they could not tell for sure!

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  13. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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  14. SO, SO very excited for you as I can imagine how much it will mean to have a daughter. Congratulations!

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  15. eeeek!!! a little baby girl with those dimples...o man! perfect!!

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  16. That's awesome. Love the photos. Most of all love the story re: lint...
    Man, with big brothers like K+K, this poor little girl will never be able to date.

    So ... Kenzie (isn't that taken?), Kiera, Kiva (personal favorite!), Kit... the naming begins.

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  17. kristin heinen7:08 PM

    very excited for you! i have a lot of good memories of sitting with my dad and him braiding my hair... my dad kind of had to learn with five girls :) definitely teach gary!

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  18. Hoooooooorrray!

    That is so exciting!

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  19. Yaaaay!!! I am sooo excited for you all! How wonderful!

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  20. Ahh!! So so excited for you guys!!! I love little girls!!! The clothes, the hair, the pinks and purples, I'm so happy for you guys!

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  21. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

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  22. SUPER exciting!!!! this is awesome :) welcome to pink!!!

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  23. Yay!! Im so excited for you guys! You're a great mom and Im sure that wont change with a daughter :)

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  24. A girl! Wowweeee!!! I'm so excited for you guys. Congratulations.

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  25. Yay! I was hoping for girl - I have to go back on read this - was this YOUR first time finding out?? I thought the reveal was just for us. Craziness!

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  26. Tessa - you are right. Kenzie is taken :) This was how Louise found out was the balloons - I knew before her, which was weird! But, I do keep a good secret!

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  27. Woohoo! That is so exciting!

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  28. Yipee!!! I was hoping you'd have a girl!!

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  29. three cheers for baby girls!!!

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  30. YAHOO!! Congratulations. So excited for you and all the boys.

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