Thursday, June 24, 2010

waiting.



Yesterday I visited the ultrasound technician for the gender and sizing appointment. It was confirmed that I am due between November 7-13. For some reason, I'm leaning more towards the 13th...

My husband waited in the van with the 4 youngest while I had the 3 oldest standing by my side chit chatting as to whether or not mommy was gonna have a boy or a girl. Fortunately for the baby, the score is tied 3 to 3-- that is, 3 kids want another girl and 3 want it to be a boy. There's one abstention from Ruby since she's not even one. But I'd be willing to bet that she'd be pretty happy with a little sister to play with. You might be surprised to learn that not all the boys want a boy and similarly with the girls.

In the past, when we went to other ultrasounds, we'd take the whole family into the room with us, but not this time. We left not knowing. Not because he couldn't determine the baby's gender, but because I declined to know.

Why not have a surprise for baby # 8?

18 comments:

The Mommy said...

HI there!! Following you from NFF!
WOW @ your strength:) It must be such a different experience raising and also growing up in a household like yours:)

Cathy Hutton said...

Hi! Just popping in to visit from New Friend Fridays on the 'The Girl Creative'.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You're very brave going back so soon...and for number eight!

We have a nearly 2 year old and are due with our new addition to our family at about the same time as you! You must be a great mum to be able to look after 8 children!

The Mama said...

Surprises, surprises!! I just love surprises . . . when it comes to finding out the gender of a baby! Of my babes, we only found out with number seven (the final blessing). That bundle is our second daughter who followed five sons then one daughter. What fun it will be to "wait" with you!

Alison said...

I am happy you don't know what the gender is. What a wonderful surprise for all the children whe the baby comes.
Yay for no binky for Lincoln.
Your baby is due a couple of weeks before my daughters no.2 (1st Dec)and then 22nd december my sons fiance is having a baby too
Alison

Marilyn said...

Well....It will be one or the other... As my Mom used to say "They don't make a third kind"!!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Love,
Marilyn

The Wohlleb Family said...

Congrats on such a beautiful friday-you sure are a real "super-mom"! All 3 times I thought that I want tthe gender to be a surprise, but we always found out. I think that it will be so neat for your kids to keep guessing if they will be getting a brother or sister!
-a new friday friend, Sarah

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

HI MAMA! CONGRATS! I AM DUE IN DEC. WITH OUR 4TH! I LOVE TO SEE BIG FAMILIES! I AM FOLLOWING YOU FROM FRIENDLY FRIDAY FOLLOW, I INVITE YOU TO FOLLOW BACK & CHECK OUT ALL MY PREGNANCY & BABY GIVEAWAYS! :)
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
NICOLE
http://mamato3blessings.blogspot.com/

Auntie E said...

Number 8, Praise God your are able to have that many. I know you be be blessed with either one. Oh I betting a girl and on the 10 of November. I be checking in with you.
Here from Social Parade. Number 167-Living healthy.

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Kathleen said...

Oh my goodness. I thought my hands were full with four under 10. You have my total admiration. I don't know how you do it, but I know it is a wonderful thing to have a big family so you are truly blessed. Stopping by from NFF and am now following your amazing blog.

Kathleen
http://www.lifewith4boys.com

Marla said...

I agree!We never find out!I am due Dec 25.Your about a month ahead of me!So exciting!

Shanna said...

Gorgeous Family! I am your newest follower! I look forward to reading more of your blog!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Shanna
http://mommyofoneandcounting.blogspot.com/

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I think a surprise is wonderful! What a beautiful family!
Everybody wants a boy here next, even the girls do LOL
Congrats on your pregnancy!
Happy Social parade! Following you now, come say hi and do the same!
Frenchy

Sarah said...

I'm a new follower from Social Parade.
I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!

This Mom said...

Wow - I am your newest follower thanks to Blog Hop Friday, and I admire you! Two is enough for me...I just don't think I have the strength!
As a pastor's wife, you might be interested in the post I did this week about religion.
Have a great weekend!
Kate @ This Mom Loves

carrie said...

Congrats on blessing #8 and on having the willpower not to find out! I usually falter at this! So glad the pregnancy is going smoothly and can't wait to find out baby's gender!

Lori said...

good for you! I think the surprise for the family will be so memorable! Love to you, Lori

thechattymommy said...

Don't do it to me.

Tell me what you are having?

How about a belly pic head on and then profile and tell me the babies heart rate and we can all guess?

What do you think?
And I am still waiting for the cliffhanger from your conference!

The kids look wonderful!!!!