Friday, February 4, 2011

Pink or Blue?

We had our family over tonight to find out if Hippo 3 is a little boy or girl!
Larry and I went to the ultrasound yesterday, and Baby was doing great- all healthy and whole. As we did with Lincoln, we had the ultrasound tech write the sex on a card and we opened it later- this time we went out to dinner, kidless!, and opened it together. It's a special moment!
We made all the family wait a day to find out and they came over for dessert. Well, the in-town family came over and we had the Hipps in Birmingham on speakerphone and videochat! And, as they say, the secret was in the cake...
It's a GIRL!!!
Shock and awe all around! I think we were all, including Larry & I, expecting a boy for some reason. But God has other plans! Bring on more dresses and bows!!

It was a relief in terms of the cake- strawberry cake is much more appealing than blue cake!
I used this strawberry cake recipe and it was yummy- very moist and strawberryious. (I know- I made that up)
I said we were ALL expecting a boy- I misspoke. Georgia has been unwavering in her belief that this baby is a girl. Since she has understood that there is a baby in mommy's tummy, she's declared it a girl- we shoulda listened! :)
The three girls... (Wow- that's weird to say!)
I think Lincoln is finally understanding what is happening to him- sandwiched between two sisters, and I'm not sure he's as excited about it! ;) Don't worry buddy- daddy's already planning your guy escapes!

I'm 20 weeks now- over half way there, and feeling good! I honestly focus on this pregnancy a lot less than I have the previous ones- big brother and sister keep me otherwise occupied! But physically I feel good- I'm hungry a lot and still get tired pretty easy, but that's life! My belly is starting to be noticeable because people are saying things like, "wow- look at that belly!" I remind myself it's a baby!!It's supposed to look like this! ;) I still find it amazing, incredible, awe-inspiring and humbling when I think of the miracle God is performing in me right now, shaping and forming this precious child. I thank Him for His goodness and mercy everyday!


Jen said...

What a fun way to share the news with your family. Now, the challenge is to find time to make some mommy-made dresses and bows. :) Congrats!

Anonymous said...

It was a great evening. I know there were a lot of us pulling for a boy for our own selfish reasons but we will love her endlessly. I will look forward to teaching my 3 babies all about boats, dogs, horses and enjoying gods wonders. Granddad

Shireen said...

Hey!!! Congrats, guys!! SO glad to know it's another girlie girl!!! :) Yay!!! Well, keep us posted on her name, please!!!

LOVE the way you shared...yeah, I guess you could've done a white cake and just added blue food coloring! :)

Cindy aka Momcy said...

what a cute way to let everyone know pink or blue. Poor baby boy in the middle. Maybe the girls will spoil him.

Katie said...

Congratulations on your news! The cake idea is SO cute!