Blog Post created by brittann3 on May 5, 2017

Hey all! Thanks so much to everyone who sent me a message or shout out on the Freedom Train for making it to 200 days! I honestly had no idea. I get on here from time to time but usually at work and I just don't have much time to really spend looking around at much. I usually check my notifications and respond to any messages I may have...


So, this is a special week not only because I made it 200 days smoke free but also because I had my 20 week scan this week and got to see my baby!! Just as Dave and I pulled up to the hospital we were talking about finding out the gender and what we wanted. We both pretty much agreed that, although it would be cool to have the first girl (grandchild), we didn't necessarily expect it to be a girl since he's the youngest of 3 boys and has all boys on his side. We both agreed that we simply wanted a healthy baby and didn't really have a preference either way on the gender. The tech asked us the same question when we got into the room and we basically told her the same, "A girl would be cool because she would be the first and that would be special but the thought of raising a girl... freaked us out a bit I think. I mean girls are sassy with lots of attitude and I just didn't know how I felt about that. Anyways, the ultrasound gets started and she's moving the wand around trying to get a good look and this baby is wiggling and flipping and rolling and moving so much (thanks to that cup of coffee I had before my appointment) that we couldn't see very much at first. Dave was standing up in front of the monitor so he could record the action and the tech and I were talking when she asks, "Are you going to scream when I tell you it's a girl?" I was stunned. I looked over her laughing and said, "uh I don't know. Why? Is it?" And she shouted, "It's a girl!" I mean I was floored! Dave and I both. He's heard on the video saying, "Really? Wow." And I'm laughing and explaining how we didn't expect it and I realize in that moment that I wanted a girl all along but never got my hopes up. Tears were rolling down my cheeks. It was a very happy moment.

The rest of the scan went very well too! Everything is developing as expected and right on schedule!

Both of our families are over the moon at the thought of a little girl. My dad and sister cried and Dave's mom is ready to buy little girl clothes.


Now, we have to find a name that fits this little one. And I have my baby shower to look forward to as well as the 4D ultrasound.  I know these last few months will go by fast but I already can't wait to get my hands on her. To see her with her daddy. And him with her. To have her home and all of us together. Truly I've never been so happy.