Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Frosty?? Or Frostina??

Today we had our 20 week anomaly scan. To say I was nervous about it is probably the understatement of the year. When I get nervous I get a bit distracted and ditzy. I was so nervous that I started doing stupid things around the house. Like trying to go to sleep with my contact lenses in and putting my yoga pants on backwards. I didn't notice about the yoga pants until hours later when I sat down to pee and noticed the tag was in the front,,, duh!

I just don't look at scans the same way I did last pregnancy. In my naive, happy go lucky mind the biggest worry was if I would get a cute scan photo to share with my family. It never occurred to me that anything could or would go wrong. I was really that sure that I was "all clear" and was taking my son home with me. Oh how things have changed this time around.

So I was hugely relieved to learn that all is well with our little Frosty. My doctor (who does all his own scans) took a long time checking everything out. Everything looks great and baby is measuring well in all categories. I was so relieved to hear that heartbeat that I started crying. Why does this all have to be so scary this time??

Anyway, he asked us if we wanted to know the sex and of course our answer was YES! We have been dying to know if we've got a little Frosty or a little Frostina in there. And of course I have to share this great news with all of you as well. So here goes.

That's me at 20 weeks with a rather large bump if I do say so myself. I sent this photo to my family back home. The only difference being that I included my head in the one I sent to them. : )
That's right people, we're having a girl. The Hubby and I both started crying when we heard the news. I'm absolutely thrilled!! Not that I really cared one way or the other, I just want her to be born alive and healthy. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited at the prospect of shopping for all those adorable little girl clothes.

So from now on, I will be calling her Frostina instead of Frosty! My mother is petrified that we will get attached to this little nickname and actually name her Frostina. I may be a bit crazy from time to time, but I'm not that crazy. Although she will probably always be Frostina here on this blog.

Wow, I'm having a girl. Wow!

35 comments:

  1. Congratluations!!! Amazing news!! I can't wait to see pictures of all the tutus and pink stuff you splurge on!! I'm so sorry that this pregnancy has to be so scary for you but I love when moments like this come along and lift your spirits!

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  2. Congratulations! This is really great news. By the way daughters are lovely, I have one too :-)!

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  3. Oh my goodness! Congratulations, Mama!!

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  4. Many congratulations are in order to you and your husband! What a wonderful sight to see and hear. Think, pink.

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  5. Great news!!! You will have soooo much fun with the frilly pink stuff!!!

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  6. Congratulations. So happy for you! (I also cried tears of joy at my 20 week ultrasound, before my not-so-happy meltdown with the rude doctor). It IS so scary this time around, but I am thrilled that you got good news.

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  7. Yay! Congrats on your little girl! I'm glad that everything went well today.

    I've been scared at every single ultrasound I've had this pregnancy, so I totally understand how you feel about them right now. I don't look at them the same way either. We had a third trimester one yesterday and even though Little Guy was moving around, I was STILL scared we'd go and find out something was wrong.

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  8. Lovely news. A girl and a healthy one at that! Keep growing Frostina.
    xo

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  9. A sigh of relief that all is well, and that this journey will be slightly different from the last. Personally I can't see what's wrong with 'Frostina"...

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  10. Wow.. you're the 3rd 20w-scan-baby-girl announcement that I've read this morning (you, Chon and Baby Hopes) !! Fantastic news :)) xoxo

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  11. Hurrah :) we called our rainbow marmite while he was a bump. I've only accidentally called Ben that once since he arrived though :)

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  12. I'm so happy for you, your husband, and Frostina. Yay for a thoughtful, thorough doctor.

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  13. Congrats! A girl! That's fantastic. And you look great.
    I'm so glad that all is well and that you got some reassurance from your doctor.

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  14. You have an adorable belly! :)

    Congrats on he baby-girl to be. I felt the exact same way when I found out our littl done is a girl. :)

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  15. Yeah a little girl! and glad to hear the appt went well.

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  16. Congratulations on Frostina! Grow baby grow!!!!!

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  17. Congrats! So excited you're having a girl (and would have been equally excited to hear you were having a boy)!!! :)

    And I hear ya about being nervous about ultrasounds/dr. appts. I remember with my first pregnancy with Acacia we had an ultrasaound at 20 weeks. I was going to just find out the gender and see my baby. I never knew you could learn anything was wrong with your baby (that's when we first had trisomy 18 mentioned to us). Pregnancy after a loss just isn't the same as pregnancy before a loss.

    Frostina's bump is beautiful!

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  18. Congratulations!! I'm about the same size as you now!

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  19. Congratulations. Your 20 week bump is beautiful

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  20. Congratulations on your baby girl!!

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  21. yay! Team Pink! It is so much fun dressing girls.

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  22. Congratulations! Couldn't be happier for you that she is healthy and doing well.

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  23. Yay! So glad the little girl looks healthy.

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  24. Congrats... ,girls rock...god help us when they are teens but am loving my daughters so far!

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  25. YIPPEEE!!! I'm so glad she's healthy, hon. x

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  26. How exciting. I feel your glee. As a mother of boys I also breathe a sigh of relief for you...

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  27. Good for you - girls are definitely best (but then of course I'm biased ;) ). Hoping all stays well x

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  28. I am sitting here smiling reading this post...I am just so thrilled that you are having a daughter...how special.

    You deserve every happiness....I'll be keeping you in my thoughts with love.

    Diana x

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  29. your beautiful rounded belly, such a delight to see. congratulations. xx breathe it all in.

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  30. Woohoo! How exciting to be able to start dreaming in pinks & purples! You're doing so well and you're more than half-way through. Love the belly too - looking good!

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