Friday, March 4, 2011

baby is a lil' lady!

some mom-to-be's have dreams about the gender of their baby, some have gut feelings...  i wasn't so lucky in this department.  so, finding out that our newest addition is a girl, came as a surprise!

everyone was telling me that i was going to have a girl based on the chinese calendar, a "psychic" patient at the hospital that a family member spoke to (btw, she also predicted dom's gender back in 2006), my cravings, my mood, & even my appearance.  although this pregnancy is obviously different from my previous one, i almost thought that we might have a boy because a friend of mine had two girls, but both pregnancies were so different.  honestly, i just wanted the baby to be as healthy as possible, so i didn't have a preference whether baby was going to be a boy / a girl... 

lil' lady (gestation period - 31 weeks

just like we did with lil' man, we had a 3D/4D ultrasound done.  my hubby and i are such type A personalities that a surprise at the time of birth was just not in our plans.  we also wanted to get a glimpse of our baby's face before he / she was born.  finding out about the gender helped us prepare for baby's arrival, name him / her, and enjoy calling them by their name when we talk to the "belly".  now, it's time for mister and i to brainstorm girl names (which is happening as you are reading this)!

our time at the ultrasound clinic was extra special, because dom was there with us.  he anticipated seeing lil' lady's face as much as we were.  he was so happy, and excited to see her for the first time (though, he still insists that she is a BOY)! 

"pink on cream" by millylillyrose (source)
"the pink shoes" by rmrr21 (source)
"future" by domi the geeeee (source)
we feel very blessed to already have a boy, and having a girl is just the cherry on top!

hope you have a very lovely weekend!
xo, carla


jozen said...

congrats de leon clan!!! so happy for your princess-to-be. dom is going to be a great big brother and protector of his baby sister.

Malou said...

Congratulations!!! Oh, I'm so happy for you. Enjoy the rest of the pregnancy.

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

Oh my gosh, congratulations!!!! A girl!!! How exciting that you will have a little boy and a little girl. :) I'm so happy for you!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

congrats, friend!!! sooooo excited for you guys - with a boy and a girl, you get the best of both worlds ;)

love the pics of the little girls - so adorbs!

prettylittlethieves said...

congratulations! that is so exciting!

cb said...

yay now you will have one of each! congratulations!!!


Elisa said...

Wow, that is great news! I'm so excited for the arrival of baby GIRL!!!!!!

The Words Crafter said...

Awww, congratulations!!!! Your son is going to be an awesome big brother :)

Elisse said...

Congrats on this wonderful news! So happy you'll be having a daughter to join your clan!

Jzabela said...

congratulations carla! having a girl is such a joy and watching your son doting over her is even more precious! =)

stephanie said...

congratulations! girls are the best!!!