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It's a girl! (at least 95% sure)

  1. Mar 3, 2009 #1
    So, we decided to "not worry" about things... since we were thinking other people's little tots were cute. Plus with the university layoffs starting here, I wasn't sure about my job security as an untenured lecturer (note: my husband's job IS secure). Why not "see what happened"?

    The day before I took the pregnancy test, I asked my husband... "what do you want more than anything in the world?" His reply... "a little girl." I didn't tell him I was suspicious about things yet. I told him two days later, after the test was positive and I had mulled it over myself a bit.

    Our "recession baby" is due August 1, and today we found out that it is probably a girl (via 18-week ultrasound). That's what REALLY got us into this mess... we have my husband's two sons from his first marriage with us, and we were thinking balancing out the family would be good.

    I'll have another ultrasound in four more weeks... to confirm this present "95% certainty" AND to get some measurements of parts they saw but couldn't "measure" (they are big into measuring everything including the heart's chamber sizes, etc). While they saw all the parts, it was moving too much for the full set of measurements (it is "active" and healthy for sure... perhaps even more important than being a girl... but "girl" sure is happy news!)

    Note: This is also some vengence on me for my time in my mom's womb... I was a Leo girl... and I kicked and moved so much she called me "Thumper" after the rabbit in Disney's "Bambi." I can't tell it's moving yet myself (with a first pregnancy it's not uncommon to not be sensitive to it at this time)... but both ultrasounds so far show it moving a LOT. The first ultrasound looked like a rabid pawing chipmunk (pawing with arms AND legs).

    So...
    Huzzah! Yippie! A girl!
     
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  3. Mar 3, 2009 #2

    Math Is Hard

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    Wow! That's so cool. You are going to have so many interesting stories to tell her about the year of her birth. Congrats!
     
  4. Mar 3, 2009 #3

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    What WONDERFUL NEWS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    But, :biggrin: you know what would be better than a girl????

    TWO of them!!!!!!! :rofl:
     
  5. Mar 3, 2009 #4

    Vanadium 50

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    But maybe not eight of them! :devil:

    Congratulations!
     
  6. Mar 3, 2009 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Great news! Congratulations.

    Eight is enough.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2009 #6
    Congratulations, thats very exciting news. I am very happy for you.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2009 #7

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    Congratulations :smile:

    I hope you don't plan to name her Recession?
     
  9. Mar 3, 2009 #8
    Congratulations. Jimmy is a nice name.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2009 #9

    Astronuc

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    Congratulations and best wishes on the daughter to be!!!
     
  11. Mar 3, 2009 #10

    JasonRox

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    Congratulations!

    Before my sister got a girl (my niece), I wanted a boy. But then my niece is so adorable and bright that a girl or boy would do!. I would trade for my niece... :P
     
  12. Mar 3, 2009 #11

    Kurdt

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    Congratulations! :smile:

    I hope nobody around here has to perform nappy changing duties. :uhh:
     
  13. Mar 3, 2009 #12

    mgb_phys

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    Congratulations!
    So is it physics girl2 phd now?
     
  14. Mar 3, 2009 #13
    lol. Congratulations to the OP.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2009 #14

    Kurdt

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    Are we going to get a vote for the name? That would be fun.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2009 #15

    Borek

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    Well, so far we have Recession and Jimmy. Other propositions?
     
  17. Mar 3, 2009 #16

    BobG

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    Congratulations.

    I think Ephemerides is a pretty name.

    You could call her Meri for short. Or Rida. Or Effy.

    Strangely, Ephemerides has never made the top 1000 most popular names during the last 100 years.
     
  18. Mar 3, 2009 #17

    turbo

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    Congrats! I vote for "Samantha".
     
  19. Mar 3, 2009 #18
    Continue to love her, for better or worse. The world needs more cared-for kids. Some day you will look back and realize she was worth it all.
     
  20. Mar 3, 2009 #19
    Congrats!
     
  21. Mar 3, 2009 #20

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    Congratulations!!! They start kicking enough to feel it around 5 months, then they never stop.
     
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