Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ma Petite Cherie, My Little Darling, The Love of My Life (with Daddy)

It's a girl!

Well we're 99% certain of it, it seems that on one occasion, the midwife told us that what looked like it was a girl turned out to be a healthy baby boy, but there is no wrong choice, either one is wonderful. I just wanted to know whether to talk to my baby as a She or a He, Her or Him. So it is She, my lovely, ma petite cherie...


This is my little darling at 21-weeks! (that was a month ago) She is such a little cheeky monkey so soon. There is another scan picture which shows her playing with her ombilical cord, pulling on it. She's perfect in every way, mind you, call me naive or arrogant, but I was surprised when the nurse said that, of course she is perfect in every way! I would not have expected any less.


This picture was taken on the 22nd of August at just 21-weeks, (the day after the scan) I could still fit in most of my clothes at that point (except for my skirts and trousers, so I had a pair of maternity trousers for work). Just a month later (picture taken by the Daddy on 22nd of September), I had to put away all my shirts, tops, bras, nothing fits anymore. I went on a shopping spree to quickly find something to wear the weekend before.

I wish I had a picture of this week because I swear that I am widening at sight! The little sweetheart had another growth spurt this week, I can tell because I'm bigger but also because I was utterly exhausted in spite of daily naps and solid 9-hour sleep. But the last two weeks I 've had insomnias, I am up every couple of hours or so because the little sweetheart figured that it was a whole playground mama's tummy, jumping and bouncing and twirling or whatever it is that she does. But that's a darn cute thing to wake up to.

I'm delighted, I'm the luckiest mama in the world, I'm sure of it. My main obsession nowadays is the nursery. I had found the perfect set from a shop in France but when I called, it would take months for the set to be available, and I can't see myself renting a van, driving accross to France being 8 months pregnant! Sounds a bit mad. Unfortunately, I can't find a similar perfect set here, so I am obsessing trying to find something that will do just fine... But now Kitem is here and so it will be hardcore shopping around for the white nursery. Although, after studying every page of every catalogue, I have a good idea of what I'm going to get. But I have not spent any money on the baby yet, (unlike Kitem and my grandma!), so I am looking forward to the shopping...

10 comments:

tshsmom said...

Aren't ultrasounds the best?
They were just coming out when I was pregnant with SME. I had to wait the whole 9 months to find out that our baby was perfect.

With Z, we knew how perfect he was at 4 months gestation. What a relief that was!

Jeannie said...

Yes - ultrasounds are amazing. They only did them when there might be a concern when I had my first but the doc let me have one the second time for the experience. And I found out it was twins! The doc swore he had no clue ahead of time. You look fantastic by the way. I'm sure your little one will be totally surrounded by love.

tweetey30 said...

You do look great. I look forward to photo's of her. I had ultra sounds with both girls and of course they both refused to stay where we could tell what they were. Kora had her back towards the ball they run across your stomach and Brianna wouldnt stay still long enough to let us see. She was very active that day and now she is here and four already she is very quiet. Children.. LOL.. Glad everything is going great and hope you have loads of fun with your mom..

lisenn said...

Félicitation pour cette petite puce !
Pour moi aussi c'est une fille, par contre niveau ventre, tu restes très svelte !

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I loved seeing my first ultrasound! It just makes it all seem so real!

Congrats on the soon to be here baby girl!

Shopping for the baby is great fun!

Anonymous said...

hi helene!

amazing! i look forward for more pictures of you in maternity dress :)) can't wait to see the baby too, take care!, luv-ayu

Tifenn said...

Une très jolie future maman, c'est sûr! et j'adore le "qui veut des fraises à la crème "ou approchant de la fin pour laisser des commentaires!

SME said...

What a beautiful picture! Some ultrasounds look like Rorschach tests to me, but that one is absolutely perfect. Congratulations!

Sweeti said...

Oh my gosh, there she is...I can see her little teeth buds and all. what a little miracle.
You are looking so cute and healthy. Yay! for baby bumps!

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