Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The opposite of nothing

A new photo album here.

Though it's rather late in the pregnancy, we decided to go ahead and have an ultrasound done. I might as well spill it ... I'm not being cared for in the traditional manner and we're not having this baby the traditional way. If all goes well, she'll be born at home. Yes, that's right, I said "she." It's a girl, a rarity in a clan of boisterous Meehan boys. With her arrival, there will be twice as many boys as girls among the Meehan grandchildren.

It's taken a day or two for the shock to wear off and the reality to set in ... as in, "You mean I have to learn how to fix hair, do nails and like all things pink and princessy?" and "Oh, yeah, we'll have to pay for a wedding." Also, Danny and Jim need to have a meeting to decide whether girls will be allowed in the clubhouse.

That said, the moment it dawned on us that she was a girl was priceless. I had just told the ultrasound technician about the eight boys and three girls, then turned to look at the screen.

I asked, "What am I looking at here?"

"This is between the legs."

Jim: "There's nothing there." (apparently the opposite of penis is nothing)

I'm thinking, "Where's the penis? Maybe it's floating around behind his stomach."

As the ultrasound technician types "It's a girl" onto the screen, she answers my husband: "That's because it's a girl."

Her name is Fiona Grace or as Danny calls her, Baby Ona.


Tim Daoust said...

I knew it would be a girl. :)

Sarah Steele said...

I read the title and thought this was going to be a right to life post. The opposite of nothing... a miracle.

She's beautiful!

Jack and Susan said...

Congratulations! I am looking forward to hearing about your home birth story. How exciting!


Mary Ellen said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! By the way, Caroline is not into princesses, but dinosaurs and animals, so you never know.

The WilsonFam said...

congrats and i hope your last 6 weeks fly by, i am hoping my 14 do.

Josee said...

You know Sarah, considering the odds of us having a girl on the second try, she really is a miracle! We couldn't be happier!