And, shock of our life (well, 2nd shock after finding out there was another little bean in there at all)......
IT'S A GIRL!!!!!
You read that correctly, it is not a sixth boy for our family. I think the boys were a little taken back. Will keeps referring to the baby as 'him' and saying things like, "mom, if this baby is a boy, let's name him......." Perhaps the finality of the gender hasn't quite sunk in for him. :-)
We decided to let the boys come with us for the ultrasound. We've never brought our children before, but they were interested in coming, and I thought the older 4 would enjoy seeing our baby. They really thought it was neat - especially when the tech put the machine on 3D. The boys said she looked like an alien - LOL! After she had done all the measurements and checked and double checked the gender (without telling us, but Warren and I have seen enough boy ultrasounds to be pretty sure this baby was missing some, um, parts) the tech asked the boys, "so what are you boys going to do with a baby sister?" The boys were shocked - it was so cute!
I'm feeling a little bit overwhelmed. I went into a store this afternoon and was browsing the baby girl stuff. I couldn't even begin to decide what to buy - so I left empty-handed! I felt like an imposter in this section of store I've ignored for 11 years now. I'm sure I'll get over that feeling pretty quickly. I'm also feeling oddly naive. I've sort of felt like I was getting good at this parenting thing (some days......) and with boys I have a general idea of what to expect and what to do. I am so nervous about how a girl will be different! Don't get me wrong, I'm excited, but anxious!