On Wednesday October 6th, Kim and I went to our long awaited Ultra-Sound Appointment.
We were both excited, because we wanted to know the gender of our new baby. We both agreed that calling the baby "it" seemed a little de-humanizing. Our neighboors were equally excited, mostly because they swore the child was a girl. We came to find out, that our neighboor has accurately predicted the gender of both her children, and the children of anyone she knows, well in advance of an Ultra-Sound. She has a gift. When we came home from the appointment on Wednesday, we found a pink cake and a pink onesie waiting for us. It seems our neighboor was so confident in her prediction, that she was taking a pretty big risk. Humoriously enough, she was so sure, that she didn't have a Plan-B in place. Nothing blue had been prepared. The best part of the story, is that she was right. Kim and I are now anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first daughter, Belle Marie Ann Philson (Belle Marie is the first name), who is scheduled to join us in early March, hopefully not too early, since Noah will be turning 5 on the first.
Speaking of the Noah, he and Harrison were quite excited about the news. There was giggling, and jumping around, and tossing of arms in the air as soon as they found out. Noah has been hoping for a girl, and made no secret of the fact. I think Harrison was excited and celebrating just because of Noah's reaction, his joy is contangious, and Harry is kind of a "monkey see, monkey do" kind of guy.
Needless to say, Kim and I are over joyed, and the reactions from those around seem to confirm that everyone else is as well.
In addition, to the traditional ultra-sound pics (see the below post), we were given some 3D pictures as well. Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present our daughter!
This picture it appears she is sucking her thumb.