Elephant, Zebra, Monkey, Vixen (Tortoise was on her last day of camp- Lion was with her as a Camp Big Buddy), Eclectus, Penguin, and I went to the Dr for an ultrasound to determine baby's gender and make sure all is well with development...
here is Zebra.. she is in the waiting room with the rest of us.. she set the princess dolls up in the chair next to her and was about to read to them when they called our name for the ultrasound... doesn't she look excited?! <~ see last Giggle-ism at the end of this post
here are the results: it's a GIRL! And she is perfect!!
She's measuring at 19 weeks 5 days (and whadaya know I'M exactly 19 weeks 5 days along!!)... the ultrasound tech said her little legs were long, that her heart was pumping perfectly, that there appeared to be nothing to worry about at all, she was even sucking (though not on her fingers... none of my babies have ever been finger suckers.... no idea why). She kept her tiny little hands up next to her gorgeous face during the entire ultrasound.. and even appeared to be waving a few times. The ultrasound tech had the common sense to outline the baby's little body parts for us, so those of you that aren't used to looking at ultrasound pictures can easily figure out where everything is...
Here is another picture.. this one is in profile. Koala's cute little head is on the right looking toward to upper left hand corner of the picture. Her right arm is slightly in the background with the hand right up next to her forehead. In the ACTUAL picture, you can even distinguish eyes, nose, and mouth... but those features didn't scan well.
So!!! Say hello to Baby Koala!!
Here's another couple of Giggle-isms:
This morning before we left for the ultrasound: Monkey comes to Penguin and:
Penguin: Do you want a baby brother or a baby sister Koala.
Monkey –pouting- responds: “I want a baby brother.”
Penguin asks: “Why do you not want a baby sister?”
Monkey: “Because I don’t want it to be mean to me all the time, like Vixen.”
~~ when the ultrasound tech announced that Koala is indeed a girl, he put his hands on his head and sat back down... LOL Poor Boy -- we had to reassure him that another baby girl couldn't possibly be as mean to him as Vixen is.
After the ultrasound as we were heading into Khols to shop for baby girl clothes:
Me: Zebra, are you happy about your new baby sister- Koala?
Zebra: *shakes her head no with a silly smile*
Me: Did you want a baby brother -Koala?
Zebra: *shakes her head no with same silly smile*
Me: Do you want a new baby at all?
~~ well, you can't win for losing! You weren't very happy about little brother Monkey, little sister Vixen, or our lost baby Gabriel either, so at least Koala isn't starting out life any worse off in Zebra's eyes than her now much-loved little brothers and sisters (well, sometimes she enjoys them anyway.. she is a very good big sis when Tortoise isn't around)