Wednesday, December 14, 2011

baby X

a face only a mother could love:

because that face is a little creepy. scarlett looked just like darth vader in her twenty week ultrasound, so i'm pretty sure this cute little lizard-faced girl will turn out alright too. either way she's ours and we love her. 

when the tech found the heart and we watched all 4 chambers pump, it was a little emotional for me. i didn't really care either way what the baby's gender was, but when i saw that tiny heart working it's magic, i was in awe. i've been pretty grinchy this whole pregnancy(as opposed to regular heidi grinchy. some of you may not be able to tell the difference. thomas can. pregnant grinchy involves less cooking and more gas.) but i was without words momentarily. miracle of miracles. Heavenly Father has been so good to us. plus, it was wonderful to be able to hold hands with thomas while we watched the ultrasound together. it was our best date since i brought chipotle to his office last month. 

 i must admit that i laughed like the immature 10-year-old-boy-in-a-grown-woman's-body-that-i-am when the tech was pointing out and was using the technical terms for the girl parts. when will i grow up? or when will those words stop being funny?

i told the kids the big news when they got home from school and scarlett seemed pleased that everything was going along with her plans for baby ursula. her other name suggestions are gurlix and greenleaf. reagan was disappointed because he wanted a brother named gus, not another sister. and i can understand that because i know how annoying a little sister can be. now he will have 2. 

thomas seems pleased, but i was a little sad when i thought that now we won't have a little herschel walker simpson. that name was our only boy option. and we don't have any girl names that we agree on. so we are calling her baby X for the time being. because i'm a name snob. i like athena, iris and luna. i also really, really like monroe, but mariah carey just named one her twins that and therefore that puts it in the possible ultra-trendy category.  

13 comments:

lrbodine said...

Congrats on the baby girl to come! I love having two girls in a row. And good luck on the name. There is a reason my kids don't get named until they are born and it's mainly because it takes us that long to agree and by then I'm so worn out from childbirth that I don't care as much! :)

Meredith said...

Oh how exciting! Another little girl!!!! Yes, I am a tad bit jealous. :) You make gorgeous children, and I know baby X will be just as amazing as the other two! Congratulations! So glad to hear everything is healthy and good!

Barry & Margo Swartz said...

Love it! Congrats Heidi! :)

Jessica said...

congrats again! i'm so excited for you. girls are a lot more fun to dress than boys...or at least there are a lot more options to dress them in. and as rachel zoe always says, we need more options! hahahaha. i think "x" suits her. hahaha. love you guys.

Laura said...

Congratulations:) baby x will be just as gorgeous as her mamma and big sister. I'm happy for you and your whole fam damily! Lol

amanda said...

So happy for you!!! Your kids are so lucky to have you as a mom!

HJolley said...

Do you have ANOTHER younger sister? Because I could not possibly be the annoying one you are referring to. Meanie.

Emily Curfew said...

you crack me up so much, heidi. darn on you mariah carey!! cuz i LOVE monroe. what a sassy and cute name. i'm secretly happy about the girl reveal! cuz i love little girls!!

The Stimpson Family said...

Congrats!! So exciting!!

Marci said...

Hooray for Baby Ursula! I think I will forever call her by that name. It made me giggle all day when I thought of it. Clever Scarlett! As for Heather Head being the annoying younger sister...I don't believe it, not for a second. Congratulations my friend!

amanda said...

wud up. I just answered your ? in the comments in my blog. Yes is the short answer.

The High Family- said...

Ok, who cares if Mariah used Monroe. I love that name! Really happy for you guys. Can't wait to see pics in a few months!(also, left u a little shout out on my blog)

susan bates said...

Brought tears to my eyes...what a miracle...get to busy sometimes to realize how amazing we humans are and take our Heavenly Fathers work for granted. Congratulations.