October 20, 2014

Baby #3

Periodically, someone asks if we're going to find out whether we're having a boy or a girl.

And the answer is yes.

I'm not the kind of person who is interested in it being a surprise in the delivery room.

What I don't usually say is that when I went in for my 14 week appointment, I had an ultrasound and the tech was pretty sure she knew what we were having.

But, because I was only 14 weeks along, she could only tell me with 84% accuracy.

So, we've waited to announce until we had a second ultrasound.

Last week, I finally went into a doctor here in London (check out this reception at the doctor's office! I've never been to a doctor in the U.S. with an office like that), and had that second ultrasound.

And the doctor confirmed what the tech in Arizona had guessed two months ago.

All three of our children will be born in different states (assuming I don't go into labor at 33 weeks when we're visiting Austin).

All three of our children will have different birth months (we've got a nice spread of February, May, July, September, and December).

All three of our children will have middle names that start with C (middle names are easy - first names are the worst. We have no names, boy or girl).

All three of my children have a boy cousin on my side just a few weeks older than they are.

And all three of our children are girls.

Now that we know with more than 84% surety, I can't stop looking at my two little girls and imagining them with a third tiny sidekick.

And I just can't wait.

As the oldest of three girls, I am so so happy that I'll have three little girls of my own.

40 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing with us! I can't wait to see her too :)

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  2. Yay for baby girls!!! So happy for you guys!

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  3. I was convinced you would have a boy! But yay! Congrats!!! Girls are so much fun, but I am sure you're more convinced of that than me!

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  4. I was just thinking about you the other day and was wondering if you would find out. I figured it was about time to be able to see the gender. Congratulations!

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  5. Hooray for another girl!!! So happy for all of you!

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  6. YES YES! Can't think of anything sweeter than another girl! Can you imagine being able to match THREE of them? Magic. Congrats Bradshaws!

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  7. I'm also secretly hoping this girl will get like, a super dark head of hair. Just to round things out ;)

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  8. Exciting news! Will you be in Austin with Landen at Christmas and do you expect to get to meet her baby while you are there?

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  9. Congrats! I just had my 3rd girl and can't wait until they can all play together. :)

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  10. Hooray for Girl #3! Can I help brainstorm names again? :)

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  11. Congratulations!! I'm the oldest of 3 girls too!

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  12. I am the middle of 3 girls. Hurray for being able to re-use baby clothes!

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  13. Congratulations! I am the oldest of two girls, and girls are just more fun. :)

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  14. Congratulations! Sisters are the BEST!!

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  15. We have three girls and love it!

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  16. Congratulations!! I'm one of three girls as well and always thought it would be fun to have the same.

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  17. I'm pregnant with baby #2 due February 19th. My first was a girl, who is now 5, and my 2nd is going to be a boy! Since this might be my last pregnancy, I'm excited that I'll have 1 of each. I'm the youngest of 3 girls, and lets just say that it's not easy. No matter how old I am, I'm always treated like I don't know what I'm doing by my older sisters. It doesn't matter that I'm in my 30's!

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    1. I forgot to say Congratulations!

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  18. Woo for little girls! Any chance you could have a brown haired baby to complete the set?

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  19. Sisters! So exciting! Congrats#

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  20. So happy for you and your family!

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  21. Yay!!!!! So so happy for you all!! And so excited you get to come to Texas before delivery!!!

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  22. Hooray! Crossing my fingers for a brunette this time!!

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  23. oooooh! Sniff! As a person who came from a family of four girls I say awesome! Hope the pregnancy continues going well! XO!

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  24. Did she really say 84%? That seems oddly specific. (Also, congrats!)

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  25. Hooray for girls!!! Warm congratulations and though I love your girls' real names, I'm so excited to learn her pen name! I know. I'm weird.

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  26. Yea!!! Congratulations! I just had my first child (a girl) 3 months ago, and I absolutely love having a daughter. Having 3 would be pretty spectacular.

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  27. Congrats!!! We just had our second girl in Sept! We gotta figure out this 2-kid thing before we decide if we'll try for #3...any advice?? Can't wait to e-meet your #3!

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  28. Congratulations! As a mom to three girls, I can tell you I love every minute of it (except when there is fighting and drama - and that seems to be happening more as they get older!) :)

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  29. Aaaaahhhhh!!!! Congrats!!! And now you'll be able to stick to your awesome 1 shower/week plan forever!! You make beautiful little girls, can't wait to see what this little beauty will be like!!

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  30. What a party! Congratulations! I thought for sure a boy. No surprises around here either. I'm too much of a planner.

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  31. so exciting! congratulations, and hope you've been feeling well!

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  32. Yay! Another girl! What exciting news - I think you are such a wonderful mother to your two darling little ladies from what you share on your blog, and I am so excited to see your family grow with the addition of another daughter!! Congratulations again, Janssen!

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  33. I predict she'll have dark hair, since they have so far done a good job of evenly representing every thing else!

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  34. As one of three girls and mom to two girls I can't imagine life any other way. My best friends are always near me! Congratulations on your soon to be 3 sweet sisters.

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