Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pavenzia's Big Day!

We had such a big day today! First, I took Paprika to the Greg & Steve concert this morning with her Pre-K class. For anyone who doesn't know (and I didn't!), Greg & Steve are big rockstars in the kid world. ;-)

One of the other moms took a ton of pictures, so I will have to post them later after she sends them to me. We had the best seats in the whole place, which always makes things more fun!

During the performance, Paprika got to shake Greg's hand, and then got to go up on stage to sing and dance with Greg & Steve.

After the concert, Paprika got to meet Greg & Steve, get some pictures with them, and talk to them for a few minutes.

I was worried the whole thing would be way too overwhelming for her (and it was, at times) - but overall, it was a really fun show and she did great.

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Then we rushed home pick up the rest of the family, eat a quick lunch, and head off to the ultrasound place to see Pavenzia on the big screen!

The place we went was super nice, almost like a spa. Paprika and Ginger were both so excited. We got some great photos, which again, I will have to upload later!

We got a DVD to bring home with images from the ultrasound - it was just amazing, really. I know this is not our first time having a child, but it is just as magical if it were our first!

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We saw Pavenzia taking sips in-utero and sucking her thumb. We saw all the fingers and toes, and every perfect part of her. It was just instant love I felt (even more so than I had already) - I am 100% head-over-heels in love with this little one. Count me smitten!

Pavenzia is very ladylike, and it took her a long time to uncross those legs for us to see if she was a girl or a boy! But after a few tries, we got to take a peek...and she is a GIRL! (If you haven't figured that out already - Ha!)

I kept asking the tech, "Are you sure?" And she said she was. Even so, I have an ultrasound with Dr. K next Thursday, so I plan on seeing what he thinks, as well! If both agree, I will start to believe it more.

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It was so funny because during the whole ultrasound up until the gender reveal, the technician kept saying, "We'll find out soon if it's a boy or a girl." Paprika kept saying, "Oh no. That's my baby sister. She's a girl! Her name is Pavenzia!" It was super cute.

We are having a really hard time convincing Paprika that we are not actually naming the baby Pavenzia. If Pavenzia really is a girl, then that will be FIVE girls in a row for us (possibly six because we don't know the sex of the baby we lost in the first trimester). So, wow! This will be the FIFTH girl name we will have to come up with! One thing is for sure, the name won't be Pavenzia. Haha!

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Overall, it's been an amazing and full day. I am so thankful for a healthy baby with a beating heart! I want time to speed up and be November already - but on the other hand, this is very likely our last baby (if she makes it) - so I also want to enjoy the pregnancy. I just want her here, safely...especially now that I have fallen so very much in love with her!

xoxo,
Erika

P.S. The poll was just about 50/50 for Boy vs. Girl! So, half of you were right! :-)

11 comments:

Lorie said...

What a great experience! I'm so happy for you all.

My life said...

Yay! Congrats and Pavenzia, or whatever you decide to name her will be a lucky little girl to have such great and very nurturing big sisters to look after her :)

siri said...

WooHoo another girl!!! :)
(I was right)
xoxo, siri

Ann said...

Please oh please consider naming her Pavenzia at least for this blog! :o) I am SO thrilled to have another lil girl to love and spoil! It is wonderful news for sure....and she is SO lucky to have you and Mr. Mustard for parents and Paprika and Ginger for sisters! I am in love too....and know that her sisters in Heaven will be watching out for her here as well! (HUG)

Muliebrity said...

I am so behind on my blog reading, but Congrats! Exciting news!

mum2abby said...

So incredibly happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's all in the name said...

Congratulations :) I voted girl :)
Will we be able to know this little one's name once she arrives? I love Paprika and Ginger's real names so much, and think you guys have an amazing taste in names for all four of your girls.

best wishes

MicheleL said...

Congratulations. My husand has four daughters. I didn't even consider going for a fifth because I'm quite sure it would have been another girl. Some men just don't produce male sperm!!! The girls will love spoiling her!!!

Lauren said...

It's a girl! How exciting!!! So happy for you!

McCryssy said...

Amazing! Love her already!! Congratulations, again!!

Lost in Space said...

Awwwww, how exciting!! Congrats on another sweet little girl! I love all the names you have chosen for your girls and can't wait to hear what you come up with for this one too.