she's a girl! we. are. so. excited. seriously.

i don't think we realized how thoroughly we had convinced ourselves baby was a boy until we registered shock when the sonographer said "looks like a girl!" we laughed really hard and afterward kept saying "can you believe it?" so much for maternal intuition and old wives' tales. ben says now he needs to go buy a shotgun to protect her. ;) for my part, i went to baby gap and bought something ridiculously feminine. we love you, baby girl!

and p.s. thank you to everyone who prayed for the cyst they saw on the cord at 9 weeks. doctor said he saw no sign of it at monday's ultrasound. what an immense blessing. praise to the Lord!

second p.s. we would be just as excited for a boy, too. just so you know. :)