writermama12, since you asked :) ...I had a sonogram the day before i got the results, and when i saw the little critter i instantly thought, "there she is, that's the baby I've been waiting for." But I was consciously staying open to fate, and accepting of the possibility of a boy...then the when the nurse called and said, "you're having a girl," I was mostly just stunned. I said something dumb like "yay! I got what I wanted!" Forgive me...I was still internalizing the news she gave me first, that the tests hadn't shown up anything worrying.
Then I told my husband and he wanted to hug for like half an hour. Then I told my son there was a baby sister in my tummy and he wanted to peer into my belly button. He definitely doesn't get it yet.
Now please, ladies, don't get me wrong, I LOVE little boys. I'm around a bunch of them, a lot. And being a mom to brothers would be a special gift. But since I am pretty certain this is the last kid I get to have, or any of my immediate friends get to have, I feel very grateful, and privileged, that a little feminine spirit came my way.
Looking forward to the rest of you finding out, and the surprises too!