The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Those Trickey Chinese!

The apple has no stem. I repeat. The apple has no stem.

Well, for the fourth pregnancy running, the Chinese gender calendar is correct. At least we think so. There wasn't a super clear shot of the crotch zone, but from what we could tell,

We're having a girl!

Needless to say, we were very excited, no matter the gender of our baby. She's healthy and also apparently quite stubborn, as evidenced by the fact that we were in the ultrasound room for over half an hour, the technician firmly prodding my belly over and over in an effort to get the baby to turn over so we could see the bottom of her spine. Nothin' doin'.

I think that while still carrying this baby I shall call her Matilda. I actually kind of like that name, well, actually the resulting nicknames: Matti, Tilly, Tilda. The name has been given the kibosh already by Troy, not only because I think he hates all of those names, but because as a child the family fondly dubbed their dishwasher Matilda. Okay, that name is definitely out. And besides, we may get a big surprise on delivery day with the discovery that the apple does indeed have a stem.


15 comments:

Carrie said...

yay! how exciting! I still have 2 weeks before my doc will do my ultrasound.

Keersten said...

Congrats! That is wonderful! You have to tell me about this Chinese calendar thing. I am intrigued. =)

Adam said...

Wahoo! I'm so excited! Now we're going to need a girl to keep the cousin line, or cousin obsession, going. So excited for you! What are your plans this week?
-whit

khd said...

Congratulations! We're so excited to meet her, and glad that things are going well. Sisters are fabulous!

Kath said...

Hooray for girls! I'm excited for you!
That Chinese calendar thing freaks me out a bit...it's been correct with all of mine as well!

tiffrsmith said...

How exciting! A girl! I called my Little Man "Oliver" while I was pregnant. Everyone hated it, but I *secretly* LOVE it.

ghd3 said...

Nice work Matilda. Keep it up.

Michelle said...

Matilda can be her screen name. Congratulations!

Misty said...

Go Tilly, Mattie, Matilda. :) It took me 2 pregnancies to have be o.k. with the name Paige so keep it up.

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

AW! She's a cutie!
And I like the name Matilda...great alias. Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, won't you go waltzing Matilda with me?

steph said...

Congrats, great news!! So now MY question is, will it be another girl mirrored in your image or a girl mirrored in Troy and Stomper's image?

Leonard and Kathryn said...

Rachel, Just remember that your great grandmother on your dad's side was named Matilda Rosella Watts Cahoon and was one of the great ladies in the first half of the 20th century. She served in the Legislature, taught at Roosevelt Jr High (including Gordon B. Hinckley), and after being retired by the School District earned a Masters Degree at the U of U and set off for Nevada to teach english and music in remote town populated largely by appreciative Indian children. So, don't give up the name yet.

ckfamily said...

Rach, Congratulations! I am so excited for you! More power to gang up on the boys now at the house. ;) Your family is adorable I have loved catching up on your happenings through your blog. -Kar

Sparverius said...

Congratulations. I have good name for her. :)

And I've also tagged you to do The Six Random Things meme, if you haven't already. You can check it out at my blog.

Kristy said...

Exciting News for you and Trow! My brother and sister in law thought they were having a girl but were surprised with a new son. We all love Asa and we would have loved Nola (the babies name until it was born). --Skeeter