These smiling faces are what we fondly refer to as the Wiese trio, but in 4 1/2 months the trio will expand to a quartet. This morning Erika had her 20-week ultrasound, and she, Josh, and Leo invited Grandma Kit and I to experience their joy with them. (Leo calls Kit "Baba", which is precious because that's what I called one of my grandmothers, and I called the other one Grammy, which is what my grandkids call me....who says history doesn't repeat itself?) Papa and Grandpa Joe waited out in the waiting room. Unbeknownst to Erika, her sister Jenni secretly waited at a nearby Walmart with Zoey and Ruby until I clandestinely texted her the baby's sex.
The new baby was most uncooperative at first. Every time the ultrasonographer, Kim, poised the probe over the genital area, the baby would put a foot right in the way. Kim had Erika turn to one side and then the other, trying to get the baby to get into a position where we could see what needed to be seen. Nada. The wonderful midwife, Heather, at one point said she thought she saw a penis, but she couldn't be certain. Finally, just about when we figured there would be no revelation today, the baby spread-eagled and showed us HER identity. A beautiful, perfect little GIRL!!!