“Sisters are the best!”
Even though this was said to me almost 5 years ago at my 20 week sonogram by my then ultrasound technician for my second child, I can recall it like it was just yesterday.
As I sit recalling this tale, my girls reminded me that they are like Elsa and Anna from their still favorite movie, Frozen who are simply, “Sister Forever”.
However back during both my pregnancies, I swore that when I indeed was pregnant that I was having boys, because I was truly a girly girl and couldn’t be that lucky to get a a girl on the first shot (which I did) and then only a year later be equally as lucky to get have another girl.
Not that I have anything against boys or being the mother to boys, but just have always seemingly had more of a comfort level for girls and raising them.
Then again, ask me this when they are teenagers and I may have a different answer, but still I just couldn’t believe my ears at my 20 week ultrasound back in July 2010.
Even as my husband and I walked into the sonogram room in my doctor’s office, he swore that day and pretty much up to that point in my then pregnancy that I was having another girl, because for those first 20 weeks of pregnancy was so very similar to that of my first pregnancy right down to having a cold during the same week or pregnancy with my second that I did with my first.
Bizarre, but true!
Anyway, I walked into that room to have a routine sonogram to check for the normal 20 week ultrasound, which pretty much checks for growth on all the major organ systems. To find out more about this sonogram and others, click here.
As I the ultrasound tech, checked for all things growth (thankfully my second was perfect and right on track), she got to the part of the ultrasound which was definitely my favorite by far where we could indeed find out what sex out soon-to-be second child would be.
Even though she knew me pretty well having had me on her table only a year before with my first pregnancy, she asked me very succinctly, “Do you want to know the sex?”
Both my husband and I told her that yes we totally did.
As she looked, she began telling me how she had a brother and brothers were a blessing (I thought for sure at this moment I was to find out that I was carrying a boy). But then, she continued speaking to me sharing that she had a sister too and that she had much closer bond with her sister, by telling me in no uncertain terms, “Sisters are the best! And your little girl is going to be a big sister. You are having another girl.”
I sat there a bit in shock and tears streaming down my face (got to tell you as I write this I am tearing up recalling this) and allowing myself to take in the fact that I was not only the mother to one little girl, but now to two.
As I celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend, I couldn’t help recalling this moment as it is still one of my favorite moments as a mother ever. I am honestly so very thankful to be the mother to two girls, who are hopefully the best sisters forever!
So moms, what are you thankful for?