Oh Boy!!!

by | Aug 10, 2009 | Baby News, Pregnancy, Roses from St. Therese | 57 comments

This morning I had my 20 week ultrasound.  

At my last ultrasound they said that it would be okay to bring all of our children to the next appointment and so this morning we all headed to town.

Before we left, Captain took a picture of my growing tummy.  
I feel HUGE for just over 20 weeks!   (The baby did measure a little big, just over 21 weeks, but still!!  I think I need to start eating more salads and less desserts…  A bit of exercise would probably be a good thing too. ) 

Hubby met us at the doctors office.  It was so much fun to watch our children “see” their newest sibling for the first time.  Snuggles was so cute and kept pointing to the screen saying “Baby!!”  

We were all so happy and relieved that everything still looks just perfect and that this coming Christmas we will be welcoming a…

… beautiful and healthy baby…
… with tiny little arms…
… perfect little feet …
… who is most definitely a GIRL!!!!  
~ A few more pictures of our little “Rose” ~
Yes, that is her little foot next to her face! 

In this one it is her hand next to her cute little mouth!

So sweet! 

Thank you all so much for your prayers.  Please continue to remember us, and especially our little girl, in your prayers as we anxiously await her arrival! 
Deo Gratias!! 

Update:  Just to clarify, although I plan to call her “Rose” here on my blog, since I use nicknames for our children online, that is not the name we have chosen for her…   I do think of her as my little Rose after all the roses I received around the time I found out I was expecting, including this one I noticed just moments after I found out on April 14th!    Although Rose is a beautiful name, I love the one we have chosen for her even more!  


  1. Tricia in MN

    Congratulations on your perfect little girl. I just came across your blog (via CatholicCuisine) and must say that it's so lovely. I love reading it. We are expecting our 7th (a girl, too) in October. I'll keep you in our prayers, as we do all expecting mommas. God bless you and your family. BTW, your belly is cute and tiny! 🙂

  2. Aimee Landreneau

    YES!!! I knew it! SO,SO excited for all of you!!! Can't wait to hear her name.

    Congratulations, my friend!

  3. Sarah

    Another girl, how precious! You really had me with the post title–I thought boy for sure!
    Thanks for sharing the ultrasound pics. they were just perfect. And you look absolutely beautiful, belly and all.

  4. Jessica Gordon

    Tricia ~ Thanks for stopping by and congratulations on your little girl too! How exciting!

    Aimee ~ I am pretty sure we have a name. The first time we have ever had one from the beginning. =)

    Sarah ~ I couldn't help it after seeing something similar on another blog and having told you all how sure I was that it was going to be a girl… 😉 heheheheee…

  5. Anonymous

    I KNEW IT!!!! Yeah!!! I am so excited!!!
    And you look gorgeous!!!!!

  6. Anonymous

    What a wonderful day for all of you!

  7. Kelly

    Yea!!! So excited for you all! It's such a relief to see them healthy and doing well. May God continue to bless you and keep you both. 🙂

  8. Charlotte (WaltzingM)

    I wasn't fooled for a minute but you are cute for trying! Hugs and kisses to your sweet little girl and everyone else, too!

  9. Anonymous

    Congrats Jessica to you and yours and the family! How exciting! Another little Rose is on the way! Blessings! & Prayers! PJ

  10. Celeste

    Congrats! You and your baby bump look just lovely. How fun that all the kids got to tag along.

  11. Allison

    Congrats on your Christmas angel! You could call her Angel, or Noelle, or Holly or MARY!

    What a "gift!"

    God bless!

  12. Jamie Jo

    Very tricky post!!! You had me!!! I thought she was a boy!!

    congratulations on your sweet healthy baby girl!!!

    You look wonderful, If only I looked half that good!!

    Those ultra-sound pictures are just beautiful!

  13. Marisa

    Wonderful! She's a beauty!

  14. Mary S.

    Didn't fool me either, Jessica! Congratulations! You were right on…

    Here's to another 20 weeks of health, happiness, and lots of roses.

  15. Jessica Gordon

    Apparently some of you know me pretty well! 😉

  16. Anonymous

    Congratulations Jessica. So happy for you-I have tears of joy running down for you. And you look beautiful.
    (And I know my baby is smiling for you too)

  17. Unknown

    Wonderful, I was hoping you'd have a girl to even the score around there:) Congrats and the whole "Oh boy" thing was really not nice, ha, ha!

    Thanks for the ultrasound pictures. She looks great:)

  18. Aubrey

    HOW EXCITING! Congratulations, congratulations! You fooled me with your title; I thought for sure that the girls would now be outnumbered! Wow!

    I'm glad you included a profile picture of yourself; you look absolutely beautiful! I think that we're allowed to get bigger this time around! I sure am! 🙂

  19. Cay G.

    LOL! You had me fooled. 🙂
    Very exciting. And you look wonderful!

  20. Alishia

    You tricked us with your title! How exciting and congratulations. Makes me want another one again.

  21. Anne (aussieannie)

    You look SO beautiful Jessica and I am delighted for you all, a beautiful little girl!

  22. elizabeth

    Congratulations! How wonderful to have another little girl in your family.

    But yes at first you had me waiting for a boy announcement.

    God bless,

  23. Maggie, ofs

    I am so happy for you Jessica. Congrats! You have a beautiful family.

  24. jen mackintosh

    I'm just so thrilled for you, Jessica…a sweet little girl!!! Prayers coming for a continued healthy pregnancy for you and the littlest Rose! You look absolutely beautiful!

  25. Angela

    So excited for you! Congratulations!
    You are a beautiful pregnant woman by the way!


  26. Therese

    We have only found out the sex with one of our babies. I found out with number 4 because I had a second scan at 32 weeks.

    I am going to find out this time though. You are due about 6 weeks before us but I think I will have my scan at week 18 so only 4 weeks to go.

    Congratulations on another girl.

  27. Anonymous

    Oh how wonderful! Today I had my ultrasound I am 23 weeks along. As for baby "bumps" I could match my bump to you. I think that after so many kids (this is number 5) the tummy just knows what to do!!

    We don't know what are is!! Have to wait and see.

  28. Gae

    Dearest Jessica,
    how exciting for you and wonderful to have the children with you.
    What clear and wonderful pictures too. I have never had such clear ones and we haven't had all the children be able to see their newest sibling in over 5 babies ago.
    Does that mean she is going to be called Rosee after Saint Rose?
    many Blessings

  29. Laura The Crazy Mama

    Congratulations! She's…well, she's kinda lumpy and warped looking but she's got a little while to get all straightened out,right? ;P

    I'm sure she'll turn out to be a beautiful, perfect saint like your other children…okay, let me just lay it all out for ya:

    I can't wait to see the OUTSIDE pics of that baby! I'll bet you are having trouble waiting too?! It's hard to see them so CLEARLY ALIVE and imagine if you are just seeing things, or if she has Daddy's nose for REAL…etc…I am so happy for your family and your blessing! This is an exciting time!

  30. Gae

    Dearest Jessica,
    how exciting for you and wonderful to have the children with you.
    What clear and wonderful pictures too. I have never had such clear ones and we haven't had all the children be able to see their newest sibling in over 5 babies ago.
    Does that mean she is going to be called Rosee after Saint Rose?
    many Blessings

  31. suzel

    Hello, Congratulation for your little rose. I'll keep you all in my prayers. Your happy faith is a example for me and my little familly.
    God bless you all.
    Kisses from France

  32. Nancy Carabio Belanger

    How wonderful! I am so happy for you and your family! Those ultrasound pictures are so clear! What a precious gift you will have for Christmas. I bet St. Therese is smiling.

  33. Robina

    Congrats Jessica. Can't wait to see your little girl. you look fabulous and I'm sure you'll feel like your floating all week after such a happy and blessed day.

  34. Kirsten

    Congratulations!! How wonderful and you look fantastic!! Isn't it fun to bring the children in to get a "peek" at their new sibling? It is so sweet. God's Blessings to you.

  35. Kirsten

    Congratulations!! How wonderful and you look fantastic!! Isn't it fun to bring the children in to get a "peek" at their new sibling? It is so sweet. God's Blessings to you.

  36. Lori

    Congratulations Jessica!

    That is a BEAUTIFUL picture of you!

  37. Sara

    Are you really going to name her Rose??? That's such a perfect name for this baby.

  38. Unknown

    Deo Gratias!!! You are radiant with His love!!!

  39. Party of Eleven

    Congratulations on your baby girl 🙂 You look great!

  40. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you everyone! You all are so sweet!

    Just to clarify, although I plan to call her "Rose" here on my blog (I pretty much decided to call her that here on April 14th, the day I found out I was pregnant and then saw the rose on my calendar minutes later — I knew she was a girl from the beginning) that is not the name we have chosen for her.

    I would love to share her name with you all, but as you know, we use nicknames online for our children. =) Maybe I can sneak it online for a say or two right after she is born… We'll see!

  41. Karla in MN


    You are absolutely radiant! So happy you are both doing so well. We will be praying a safe pregnancy and delivery of you beautiful, precious little GIRL! ( you had me going with the "Oh Boy!"!!! haha. Thanks for posting all of the beautiful pix on your blog. You really inspire me!
    Pax Christi.

  42. queen of the castle

    Wow, what a lot of scrolling to get to the bottom and offer my heartfelt congratulations! Looking forward to updates on the second half of your pregnancy!

  43. Christine

    Yippee!!! Your girls are so beautiful and so are you. You look just fine and healthy. What a blessing. Healthy! Ten fingers and ten toes.

  44. Sarah

    You stinker!! That's what I'd tell my son if he teased/tricked me like that! 🙂

    Congratulations on your baby girl!! How exciting!!


  45. regan

    awwwww!!!! yay! for you guys!!! congrats. and prayers. and hugs. God bless you jessica for being such a great mama.

  46. Mary N.

    The last picture is so sweet! You can see her little face perfectly!

  47. Joalyce

    Congratulations…! I'm assuming from your post that her name will be "Rose". We have an Eliana (means the Lord answered) Rose who was born by surprise by His plan on the feast day of my best friend in Heaven…St. Therese.

  48. Ruth

    Congratulations, Jessica! I'm so happy for you.

  49. Renee

    What a beautiful and very touching post! Congratulations on your little "Rose". We have a real "Rose", our grandbabe, so nickname or not, what a great name! Always a reminder of St. Therese. 😉 God Bless! And by the way, YOU look fabulous! Nice tummy, beautiful baby!

  50. Sarah

    How exciting! =) Your little rose!

    You look beautiful, too!


  51. Jodi

    You look fantastic! And congrats on your girl! Very exciting. God bless!

  52. Margaret

    That title had me guessing wrong. That was the whole bait and switch. lol.

  53. Erin

    Congrats Jessica!! First, you look fantastic!!! Second, those pictures are just precious, never had those 3D ones done….amazing!! Congrats on a girl, too bad we are too far away for our little daughters to play together!! Would love to hear all your children's names one day!! We are still debating this name here!!

  54. The Wades

    Fun, fun, fun! So glad I stopped by for the happy news. Congratulations.

  55. Regina

    the brady bunch, the brady bunch, thats the way we became. . .of fine, i will stop. congrats on little rosie.

  56. Emily

    Jessica, keeping you in prayer throughout the rest of your pregnancy. You look beautiful and I know your little one is waiting to be in your arms.
    I always loved the 4 D pictures.

  57. Anonymous

    Hi, Precious pictures of your child to be. I figured you must be using nicknames for your children online. I also have used the "nickname" of "Twinkle Toes" for our firstborn baby girl–who has "Rose" in her real name–more to it though. I am sure the real name you picked out is just as sweet.


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