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Friday, July 29, 2011

July 28 2011 - Or The most eventful day - OR - Citizenship and Gender

So my day started at 6:10 with Ace of Base, I saw the sign. kinda strange and wonderful and it made the day feel even more momentous.


We then drove to the courthouse for 7:30 so I could swear allegiance to the USA and be done with the long expensive journey that is the immigration process. The courthouse was full, and there were 60 people becoming citizens at this time in Nashville, represented by 32 different nationalities. It took an extremely long time though. They called name after name, I think I was 48th or something, all I know is there were 7 rows of people, and I was second to last on the sixth row.




Jason and I sat in the back, and waited for over an hour for my name to be called, each time a name was called that person had to go up and meet with the USCIS representative and get our paperwork checked and our green card taken, and we filled in our 'new' names on the naturalization certificate. X 57.


We then had to wait for the judge and all introduce ourselves, name and country.

At last!

So believe me it took a while. Of course I officially changed my name yesterday too, so my new name is Sarah Christina Keogh Goforth. I could'nt drop the Christina, it's been with me too long, and to be honest, when we do 'overs' in Irish dancing to get longer hang time we have to try to say our full names... what can I say, I want GORGEOUS overs ;)





Ok so then we rushed home, I was just in time for my next meeting, and so the work day carried on. I got lots of congratulations on becoming a citizen which was wonderful, from my colleagues at my managers notification of my team of my big citzenship news.

But the day was just getting started. I ate lunch, did a little more work and soon enough it was time for our ultrasound. Jason had not eaten lunch and all he could think about was Taco's. He made me PROMISE not to get mad if I wanted a post reaction to the baby's gender and all he could say was 'burrito'. I promised I would not get mad, I know this stuff overwhelms him :) 

So we get there and go in quickly enough... and the ultrasound was supposed to capture a lot of different measurements for the midwife, baby's vital organs, so it wasn't just a peep show for us to find out what we were having. It was so nerve wracking let me tell you! This is Skywalkers little face.
Baby Face


As all baby's meaurements were normal we started feeling better about everything, but unfortunately 'skywalker' would not open his/her legs at all! We came back to it multiple times. We also tried to do the 3d imaging but baby's hands and arms, both of them, were covering the face, and so we were out of luck. 



These are baby's hands in front of the face


More hands in front of face ;)

Eventually with a bit of jiggling and scanning with me on either side and back on my back 3 times or so little baby goforth finally gave us a look. So we are pleased to announce that it's a




GIRL! This is so exciting and momentous and even trumps becoming a citizen of the USA. Sorry America, family first! The amniotic fluid was a bit low, but we will get a scan again in 3 weeks to make sure thats on track.

 
Thanks to everyone who was waiting for the news and it's so exciting to share it with you. The baby shower will be September 24th, which is the day of Jason's sisters birthday... and also, big shout out to my brother Jason, whose birthday it was on my big momentous day.




Nothing but good news... but man were we ever tired when we got home. We did get those burritos for Jason after all btw, and went home to call the parents and pass out :)


3 comments:

stef said...

Ahhhhhh great fantastic fab news mr and mrs goforth.... So happy for u both. Great blog sarah. Xxxx is the baby shower in USA? It's faye's birthday that day also. I'd say you are both so excited. Lots of love n hugs. Xx

stef said...

Ahhhhhh great fantastic fab news mr and mrs goforth.... So happy for u both. Great blog sarah. Xxxx is the baby shower in USA? It's faye's birthday that day also. I'd say you are both so excited. Lots of love n hugs. Xx

Celticopia said...

Update: scanning again Friday not 3 weeks from now... fingers crossed all is well :)

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