Monday, November 30, 2009

Ultrasound photos of our precious baby!!

Well, I think it is safe to say I have made you wait long enough....

WE ARE HAVING A BABY GIRL!!!!!


Profile of our baby girl at 19 weeks...

This is a tremendous blessing for us! We are so very excited and overwhelmed with joy! When we found out November 16th, it was one of the greatest moments we have ever experienced. The ultrasound tech asked us if we wanted to know, and of course we said YES! OH YES! She started off taking measurements of the baby and checking the various organs and so on. Then out of nowhere, she said, "It's a girl" We just started crying as we were so happy. The best news came when all of the measurements and details of the anatomy came back healthy and right on track. This was our deepest prayer, to have a healthy, strong baby...boy or girl. That evening we went out to celebrate with a nice dinner. Before leaving, I gave my husband a present. A small pink pillow with a chocolate brown and white ribbon on top. Monogrammed on the pillow, it read..."My prince did come and his name is Daddy." My husband cried and the look on his face was one I will not forget. He was having a little girl, or his little princess as he would say.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday we were able to tell our family the good news. Everyone was very excited and it served to be a wonderful reminder of all we have to be grateful for this year. My Mom and Dad were the first to know and we presented them with a picture frame with our baby girls ultrasound photo inside. The frame was white with a border of pink and white with a stroller and baby items on the frame. When my Mom opened the box her first word were, "It's pink!" Then she and my father started to cry. I know this was a moment they have waited a long time for and it was so very special to us all.

Now for the fun details! Nursery decorating, shopping etc....

Since finding out we have been on a pink shopping spree! I have found some of the cutest outfits and things for her room. This weekend we started our registry. Now, I have to say that is has been a blast! We started off registering at Pottery Barn Kids, then Babies R US and finally Target. Babies R US has a great selection but there are not as many around compared to all the Targets, so we looked there and we were pleased with the baby products they carry. Yesterday we bought our baby girl her crib and changing table. We love the crib so much! It is a sleigh crib in antique white, perfect for a little girl!

We are starting to look at colors and themes for the nursery. We found a very light pink we like for the room. With this we are thinking of doing a washed/faux antique look to the wall faint stencil patterns scattered throughout the room and or above chair railing. We love to decorate so this quite fun for my husband and me. We bought a book on nursery design so it will be fun to see what we can come up with!

I have to say that since we found out it was a girl I have been watching all my favorite movies and shows I had as a child. Everything from Little house to Pollyanna, Mary Poppins to Anne of Green Gables...I just love the idea of having a little girl! We are just in a state of joy that I cannot explain. We feel blessed, truly blessed in every way. I thank God each and every moment for my healthy baby girl. I hope to be a good Mom, one in which she can look to for guidance, love and support...always and forever.

I am now 21 weeks along and going strong! I feel wonderful. I just want to soak up each and every moment! Thank for all for sharing this precious journey with my family. Your support motivates me each day to keep going strong! Many thanks for all your emails and comments....

Blessings! My little girl and I are now off to do some more Christmas shopping!

11 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

You will be a great little Momma. I am so excited about your baby girl. This is truly the best time of your life right now. What a joyful feeling you are experiencing right now. have a good day.

Cheryl said...

Congrats! That is wonderful news, such a blessing!!!
Here's to a lifetime of cute oink girly stuff!! Having 3 boys, I will not be participating in anything but jeans and transformer toys!

Teresa said...

CONGRATS! How exciting! My third baby was my little girl and I went nuts with pink! Enjoy all the decorating and keep up the outstanding pregnancy workouts!

Jacey said...

woo hoo!!! that is fantastic news!

Mary M said...

Congratulations!!!!!! You will have so much enjoyment from your daughter!
Mine is now 11 and we have a blast together!

Oh will you have a great time dressing her too!

Health and Happiness to you and family!

God Bless!

Mark said...

Awesome...amazing!! Congratulations!!!!

brendaontheRun said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations

erin said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you! Do you have a name picked out yet?

Sandra said...

Congrats Jen - this is so exciting !!! And we get to watch you experience this growing living human being inside of you .... I can feel your joy and love through your written words.

Krissa said...

This makes me want to cry!!! I am so happy for you. I agree with Sandra...I can feel the excitement, happiness, joy in this post.

CONGRATS on your little princess.

Bren said...

I love the little baby icon on your right side bar... that is sooo cool! I wish we had things like that when I was expecting. I had to do things OLD SCHOOL referring to baby parenting books!

SO happy for you - you are in our prayer!