Monday, October 4, 2010

Think Pink!

What a wonderful day today was!

I was SO excited and anxious all day about our 4:00 sonogram this afternoon.  I couldn't sleep last night, and kept dreaming about baby boys and baby girls.  At one point, I even had a dream that there were six little round baby heads on the sonogram screen!  The mind can play funny tricks on you...

Today was a day of waiting, and it took all of my patience to stay focused on my work and not look at the clock too often.  When 3:30 FINALLY rolled around and I packed up my stuff to leave, I couldn't help but smile.  And I haven't stopped smiling!

Mark met me at the doctor's office right on time.  When I walked in, the tech was waiting for me and immediately ushered me back into the room.  I was so relieved that I didn't have to wait any longer.  Partially because I had one full bladder, and partially because I had been waiting all day.

I haven't had a sonogram yet because my insurance only pays for one in the course of my pregnancy.  I'm not high-risk or anything, so I've had to be very patient waiting for this day.  It was literally one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.  To know that this precious little miracle is growing inside of me just takes my breath away, and I am totally in love with this little girl!

I had such a sweet ultrasound tech, and she explained every detail of our little baby with such care and love.  She started by showing us the profile, and the baby's face.  Then she asked if we'd like to know the sex.  We both practically shouted "YES!" and she continued to move the wand around until she could find the right angle.  Of course, I didn't know exactly what she was looking for, but she stopped and said (slowly, I might add)..." looks like you have....a baby girl!"

Well, it was all over after that.  Tears and kisses and hand squeezes and dozen of prayers sent up to an amazing God who has trusted us with this baby girl.

She continued to show us baby girl's kidneys, bladder, heart (all four chambers), brain, spine, and all the yummy little body parts like fingers, toes, tummy, knees, etc.  She was kind of curled up in a ball most of the time, but she did cross and uncross her legs, and reached her hand behind her head.  It was amazing to see her moving around!

All along, I know Mark has been dreaming of having a boy - and I hope I can give him one some day.  But today, he was all smiles as he talked about the new little girl who we will be meeting some day soon. :)  And she will be a daddy's girl, I just know it.
Isn't she cute already?? :)

We went straight to my sister's after the appointment.  I had to tell her in person and see her face....she thought all along that it was a girl, and was very excited to hear that her prediction was right.  She, of course, had a gift all wrapped up for me upon my arrival.  It was the night light that my Granny made that my mom used in my nursery.  Then Sis used it in Grace and Nick's nurseries when they were little.  I can't wait to find a special place for it in our baby girl's room.

Lastly, a picture of the so-happy, so-in-love, so-thankful parents-to-be!


  1. That's one of the best stories I have ever read!! I'm sooo thankful she is healthy and has everything she needs, not mention a lot of cuteness- I can tell already! I am so excited and happy for you! :) Love you, Danica

  2. Congratulations on wonderful news of a healthy little girl! Baby girls are so much fun (of course, I'm sure boys are fun too, but I don't know anything about that yet!) Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and getting ready for the invasion of pink! :)