It sounds so cliche, but it’s so true. Love.at.first.sight. My heart is completely packed with love for her and I cannot wait to hold her.
After finding out November 21st. (Yes, we have known this entire time) and keeping it a secret to make our Christmas cards (and put together gender reveal gifts), the suspense was killing me. Most people said boy. Almost 99% of people who knew me (and those who didn’t) would look at my belly and say: “boy!” Most said I was carrying like a boy. I really am too. But…she’s all girl. With her momma not being the girly girl type, I can see why she’s getting all the boy hype.
I knew it was a girl from the day I took the pregnancy test. I felt it in my heart immediately. I cannot explain how it felt. But I just knew. And even all the old wives tales pointed to all girl. I even did a blog post about it here. Maybe the other mothers out there can relate to what I am talking about. That “feeling” of just knowing. Motherly instincts. And the funny part is, Bobby knew the entire time. But he never wanted to voice his thoughts because he didn’t want me to think that he wanted one over the other. But as we sat in the waiting room, waiting to be called back I turned to him and said: “Tell me. Please. What do you think BS is?” And he said, “I think BS is a girl. I have always thought girl.” My heart melted.
The second the ultrasound tech put the Doppler on my belly, our little sweetheart was showing us her goods. And as he was holding my hand, the ultrasound tech immediately said “girl” just as I whispered it in Bobby’s ear and after those words came out, Bobby gave my hand a little squeeze. Tears came rolling down my face and he got a little choked up. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE GIRL! After the first bout of excitement passed I knew that God had it in for me. I put my mother through so much stress and I can only imagine what I’ve got ahead of myself. I had a good laugh at that thought. I quickly reminded myself how innocent she is.
We can’t wait to hold her, kiss her, smell her, and teach her how to be strong like her momma and smart like her daddy. We can’t wait to read to her, sing to her and laugh with her. I can’t wait to rock her at night, bathe her during the day and spend all my time just gazing into her little eyes (which I hope are as beautiful as my husbands). I am so much in love with this little being; I could never explain it. The feeling is overwhelming. The excitement is over powering. The planning is never ending. I just cannot wait to see what she looks like.
I’m a mom.
I have a daughter.
We’re going to be parents.
It took me a while to gather thoughts of how I wanted to make this moment special for my mom, my sister and sister-in-law. It was so important to me to tell them in a way that was meaningful and thoughtful. Especially since I would not be able to tell them face-to-face. At first we were going to only do Christmas cards with photos of us announcing that it was a girl. But then I wanted to do something a little bit more for each of them. Between work, decorating for Christmas and all of the other gift-giving planning, it took me forever to come up with ideas for their gender reveals. After spending a day making homemade Christmas ornaments, it finally came to me. I was going to make them each homemade Christmas ornaments. That way, each year they can be reminded of this time, how it felt to find out and how exciting it was. BGS will be 9 months old next Christmas. I am so excited.
I made these using the crayon with a hairdryer technique. It was so much fun and so easy. Check it out on my Pinterest Board, Christmas Crafts.
Their responses were priceless. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get Jennifer’s. But I did get Nick to capture Mom’s and Mom to capture Rachel’s. Here they are:
We are so happy, so thrilled and cannot wait to meet our little Angel. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and happy for us. Please keep an eye out for your Christmas cards to be coming in the mail sometime next week (probably tomorrow-Monday).