Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Boy or Girl?

It’s definitely a GIRL!! We are both SO excited to finally know and to start planning for her arrival! I’m sure the next question from most of you will be “What are you going to name her?” We haven’t decided yet, so we’re not going to tell anyone until we know for sure – Sorry! :( Apparently everyone else has more “intuition” than myself though, ‘cause I had no inclination one way or the other. I’m not one bit disappointed that it’s not twins either!!

The three dots in a triangle means a girl!

The whole process of the ultrasound was amazing!! She was so active and kept kicking her legs back and forth, and stretching her arms over her head! She stretched her whole body out, arching her back and everything. It’s just amazing that she’s only 4 inches long and moving so much, yet I couldn’t feel it. I’m 99% sure I have felt her twice though. Once was on a Sunday driving home from Neil’s brother’s house, and the other was the morning of the ½ marathon – I think she was wishing Daddy good luck! I just feel so lucky to have this sweet little daughter join our family. I feel so bonded with her already! (Probably sounds cheesy, but it’s so true!)

It's kind of hard to make out, but her face is turned toward the camera, you can see her eye sockets, her little nose, cheekbones, and chin.

Just a quick plug for Fetal Fotos – it was TOTALLY worth it! For anyone who’s anxious to find out the gender, or even who just wants another glimpse at their little one, I would totally recommend it! We got 8 printed images, a CD of probably 30 digital images, and a 5 minute video set to music of the whole thing! Neil and I watched it again before we went to bed last night. It’s kind of like my little window inside the womb! We are both thrilled to be pregnant, dying for her arrival, and anxious to be parents! We know it will be hard work, but we are looking forward to every minute of it! Thank you all for your support and for your enthusiasm in sharing our excitement!

Isn't she beautiful?

10 comments:

Bret and Laura Nicholson said...

We are so excited for you. You are going to be great parents. Congrats on having a girl, they are so sweet and so much fun.

Niel & Brittany Lund Family said...

How EXCITING! I'm so happy for you.

Landon and Debbie said...

Girl Power!!! I guess these girls just can't wait to join the fun. Well at least we have plenty of clothes to go around. She is just going to be beautiful, just like her darling parents.

Just the two of us said...

Yea, she is beautiful! Hey, we are having a bbq in Provo canyon on Friday at 4:00. WE WANT YOU THERE!!! It will probably be our last get together-sniff sniff!

Jennifer said...

Happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy joy!!!
Lufve you!

Suzie said...

yes, she's beautiful!

and so great to know the sex right away. definitely fun to bond that way.
really excited for you. Congrats!

Leah said...

Congratulations! Girls are SO much fun!

Tillmann Fam said...

Yeah!! Congrats! Little girls are SOOOO much fun!

Cara said...

So exciting!!!! Congrats. Girls are the best to have as the oldest! Can't wait until she's here.

Ed & Lindsey said...

These three girls are going to have a blast!! Name options to share?! Thrilled for you two!! Baby girls are the best!! Keep us posted on everything.