Life is so good. Two days ago my husband Sam and I found out that we will be having a baby girl! Since the day we found out we were expecting, we have hoped and prayed for just a healthy baby. With so many people asking me what I wanted, I could never quite say, because all I knew is that this little miracle forming inside me would be just what God had planned for us. And boy or girl, this would be one of the greatest blessings I would ever know.
Sunday night before our ultrasound appointment the next morning, I asked Sam what his final guess was, boy or girl? He surprisingly got kind of serious and turned to me and said “A baby girl, hopefully just like her mom”. Tear! He knew from the beginning, but I wasn’t so sure. My mom came along with us to the ultrasound. I wanted her there to share with me in this special moment. She has been the most incredible mother, supporter and friend…and if I am just the half of what she was for me, I would be doing something right. She and Sam stood by my side as the doctor spread goo all over my belly and motioned around until she found a clear picture. “Girl” she said…..and then came my bout of tears and laughs and kisses. It is one of the most amazing things to actually see her squirming about inside of me on the screen (God knows I can FEEL her!). The doctor assured me that although I am small for 5 months, that the baby seems to be growing healthy and strong, actually measuring a little big for where I am at! Such comforting news! The last time I saw her this way was at 12 weeks when she was just a tiny thing, the size of a lime. Now, at just over 20 weeks, she weighs almost 11 ounces and measures about 10 inches from head to heel. I got to see her tiny hands and feet and her big round belly. Looks like she might have daddy’s full lips too! We are so thrilled! Now I just need to force myself to control my spending, because shopping for a girl comes a little too naturally!
If anyone knows of any great baby websites (for clothes, decor, furniture steals, ect) ….do tell! I would love to add to my ever growing list! The hunt begins….
These beautiful photographs were taken from the blog Thoughts From Alice W. She too is expecting a little one, and I imagine her nursery will be just perfect…perfectly vintage.