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Ultrasound photos of our precious baby and the LONG awaited announcement......

Monday, November 30, 2009

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

WE ARE HAVING A BABY GIRL!!!!!


Profile photo of our baby girl at 19 weeks...


Another profile with her knee to her nose and her hand behind her head.


My little girl's footprints

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!
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  • 2BEARSMOM
    I've been away from SP (bad girl I know) so I haven't been able to catch up, but this was the first blog entry and I checked as soon as I signed on today~ Yay! PINK! Little girls are wonderful. Little boys are too, but I'll never forget being pregnant with our little princess (She is 10 now) and it is all so magical! SO excited for you!
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  • CHANDTE
    Congrats...how exciting...I can tell you're just tickled...PINK!!
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  • SPIRITRUN
    Jen, in the second picture, with one arm behind her head and her knee to her chest, it is quite evident to me that she is picking up mom's exercise habits in the WOMB! You are a great mother already! Such a good influence on her!
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    Your blog brought happy tears to my eyes. Your joy is palpable in every word you type. I am so happy for you!
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  • WIXNWAX
    Jen, I am so excited for you and your husband! Little girls are precious, but so are little boys! Did you ever hear the "there was a little girl with a little curl right in the middle of her forehead"? Well, that little rhyme is very, very true! And little girls have their daddy's wrapped around all their little fingers! We were blessed with a daughter and a son and now with one granddaughter and 4 grandsons! There is nothing more precious or more special than God's gift of children! I am so happy for you all and so thankful for your sharing your gift of life journey! God bless you, Jenn. You are definitely going to be a wonderful mother because you are a wonderful lady! Love you, Judy
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  • WIXNWAX
    Jen, I am so excited for you and your husband! Little girls are precious, but so are little boys! Did you ever hear the "there was a little girl with a little curl right in the middle of her forehead"? Well, that little rhyme is very, very true! And little girls have their daddy's wrapped around all their little fingers! We were blessed with a daughter and a son and now with one granddaughter and 4 grandsons! There is nothing more precious or more special than God's gift of children! I am so happy for you all and so thankful for your sharing your gift of life journey! God bless you, Jenn. You are definitely going to be a wonderful mother because you are a wonderful lady! Love you, Judy
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    Congrats on a GIRL!! before you know she will be here! Sounds as you will be a wonderful mommy! She will have her daddy wrapped around his finger. Little girls usually do emoticon
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  • AVALONAPPLE
    Congratulations on your little girl! The pictures are beautiful...what a privilege to see this little life blossom right before our eyes. Thank you so much for your motivation and for sharing your family with us. Your blogs are so uplifting and they really have inspired me. Have fun decorating and shopping! Speaking of which, I recall that you mentioned you loved Little House on The Prairie? I can't think of a better way to start a little girl's library than with the book collection. Ofcourse it will be a few years before she can read them herself:)

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  • TRASEE
    Aw! What a wonderful blog Jen! It is so full of happiness and it was so touching to read! Congrats to you and your husband!
    You will be the best parents.
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  • KEEPGOING87
    aww this blog brought tears to my eyes! You will be an amazing mommy! and im sure your hubby is so excited! congrats!!! you deserve the best
    4066 days ago
  • FITAT50
    Congratultions, I am so happy for you, you're going to be fantastic mom!
    4066 days ago
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    You are gonna make an AWESOME MOMMY Jen! What names are you all looking at?
    4066 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Awhhhh girls are so wonderful! What a beautiful gift of love you gave your hubby...he had to be soooo touched!

    I'm so happy for all three of you! Blessed be!
    4066 days ago
  • JENONTHEROX
    Sooooo precious! :)

    I totally knew it was a girl before reading a word because of your new rockin' PINK background! WEWT! PINK team! :)

    What a wonderful way to introduce her to your family... & to us, thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life here. It really brought lots of emotion out in me, complete with my eyes welled up in tears.

    Don't forget the Sound of Music in that group of films. I grew up with all of those as well, watching them with my mother. They're all so dear to my heart.

    So happy for you Jen!
    4067 days ago
  • NUTRIGIRL08
    Oh Jen how wonderful! Girls are so wonderful even though they grow up to be drama queens (mine is 10 going on 16)! No seriously I am so happy for you! Blessings!!!!
    4067 days ago
  • THE_SILVER_OWL
    Out of all the blogs I have read today, yours definitely made me the happiest. Congratulations and best wishes to you, your hubby and of course that baby girl soon to be adding even more joy to your loving family. ~JJ~

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  • SUMMERCHANNY
    Wow, I am in tears too and I'm not even crier ;o) I am soooo sooo happy for you Jen! You'll be a terrific mom, no doubt!!
    4067 days ago
  • BAMATEACHER
    Congratulations! She's beautiful! The second photo is my fave; you can see her face.
    4067 days ago
  • 2NDCHANCES
    What a WONDERFUL blog! If this one doesn't warm the heart, none will. ;)

    What you did for your hubby was PRECIOUS! I am sure he will cherish it always! And sharing the news with your family in the way that you did was so very special. :)

    Isn't shopping for girls the BEST???!!! I'm such a girly-girl Mom! lol But I have a blast buying pink, pink, pink!! emoticon

    You are going to be an INCREDIBLE Mom and your baby will be VERY blessed to have you both as loving, motivating, inspiring, God-fearing parents and followers of God. You are an inspiration to us all- both physically & in the awesome person that you are. Thank you for blessing us all with your *friendship*! :)

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    p.s. AWESOME sono pics!!
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  • HEALTHY4CAROLYN
    Congrats. . .Girls truly are special - boys are too but something about a little girl - mine is now 7 and she has been a wonderful blessing! God Bless!

    Carolyn
    4067 days ago
  • PARTICLEGIRL22
    Congrats on a healthy baby girl!!
    4067 days ago
  • LOLAGEEK
    Congratulations! First that she is healthy! Second that she is a girl!

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  • SPARKCUTIE
    IT´S A GIRL!!! emoticon
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Be blessed baby girl!

    Hugs,
    Adri
    4067 days ago
  • PBGWILLIAMS
    Yeah!!! Congratulations to you both! You will LOVE having a girl. They are so fun! Our little princess is 6yrs old and it has flown by, enjoy and savor EVERY moment possible. I am soooooooo excited for you! Yeh!
    4067 days ago
  • MBSHAZZER
    AWWWW!!!! Great news, Jen! I'm so glad you had a wonderful experience sharing the good news with your family! Very glad for you. Now.... on to some names! :D
    4067 days ago
  • SHAWNATONY
    how blessed!! congrats and Im SOO happy for you!!!!!!!
    4067 days ago
  • VEEJAY3
    You are making me cry. So hard. I just spent Thanksgiving with my 22-year-old daughter (our first child) and I'm remembering. Remembering.

    She is now an amazing woman, and we have an amazing relationship (even as a college student, not a day passes without her calling/texting/telling me she loves and misses me).

    You are headed for the very best job you have ever had in your life!!! And you are JUST the kind of woman who understands how to treasure each second of it. Oh, that all children were born into homes like yours. The world would be perfection.

    May God hold your family in the palm of his hand and richly bless you. May He send you the wisdom for every turn in the path of parenthood.
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  • EAT_MOVE_LIVE
    Congrats on finding out you are having a girl! emoticon emoticon
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  • JRIESSEL
    Congratulations!!! I have two little girls and there is more pink in my house than I ever have imagined! Enjoy your little girl!
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  • LEANVIXEN
    Congratulations on your little girl! It sounds like you and hubby are having a great time preparing for her arrival. She is so blessed to have such wonderful parents! And especially for having a great role model to look up to as far as fitness and health are concerned!
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  • PINKIEB1
    She already looks like a runner!!

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  • no profile photo CD1425027
    OMG!!!!!!!!!! I am CRYING reading this!!!! So happy for you!!!!

    And I love the gift you gave Micah!!!

    You are truly blessed!!!! and a blessing to have as a sparkfriend!!!!
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  • BIKE82X
    Congratulations! Girls are great and I hope the experience is everything you wish for. Enjoy every bit of the process.

    Ann
    4067 days ago
  • CRKRJAK
    yay how exciting! Thanks for sharing!
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  • TWALKER0475
    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing with us! I was beyond excited when I found out that my third baby was a girl - my first two children were boys!
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  • TWALKER0475
    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing with us! I was beyond excited when I found out that my third baby was a girl - my first two children were boys!
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  • CFLOTT
    Aw! Congratulations! Truly the most amazing experience - those ultrasounds - up until you have the baby of course!
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  • MOMTO9SWEETIES
    Congrats on your baby girl! I am mom to 6 daughters and they are such a blessing and such fun! Enjoy that sweet little one!
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  • KUANGIE
    Congrats on your healthy baby girl. Decorating is the best! What a sweet way to tell your parents. We did the picture frame with US pics to tell our parents too. Have a healthy rest of your pg!
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  • MYTURN11
    Congratulations Jen!
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  • TERJEGOLD
    What wonderful news! Having never known the sex of any of my children I think it's such a miracle to actually know beforehand. I saw my grand baby's 4-D ultrasound and was so moved by how clear he could be seen. These next few months of preparation and anticipation are going to be so fun and memorable for the both of you.
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  • SEXYANGELINLOVE
    CONGRATULATION...

    I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE DAY THEY TOLD ME I WAS HAVING A BIG GIRL..

    But no one know it was going to be a REALLY BIG GIRL.. 9 lbs 3 oz...

    Congratulation once again
    Wishing you for a strong healthy baby girl
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  • IMARUNR
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So sweet and thank you for sharing. I found a cute little book at Jos A Banks called Father to Daughter (Life Lessons on Raising a Girl). It's really sweet and we really enjoy thumbing through and reading...one says: "Write her a short poem that includes her name and how much you and her mother and God love her. Recite it to her every night at prayer time."

    I created a lullabye with babygirl's name in it and I sing it to her every night, before bed. I've been doing this since she was born, and when I'm not home and DH puts her to bed, she sings it to him.
    Love to see you relish in this amazing experiencing!!
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  • PRINCESSNURSE
    Congratulations! I am a mom of 2 girls and they are so much fun and such a blessing.
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  • NAENAE1213
    Awww, just brought tears to my eyes about the pillow for daddy!! What a sweet present!! I've been trying to figure out what to get for my hubby (at delivery) and I might have to steal your idea (if that's ok).

    I'm SO happy for you!!!
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  • MARSHA48
    aweeeeee how sweet. emoticon GBU both and Daddy too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • WLB101092
    Congrats! As "Mommy" to 2 darling little princesses, I can so relate to your new found joy and excitement over the future!!!
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  • DRAGONFLY1974
    Congrats!!!!
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  • LIGHTNINGRUNNER
    Jen - congrats - Girls are great, but are a hand full. I have a 16 yo one if you want a teenager. LOL just kidding. I love the present you gave to your husband.


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