I'm a dreamer, and I have always imagined what my family would look like one day. How many children would I have? Would they be girls or boys? How close in age would they be?
Well today the first piece of that mystery was solved. We had our anatomy ultrasound, and learned our baby's gender!
As I lay there on table and the ultrasound tech squeezed the warm gel out on my stomach (I always thought the gel was cold. that's what they always say on TV and the movies...?) my heart was racing. And I thought I would burst from the anticipation as I was laying there for about 15 minutes while the tech took all of her measurements and checked the heartbeat.
The waiting wasn't all torture though, because we got to see our baby for the first time in 12 weeks! The last time we saw it, it looked like a peanut. This time was much different! We could see its nose and mouth, all of its tiny little ribs and vertebrae. At one point, it opened its mouth very wide, and the ultrasound tech told us it was yawning! Not only that, but we could see its feet and hands with its tiny fingers and toes. And of course we saw its little heart swishing away in its chest. "Miracle" is not a strong enough word.
And then it was time for the big reveal! I held my breath and tried not to have any expectations as the ultrasound tech said,
"You're having a girl!"
I think my heart exploded in that moment, and I was instantly in love with my DAUGHTER. In that instant all I could picture was pink, ruffles, dolls, sleepovers, curly pigtails, giggly conversations, girls days out, and so much more!
Just knowing she's a girl has made the whole thing so much more real for me. I wish I could even put into words how in love I am with my daughter, and I haven't even met her yet!
And while Luke joked for the past 4 months that it was a boy, I think he's pretty in love with her too. I am so excited to get to see him be a daddy to our little girl. She's pretty lucky in that department.
I'm going to sign off and enjoy my weekend! I'm sure my head will be in the clouds for the next few days!