Friday, April 8, 2011

It's a...

GIRL!

SO many of you guessed a girl and I just love that James knew it all along, too. :) My husband and I are overjoyed, and not just because we were both longing for a little girl, but because all went well during the scan and the baby appears to be perfectly healthy. Here's a photo of our little babe...We had our scan early this morning, but didn't find out the gender until this evening because we wanted it to be a private thing. Here's what we did: instead of having the ultrasound technician tell us the gender during the scan, we prepared a piece of paper in advance that read:
"I am going to have a baby______!" The tech was to write in "sister" or "brother". Eight (loooong) hours later, when my husband got home from work, James opened the envelope and read the completed sentence to us. It was such a special moment and one, thanks to our video camera, we'll never forget.

Oh happy day! Off to shop for pink things now!

PS: We've had a name chosen for a while now, but we'll be keeping it a secret until she's born. :)


~Thank you for your comments!~

74 comments:

Vanessa said...

:-D Congratulations!

Kayla A. said...

Congratulations!! =]

JodiAnn said...

Congratulations!! Fun to have a boy AND a girl :)

Kat said...

yay! congrats on a girl! :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Mrs. Bee said...

Congratulations!!! I have been waiting for you to post what you are having. I bet you and your family are just over the moon! I really hope you post a few of your favorite pink things that you get for your little girl.

Mrs. Bee
http://thebumbleinthebee.blogspot.com/

jlbee said...

congratulations! little ladies are such fun!

Anna @ The Imagination Tree said...

Oh that's just SO exciting! And I love the way you chose to find out all together as a family. So many precious memories being made. Have fun shopping for pink- it's wonderful!

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

Yay! Congrats! I have a girl and it is fantastic!

Deb Chitwood said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so excited for you! Knowing how wonderful it was raising a boy and a girl not too much farther apart in age from your children makes it even more exciting! I'm sure James will be an awesome big brother - and what a wonderful family your little girl will be welcomed into! Lots of love and blessings! Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com

Caitlin said...

Yay! That is so exciting. Congrats to your whole family. :)

Amy said...

Congrats. What a wonderful way to find out. It must have been a lonng eight hours. Have fun shopping for pink, I have two boys so little girl dresses sound wonderful:)

Stephanie said...

Ohhhh!!!! I am am so happy for you! Have fun shopping for all that pink! I'm sure that James will be over the moon!

Mozer said...

Congratulations! What a fun way to find out. How exciting!

Heather said...

Yay! How exciting!
Pink ROCKS in this house :)

sbswtp said...

Yay congratulations!!! Little girls are so fun to dress!!! :-) Wishing you a happy and healthy reminder of your pregnancy!!! :-)

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Oh my goodness, this totally brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet and special way to find out! Congratulations!!!! :)

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

Congratulations!

Megan said...

That is wonderful, congratulations!!

Lulu said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for your and your family, and I completely agree; having a healthy baby is the best gift one can receive. Congrats again, and being the mother of a daughter, shopping for girls is so much fun!

Sara said...

How exciting! Enjoy the pink. :)

MN said...

What exciting news! Congratulations to you all!

Amy L said...

Congratulations!! I have loved, loved, loved having a daughter!!

Corrie said...

perfect!

Katie said...

Congratulations! I love the way you decided to find out what you were having, and you have admirable will power for not looking at the paper.

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Congratulations! Love your creative way of involving the whole family in the reveal - just may have to steal it if we decide on another!

Jade =) said...

Aww, I love how you got the news, what a fun way to be able to share it with your family! Congratulations!

A not so good writer! said...

That is such a creative and cute way of announcing it.:)

jeana said...

congratulations!! how fun!

Darcey said...

Congratulations on your baby girl!

Sarah said...

How exciting! Congratulations :)

Dinah said...

Congratulations! Following you this past month, I feel like I've gotten to know you and wish all good things for you. I'm so happy for you and your family. I love the way the moment was savored. What a blessing!

The Real Me! said...

Congratulations! I love the way you found out. I bet it was really hard to wait that long.
Have a fabulous night.
Kim

phasejumper said...

Yeah! Congratulations!! Love how you kept it secret! Must have been a LONG eight hours!

rainbowmummy said...

Well I guessed wrong, but I am delighted for you :)

Happy pink buying!

XX

paulnness said...

What a special time for you all. Such a thoughtful way of including all the family at the news of a baby girl. That is a priceless gift :) Congrats!

Terri said...

Oh Happy Day - congratulations!! That was really such a special way to find out. I have a girl and boy and having one of each is sweet delicious! (I'm sure having two boys or two girls is just as wonderful too!) Enjoy getting pink :-)

Princess Kwangware said...

I guessed right. Am happy for you!

W-S Wanderings said...

I LOVE how you arranged it, with the slip of paper. And SHE is beautiful :-)

Smiling...

Jessica said...

Congratulations!!! So glad your u/s went well and you found out you are having a healthy baby GIRL!!! :)
I have 7 more weeks until I find out about my baby!

Adela said...

Love it! This is how we will make our announcement in 4 weeks. What a wonderful idea!

Savannah said...

congratulations!

Mommy Moment said...

Mari-Ann,
This is such wonderful news! Thank-you for sharing that special moment with us!
(hugs)
Jody

M. Brayner said...

Parabéns....muitas bençãos de Deus para vocês....

Julie Ann said...

Wonderful, happy news! Congratulations!

Julie Ann said...

Wonderful, happy news! Congratulations to your family!

Lulu said...

Congratulations and what a lovely way to find out/let James know!

All the best with the rest of your pregnancy and have fun buying pink!

MommaBeast said...

Congratulations!! And I am quite jealous... :)

guladzntz said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Holly said...

Aww...congratulations! Girls are so much fun! Can't wait to hear the name! Enjoy shopping for her!

Emy said...

Oh congrats! What a wonderful idea letting James open the envelope like that!
:-)

Steph B said...

Pink fluffy thoughts coming your way...beady socks, hair bows, bracelets and baby dolls! Oh you are going to have sooo much fun!

The Windy City Duo said...

Have enjoyed following your blog for awhile now. Love all of you amazing ideas.

Just wanted to say CONGRATS

Storyteller said...

What a beautiful idea to have your son reveal the results to you! Congratulations.

Brenda said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Tawny said...

Congratulations! May every day, hour and moment of this tiny girl's life be a blessing to your family and friends!!

Annicles said...

Oh, that's lovely news.
Don't go mad on the pink though. Fight the princess culture and let your girl be who she needs to be.

Joyful Learner said...

Congratulations!!! What a great idea to videotape the special moment!

SimplyMontessori said...

Congrats!!! So happy for you!

Big mamma frog said...

Congratulations! You must be thrilled!

I was also thrilled when my last child was a girl (after two boys). Although, apart from a few pink clothes, she has grown up to be just like one of the boys and is always on top of the scrum lol!

Hope your pregnancy continues healthily and smoothly!

The Education Of Ours said...

Congrats! As a Montessori mom of three girls, I suggest you stock up on flower arranging items :)

So happy for James. There's nothing as sweet as a boy having a baby sister!

Lindsay said...

How wonderful!! She is going to be one lucky girl! Congratulations!

Elise said...

A new baby girl - congratulations. What a precious way for all three of you to learn about your new baby girl. I am very excited for you.

Eddie said...

Congratulations! I remember I almost fell off the examination chair when they told me my middle one was going to be a girl - they are super-rare on both sides of the family. I'm so happy for you, that you'll get at least one of each as well!

Sippy Cup Central Mom said...

I am so happy for you! Karen

Susana of Montessori Candy said...

Yay, Congragtulations! :) Have lot's of fun shopping for pink! I know I did after finally having two girls after the four boys!
God Bless you!
-Susana

Lieke said...

congrats! I occasianally flip by your blog from Holland. But this time I had to respond. I'm also due 22nd of august and its also a little girl so dubble congrats from across the ocean!!!!

Lisa said...

Awww....

Get ready to make some PINK sensory tubs for James!!!!!!!

Congrats..

Elle Belles Bows said...

Aww! She is beautiful! What a fun way to find out! Very happy for you guys! Blessings! Kerri

Leptir said...

Congrats! Great news :-)

Olives and Pickles said...

This is wonderful..I wish you good health and lots of REST!!

The Princess and the Tot said...

What a precious and special way to find out what the gender was!! I am so happy for you. Congratulations!

Kami said...

Congratulations! :)

becca jo said...

YAY!!!!! that is awesome mar-bar! i'll order her zephyr girls track outfit ASAP ;)

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