Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's A Girl!

The wait is over! Most of you already know that we are having a girl. We are just thrilled! But I have to tell you about the emotional rollercoaster we went through the day of the big ultrasound. Of course I had been a nervous wreck as I always am before appointments, always dreading bad news. This time I was nervous and anxious to find out the gender. I had been counting down the hours. My appointment was at 9, and at 8:30 I thought, yes, only 30 more minutes. Then my cell phone rings and it's the dr's office telling me that the ultrasound tech has a sick child and wouldn't be coming in that morning. They rescheduled my appointment for the following Monday, but still wanted me to come in at 9 to see my dr. UGH! You would have thought the world had ended! I was crying and carrying on like a 5 year old. I was so disappointed. Plus we were leaving from the appointment to head to the beach and I really wanted to know the gender before going shopping! But I pulled myself together and Cliff and I went to the dr.

Around 9:45, as we were in the waiting room, I saw the tech come in. I took a deep breath when I saw her. Cliff said it was like she was a rockstar or something. I was trying not to get my hopes up, but then she called my name a few minutes later. Shortly after that we were able to see a beautiful healthy girl squirming around on the screen! It was really crazy because I still couldn't feel it, but since then I have felt movement a few times. I'm ready for a good strong kick from her!
After all that drama, we were thrilled to find out that we are having a baby girl and I love to be able to call her a "she" and by her name, which is, by the way, Amelia Kate Furr. Kate is after Cliff's mom, who many of you know passed away 4 years ago. Amelia is her first grandchild and we miss her so much, especially at milestones in our life like this. We are proud to be able to honor her by giving our daughter her middle name.

Now that we know who she is, I'm am busy searching for a crib and preparing her nursery. I will post some before, during and after photos of the project soon! Below are some pics from her ultrasound. The middle one is pictured like she is sitting on the camera, so you see her little booty, and supposedly you can tell she's a girl. It could have been a boy for all I knew! One of my favorites is her sweet little foot!


Anonymous said...

you know ultrasounds always make me cry but this one really did! i'm so excited to meet my neice!--katie

Anonymous said...

i meant niece. haha. oops!