Tuesday, July 28, 2009

You Ready?

You ready for the news? Well here are a few ultrasound shots...these always just amaze me...that we can peak in there and see a miracle growing. Truly amazing! I found myself grinning through the whole ultrasound. I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of such a miracle.

This is an excellent shot of the mouth and nose. We had an in-depth ultrasound lasting about 40 minutes since Jimmy was born with a cleft. This little one's mouth and nose look great (as does everything else)!
And here is the tiny foot that kicks me throughout the day. And I suppose you want to know the gender? We contemplated not finding out. It would be a really cool surprise to wait until the birth. But we just couldn't withstand when the tech has that wand right there and can so easily tell us. So we found out.
Het is een meisje! Did you not understand? Let me try again...
Het is niet een jongen. Still didn't get it? Guess you need to learn Dutch. :)
And last of all, a belly shot. This was taken on Sunday. I am somewhere between 21 and 23 weeks along. I know, confusing...I'll let you know if I ever get an actual due date!
Okay, here is a clue....something I made for the little one...

It's a GIRL! We are thrilled! I had lots of fun making this tiny dress. I made it from one of my shirts. Click here for the free pattern. It really is quite simple...if I can make it by hand (aka NO sewing machine) in ONE day then certainly any of you can make one too.

14 comments:

Amy B. said...

Oh Erika...I am so excited for you...little girls are so fun and so cute to dress up!!! YAY!!!

Vanessa said...

Congrats!!!!! How exciting! A little girl... I guess you're going away from the trend. :) That's okay though! You look so cute with your little baby bump. And that dress is adorable. I am so happy for you guys!

Danielle said...

Erika,
Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. How fun to have a little girl after two boys...I wonder what that would be like! :) I'm so glad everything looks good with her. That must be such a huge relief. Sometimes I wonder if we were to have another one (especially if it were a girl) if everything would be okay! Love the dress, you talented little thang!

annafowler said...

That dress is darling! Congrats on having a girl! Now you get to finally participate in froo-froo stuff- fun!

And I bet it is such a relief to know she won't have a cleft. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! -Anna

Dawn said...

Congrats. You look so good. Little girls are so fun. I have a website to do fun hair do's on little girls. Look at my blog. It will be fun for you when she is getting hair. The little dress is cute too.

Megan said...

I had to cheat and scroll down to see the dress. I'm too impatient and you were playing with me there. :) That's so exciting!!

Rachel said...

Congralations Erika! I'm so happy for you. Little girls really are extra sweet. And yours is going to be such a doll!

Rob and Jill said...

YEAH!!! CONGRATULATIONS on the meisje! You didn't fool me:) She'll be lucky to have two big brothers to watch out for her.
Your tiny belly is so cute, and way to go on the dress! You're awesome.

Karlene said...

Congrats! That's wonderful. Boys are great too, but it's nice to have variety. :)

melanie lucille said...

Oh YAY! I quickly google translated your Dutch before I even scrolled down! I'm too impatient. Congratulations!

Michelle D said...

Hooray for little girls! They are so precious. Congrats to your family!

Rich and Natalie said...

Congratulations! So exciting. Glad you had a good trip and the travel was okay. I'm flying to Utah in a few weeks and even though it's only a 5 hour flight, when it gets tough I'll think of you doing it for a much longer flight :)

Foxy 4 said...

Congratulations. Girls are so fun. What a cute dress you made. Oh and you are super cute pregnant. We miss you. It's so fun to see pictures.

Jones Family said...

I know I am behind but I just heard and looked up your blog...how exciting for you! Congrats on the girl. You have succeeded where I have failed. j/k I love my boys but...a girl would be fun to dress!