Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I know, I know, I know....

I feel so bad. I really do. Ideally, I would not have left you hanging like that, I promise! Teasing you with my fun, new info. One of you even called this morning, just to make sure everything was okay. What a sweet reminder of the care and concern of our many dear friends. We are so blessed to share our lives with you!

It honestly wasn't my intent to wait until this afternoon to post my news. I've just been running like crazy. I got my mom and my sister called on the way home from the sonogram, but then kids were crying, the new snowfall was calling, the answering machine was full of messages that needed to be returned, and dinner needed to be started since we were having guests over. You know how it goes. Some of my very dearest friends didn't even get called before my sweet husband (love you!) posted the news on facebook. Haha! It was not intentional - I promise! (He took it down, after I called him, in case you're looking :).

We were up late Christmas shopping online - good grief, we are a little behind! And then we hit the ground running early this morning again, with the church to decorate for our MOPS Christmas party tomorrow. Then it was sledding fun in the front yard again (which means, mom runs around up and down the hills, pulling the sled behind her. Uh, huh, that's right. I am a FUN mom!), followed by hot chocolate, lunch, and - finally! - nap time.

So here I am - 1:45 pm - with my lunch and my laptop, ready to tell you my news. But you probably already know by now!

I am such a loser. But this is life, right?

Anyway, without further ado....



It looks like pink is in my future, after all!!!!! I am still in shock - was so not expecting that!

We are beyond excited - and amazed at the tiny 13 oz girl we watched kicking around inside of me yesterday. I still can't get over it. I am going to have a daughter, people! She was laying there, all stretched out, with her legs extended, one arm behind her head...very cool, this one. It made me laugh. And yes, cry. But I am NOT more emotional this time around - I swear, I am not! :)

Thanks for hanging in there, and for all the love and prayers. 20 more weeks, and you can meet her!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Rachel! That is so exciting. Your boys are going to be the best big brothers to their little sister!
Joanna

Kari said...

Well its ABOUT TIME!!! I am so very excited for you all. It will be esp. sweet to have two little girls so close in age in the family.
I'm sure seeing that u/s of her made you forget most if not all of your past and current sickness...well maybe, give it a couple more months or years.
Praising the Lord for this joyful news. I was one of those who was just about ready to call you...couldn't wait much longer.

bandanachick said...

We are beyond THRILLED with the news that you told us yesterday. Such a blessing for our little girls to grow up so close in age.
We already bought you something pink! :)

Kelly said...

So exciting, Rach! I can't wait to meet this sweet little daughter of yours!! Love you and praying for you!

Tanya said...

Wow! How wonderful! I've been waiting so impatiently to hear your news! We are so excited for you and continue to pray for this little one and her Mommy!

Reagan said...

It's so funny to me to imagine a little baby laying out with their arm behind their head...very cool. I can't wait to see what she looks like!!

HopiQ said...

Mom and I are thrilled at the news!!!

April said...

That is such wonderful news! Congratulations!

Beth said...

Congratulations!!! Girls are so much fun...but so are boys. Have fun shopping for pink, but get some other colors too, because if not, her closet will look like cotton candy exploded in it!

Christina said...

Congratulations on your little girl! That is so exciting! What do the boys think about a little sister?

Kim & Dave said...

WOW!!! I was wondering about this news!!

That will be sooo fun!!!

meesh said...

I had to skip to the bottom of your post to see what you were having before reading the top part! =) We are so excited about your daughter!

jenica said...

After one of those crazy days, too, I am finally getting to my computer (newly fixed) just to find out your news. I've been wondering all day.

And, HOOOOORAAAAHH!
I am so happy for you! The mother/daughter relationship is such a treasure. I have my sleeping Leyla next to me in bed (Daddy's traveling)- I'm so thankful to share in her life.

You will be a great mom to this girl.

Eryn said...

i have tears in my eyes for you! i always cried at my kids sono's. it just makes you realize what a little miracle they truly are and how thankful you are that everything looks healthy.

Anonymous said...

I just have to say again how excited I am for you! In addition to the excitement over girly things in your life, it's just so fun to see the family dynamic change with each child. I know I love to see Doug interact with Nyah in a different way than with Jakey- very sweet. I've been thinking of your baby girl off and on ever since we found out - brings a smile to my face. Hooray for more girl cousins! Love to you all, Sonja E

BruinsDoins said...

I was surprised when Lorien was born, as I had kinda expected her to be a boy, but it's the kind of lovely surprise that doesn't take much getting used to! Your little one is going to be enthralled with her big brothers, and they will be so sweet with her! And how fun for her to have a girl cousin that's just several months older! God is already blessing her young life...He is just so good!

Sarah said...

yea yea yea!!! Girls all over the place. I had lunch with eryn bloom today and she asked if I knew. Sitting at the computer in my present state of BIG is not fun, so I haven't been very good at checking my friends' blogs. I am so excited for you!!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! How exciting! What a great excuse to buy all new clothes and such. =)

I wonder if this was why you were so sick in the beginning? I think I've heard that sometimes little girls can cause more problems than little boys with morning sickness and stuff. Who knows, it could be an old wives tale.

Rory said...

Hi Rachel! How fun to have a girl! Now you won't be so outnumbered! Or, maybe, that feeling comes when they (the boys) are older? Even our tortoise is a boy, so I'm way outnumbered! I asked the boys the other day, "so what if we have a girl?" Joel responded, "Well, I know that if anyone tries to hurt her I'll beat 'em up!" I'm sure your boys are going to be very sweet and protective of your little girl! Can't wait to meet her! Praying for you!

Michelle said...

Welcome to a whole new world! I'm happy for you.

Robin said...

Oh fun!!! Congrats! What a blessing to get to experience mothering both a girl and your two wonderful boys! :)

Michelle said...

Yeah!! I was hoping you would have a girl:)my cousin Michelle and I are two months apart and have been very close despite life's changes. I hope that is the same for you and Ruth's girls!

Jen said...

Hi Rachel! I've never commented before. In fact, I can't really remember how I found your blog but I so enjoy the peek into your sweet family's life! We had two little girls (who are now 16 and 13) and then two little boys (11 and 9)! I remember being TOTALLY shocked that God would give us not one but TWO sweet boys. Congratulations! Enjoy these last few weeks as a mom of two and may God continue to bless your sweet family!

Church Family said...

That's so exciting. All the girl stuff is so fun :). Congratulations!