Monday, January 7, 2008

Oh My...It's a Girl!!!

That's right. We're going to have a daughter! Everyone who gave a prediction said girl, so I know most of you aren't too surprised. We're so thrilled, of course, to know that God decided it would be best for us to have a girl. I'm still in shock. Joel says I'm in denial. I'm really not. I just had a hard time believing it at first. I kept asking the technician how she could be sure and how she knows the two "girl parts" she's looking for aren't those other two "guy parts" we saw on Jonah. I was a little neurotic at the doctor's office I think, but Dr Fanning said the sonogram technician had never been wrong, and she'd been there for several years. "Well, great...I'll be the first one she gets wrong," I thought. But seriously, I'm starting to believe it. Just not enough to get rid of Jonah's clothes and bedding until after she's here! But it's sinking in more and more. She. SHE. She's a She! Wow. Well, I told many of you that if God gave me a daughter, it would be because He knows what will keep me on my knees! And I definitely feel that is true today. I'm already lifting up her little heart to the Lord, asking Him to protect it and grow her to be a strong woman of influence with a sweet heart for Him. Even though I'm a little scared of a "little Hannah," I'm filled with excitement and joy and I'm ready to meet our little girl!!! It's such an amazing rush when you see all of your baby's organs and watch them move inside of you - there's a sense in which I feel like I know her already. Wow, this girl thing will really be different. What a great journey it will be! We are blessed.

I get to buy hair bows now. YAY!

11 comments:

Becky said...

Congratulations! I had the same feeling as you when they told me Sarah was a girl. Our technician hadn't been wrong in 12 years, so my thought was, "Then it must be time!" But it wasn't! I'm sure it's not for you either! Congrats!

Amanda said...

I knew it!!! I thought it might be a girl, but we all know my predictions are often false :) I'm so excited for you and your hair bows! I hope to see you, baby girl, and Jonah when you guys come down next week! I want to know names!!!!

Christa said...

I am so excited for you! I did not find out what Becca would be in advance, but I was not sure I wanted a girl and I had to get used to the idea. I CANNOT IMAGINE life without her. It is so much fun to do her hair and watch her twirl around when she is wearing a dress. I LOVE having a little princess, even if she is a bit emotional at times. Boys are wonderful...Girls are special. Looking forward to meeting her. Glad to hear everything looks good.

Courtney said...

I am so excited for you!!! I knew it was a girl...I just had a gut feeling. So Parker Jane? Yeah!!! I was nursing Creighton when I read this and although I didn't really ever picture myself with a girl...she's pretty fun and really cute! :)

the melton's said...

Congratulations on your daughter! We already can't wait to meet her. I'm glad she has a good big brother to protect her.

Have you bought any girl clothes yet?? So fun!

Melody Slaton said...

Awesome news! I want to know what Jonah thinks about having a baby 'sister'. Didn't you say he already knew it was a girl? You'll have so much fun with her!

khowze said...

Congrats to you and your family! You will love having a girl...and hey, I should have that down by now (you would think, but not really), so I can offer advice (maybe?). I am very excited for you...will it be Parker Jane? I love that!!

Lori, Landon and Logan said...

Yeah! It's a girl! That is awesome! Jonah is going to be a great big bro to a little sister! And you get to buy those cute Mary Jane shoes too!

Marci H said...

Congratulations Hannah!!

Betsy said...

Awww....I can't wait to meet little Hannah!

Aubrey said...

Hi Hannah - I ran across your blog and noticed that you guys are expecting a girl!!! Congratulations! How exciting. It is great to catch up on your lives. Hope you're doing well - keep in touch.