Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We're having a...

...HAPPY BABY!!! We had our 20 week ultrasound a few days ago and much to our surprise the technician gave us a 3D photo of the baby's face. In the photo our baby was smiling. It was just adorable! The smile is completely my husband's and we both fell in love with the baby immediately. At that point it didn't matter to us at all anymore if the baby was going to be a boy or girl. All that mattered was that it was a part of us and we couldn't wait to meet him or her. A few moments later though the technician got the "money shot" and announced we were having a little girl, at which point I started crying. We were both just overwhelmed with happiness. The baby was dancing and wiggling and smiling on the screen and it was absolutely one of the best moments of our lives. I worried when we decided to start trying to have a baby if it was the right thing to do even though it's something we both always thought we wanted. We've been married nearly 5 years, ages 36 and 42, and are both fairly set in our ways so it was a little worrisome that maybe having a baby would just add stress or we'd realize we weren't really parental types. Probably lots of people who wait to have their children until later in life have these thoughts. It's hard sometimes to step out of your comfort zone and upset the status quo. From the moment I got pregnant though all those thoughts vanished. We definitely made the right choice and regardless of all the work and stress that may come with having a child, the joy and love is 10,000 times more overwhelming.

I hope for the baby's sake that they guessed the sex correctly otherwise there is going to be a sweet little boy wearing a lot of pink! My husband had to rush out and buy a couple of pink outfits and a blanket. I'm keeping the tags on just in case though :).

So here's the photo of our little girl wearing a smile like daddy's. Right now she most closely resembles an elf which is appropriate since she's going to be a Christmas baby :). We're totally in love with her!

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