Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today Ethan and I were given good tidings of great joy. A girl, we are having a girl.

We went to the doctor in hopes of getting an ultrasound today. Luck was on our side and our wish was granted. We saw her tiny spine and rib bones. We saw her fluttering heart.

We are excited. Such an excellent Christmas present.

45 comments:

{Erica} said...

A great Christmas present indeed. You know I can't say if boys are better/easier than girls, but I can say that girls are so much fun. Now you'll have a mini-you in your kitchen.

sheena said...

YAY for girls!!

karin said...

Congratulations!

Jessica said...

Congrats on the baby girl! Your boys are going to love her.

Lars said...

Congratulations! The gift of life, and healthy life, is the best gift indeed. Jack and Van will make great brothers slash protectors of their little sister.

[Morgan] said...

i can't get over it:)

Jeff-Lacy said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Melanie said...

Oh, yay! I'm so happy for you. So, so happy.

AzĂșcar said...

Sugar and spice!!

Shanicherie said...

What a wonderful day for you Whitney! I am SO happy for you! And I also think you are a bit funny for not going to the doctor till now! You weirdo! I bet everyone's so excited!

rookie cookie said...

@shani - I didn't go to the doctor until now cuz it's not like they are going to tell me anything I don't know. It's just "Hey there, pee in this cup, stop gaining so much weight and we will see you next month." I thought I would keep the boredom at bay as long as I could.

Sarah said...

Congrats on the girl! They are the best... well, I am biased.

Taryn said...

LUCKY!!!! I agree with you about not going to see the doctor until now. I should have done that. I am sort of annoyed with the visits these days. "do you have any questions?" they always ask....nope, I have got it by now.

karin said...

I put off going too. I don't do any of those tests anyway so I don't see any point in going. A lot of people think I am weird for not rushing to the doctor the minute I find out I am pregnant.

rookie cookie said...

I would go to the doc sooner if it was neccessary, but I have had two very healthy, normal pregnancies and I have felt just fine.

In my opinion, I feel like pregnancy and delivery are personal issues and to each her own. Whatever way you are most comfortable going about it, do it. One way or another, a baby comes into this world.

Frieda said...

Congratulations! You will enjoy your precious little girl ~

Kalli Ko said...

laaaaaddddyyyy!!!!

Jack and Van are going to be awesome big brothers. Happy Congrats to you my friend!

Tricia said...

happy girl!!!!!! that's the best! the best thing I've heard all day!!! congratulations! I wish I could tell you just how different it is going to be....how they are hard-wired for girl-ness....and how they are emotional, and motherly, and sassy, and kind-hearted, and will absolutely postively steal your very soul the minute you lay eyes on your daughter. and you're never the same again. :::sigh::: I'm so happy for you. so completely happy for you.

Lindsay said...

Way too cool, Whit!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

What joy!! You made my morning. I came looking for my latest kitchen inspiration, and I found something much more inspiring.

Blessings to you all...what an amazing gift!

Jelli Bean said...

Many congratulations! I'm sure she'll be well taken care of with two older brothers. Suitors, beware!

ec said...

a girl. i love girls. i love boys too, just none of my own ... yet.

a huge congrats to you and all your boys.

Alyoops said...

Congratulations! :)

Me, Only Better said...

Congratulations! Girls are so lovely (= Boys are too, but there is something special about a mom and her daughter!

Laura said...

Congratulations!!! Girls are so much fun... hope you are ready for all the drama they come with :) (I have two and its a blast... and one boy) Happy for you!

Anderson Family said...

Congrats!! Girls are super fun. She will have her daddy and big brothers wrapped around her little finger! ;)

Sparks said...

Nice what Me, Only Better said. She's right, nothing like a mom and daughter relationship--we were total and complete witches to our mom. Poor woman.

Poor you.

rookie cookie said...

@sparks - that is exactly what I have been thinking.

keely steger said...

Oh, I know you're going to love having a girl in the kitchen with you! Congratulations!

rookie cookie said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I appreciate them.

T&C said...

Told ya Whit, I have a gift. CONGRATULATIONS!

Mrs. Organic said...

Congratulations! What a way for your first appointment to go.

JC said...

Most happy and excellent news!! You have literally MADE yourself a friend for life. Lucky baby, lucky you.

Mike and Jill said...

Dude. I am over the moon thrilled for all of you! Huge congrats and hugs!
j

cooknkate said...

That's wonderful news!! Congrats!

ruth said...
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Krista ... said...

Yay yay yay! Congratulations! And again, YAY for a girl!

Vanessa and Company said...

Whitney!
Congratulations! I too am biased, and think girls are super awesome, mostly since I have two of them. Now you won't be totally outnumbered, yay for girls! Hope you and your family have a great holiday :)

beck said...

some of each! lucky you are!

ljkc said...

Oh Whitney!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D !!!!!

xo

{natalie} said...

i love having a daughter. i am so happy for you. and how lucky for her to have two older brothers to take care of her.

Kiki said...

Congrats what a wonderful Christmas present for your family!

Kristin said...

Oh my congratulations!!

Kate said...

Congats! A cute little girl to add to your family!

Ingrid said...

Oh, wow! Almost missed that. Congrats....on a sweet baby girl. I can't wait. Like you I have two boys (twins) and a younger singleton girl. Oh, the joy you'll be in for. Did your Mom or Dad ever tell you I hope you have a daughter (child) just like you? :)My daughter is my paybacks.
~ingrid