Monday, May 23, 2011

bows and curls or puppy tog tails??



i am just over fifteen weeks along in this pregnancy and finally had my first doctor's visit today. truth be told i loved the doctor i was seeing before we moved and it's been a hard thing to make the leap to see someone new. it's not like this is just a doctor for the sneezy snifflies. oh no. this is a doctor who gets to know ALL of your business. you follow? it's never too comfy to do a meet-and-greet handshake with someone and then two minutes later be all spread eagle on a table with your bare feet in cold stirrups. at least that's my opinion.


but such is life. so you do it and you turn your eyes up to the ceiling and go to your happy place. which is what i did. i was at the beach. it was lovely. and then i was brought back to life when the ice cold sensation of oozy slime hit my tummy. there was the lovely sonogram machine. amazingly enough the non-stop, all day long sickness and protruding belly have not been all i needed to solidify that there is a little person taking up quarters in there. so the first little glimpse of our tiny addition was like coming up for air. we saw the heart fluttering away, we saw wild hands flapping about and tiny little legs stretching to their max. we saw the face, which i know is precious, but at this point reminds me of something not of this world. we saw life inside of life, which will never cease to be amazing to me!


now do you want to know what we didn't see? we didn't see boy parts. not a single trace of them. i kept waiting to get excited thinking that for sure any second i would hear "oh wait. there it is." but that second never came. can it be? will i finally be dragging out "the box" ? i do think so friends, i do think so. it's a GIRL for the broomall home! finally we'll be swinging a little balance this way. the four-year-old and two-year-old are happy with the idea of a sister too! they've even chosen a few more gender appropriate names, which for now are our little secret. i WILL tell you however that their first choice, which was "larry boy", has been happily tossed out. phew!

the ultrasound showed me a week ahead of my due date of November 12th, but for now it looks like we will stick with it. watch out girls department, here i come! {wild eyes and all!}

xoxo.ash

10 comments:

Lacey said...

Yay!!! Hooray for baby girls!!! I'm so excited for you!! She is going to be so spoiled.

Davis Family said...

Congrats! So exciting!

katilanae said...

What exciting news...oh how you will love your little girl and all the sass that comes with it!

Felicia said...

I am so happy for you guys! (a little jealous too... :) I also have a "box". That I hope to be able to put to use someday. Glad I am not the only one! Congratulations!!!

Jerry and Charlsye Miller said...

oh yay! I know how you feel. We wanted a girl so bad after two boys. Now we just hope the ultrasound isn't lying :) oh it's going to be sooo fun. I'm excited for you! Congrats!

Janadt.Huggins said...

Yipppeeeee for little girls!!!!! I'm going to start making you some killer bows!! Congrats, this is super exciting. Also, great post, way to capture the feelings of a sonogram perfectly.

Devin and Melinda said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! Girls are so much fun! I hope you are feeling well now!

JDButler Family said...

Ashley~
You are such a WONDERFUL woman, mother, daughter, girl...
You never CEASE to amaze and delight me!!! (and many others via WWW :) I cannot even begin to imagine what will come of your long awaited "pink" little bundle of joy! So anxious to meet her and spend a lifetime getting to know and experience what she will bring... <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 lots of this to be sure (;

{nicole coombs} said...

Once again I have to tell you I am SOOOOO excited for you!!! That and you will be having your little lady the same month I had mine!! CAllie was born on the 18th looks like you will have her before that date (for your sake I hope so!)

lexlovesjate said...

Congrats! Yay for baby girls!