Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 727: Today Was A Gift

I couldn't help but think that to myself, as I went for a super fabulous run in the beautiful sunshine.  Wearing shorts and a t-shirt, no less.  Today was close to 70!  It was beautiful and warm and fantastic.  You can bet that run was a perfect Joyful Moment for me.

But it was made all the better by the splendid morning I'd had.

First, HH did all he could to make my morning as pleasant and smooth as possible.  Even inconveniencing himself quite a bit.

Thanks, HH.  I love you.

But the real Joyful Moment of the day goes to the little one growing in my belly.

This morning was my official ultrasound.  Where we saw this:

Don't get me wrong.  I would have been happy with a boy.  We were thrilled to learn that, as far as tests and pictures can tell she is healthy and perfect in every way.  But we were already thrilled to be having a baby, no matter the gender or the conditions.

But I really really REALLY wanted a girl.  For so many reasons.  I just wanted a girl.  And Sweet P was really longing for a sister.

It was so fun sharing the news with her after school today.  Little M wanted to be the one and she just went wild after he told her.  So cute.

So many Joyful Moments.

But this was my favorite of all the photos.  It's one of those "4-D" images.  I love how cute and precious that little hand looks.

Oh, Baby Girl* I can't wait to hold you!

Wishing you all Joyful Moments on days that feel just like a perfect gift from God!

*Not her permanent name here.  I'm still deliberating.


Nikki said...

Joyful indeed! I am very happy for you and your family! How exciting.

Linda said...

I had a hard time finishing this post, my eyes are clouded with tears of joy for you. I was wondering what Sweet P would say and do when she heard. I am sooooo happy and excited for you and your family. I LOVE that last photo too. And I'm relieved to hear that's not her permanent name. :)

My JM had to be your phone call, sharing the precious news of her gender and good health. THANK YOU! I love you!

Cheryl said...

Nikki--Thank you! We are super excited, too!

Mom--I was pretty excited to share it with you as well. Too bad you couldn't be here for this appointment! And I meant that's not her permanent name on this blog, silly. (c:

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I'm so excited for you and for Sweet P!!! Nothing like a sister...I don't know what I would do without all three of mine...the brothers I could do without! HA! Totally joking, they are good entertainment (c: That really is a fantastic day and congrats on the little GIRL!!!

Cheryl said...

Aubrey--I couldn't agree with you more on sisters! I'm SO grateful/excited Sweet P gets to have one finally!