April 13, 2011

on a (pink and ruffled) announcement...

ahhhhh!
We were lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time during my "belly" appointment today. Since the wee one didn't cooperate at our last ultrasound, I felt the need to beg my doctor to give us another ultrasound today. I wasn't trying not to get my hopes up, so I didn't tell many people about it. But, honestly? I just really (really, really, really) wanted to know what we were having. Jay, too. I'm not good when it comes to changing plans (just ask my husband) and since we had decided to find out since the beginning, I couldn't imagine waiting until the actual birth for the surprise.

So, as it turns out, the nurse who usually does ultrasounds was right around the corner and wasn't busy. When we asked about having one done, he shrugged, smiled and guided us down the hall. Immediately.

Needless to say, it felt like Christmas. And I wanted to kiss him on the mouth a little bit.

Once we were settled in and the nurse started the ultrasound, it was obvious. Well, at least to me, because I've hunted down enough ultrasound photos to know what girl parts look like on the screen. I saw the three lines and almost squealed. I held my breath and waited for him to confirm it.

"It's definitely a girl."

My heart did flips, I was speechless, Jay and I grinned at each other, and it just felt…right. The past few weeks I've been so confident it was a little girl floating around in there and it was just an incredible moment to find out for sure. (Also, conveniently enough, most of you had guessed pink instead of blue on this post!) I'm absolutely thrilled and blessed and so, so thankful. Not just that I get to have a daughter, but that she is healthy, growing, sporadically modest, and kicking away at my bladder all the livelong day.

If you need me, I'll be sitting in the corner, freaking out (in the best way possible) while dreaming of ruffled headbands and listening to Raffi. Amen.

76 comments :

  1. happy happy joy joy!!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  2. Ahhh! Congratulations to you and Jay! So happy for you.

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  3. OMG THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! A little girl!!! AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! A little Kerri, double awwwwwwwwwww!!! So excited for you and Jay!!! So excited to hear more about her! AWWWWWWWWWWW!

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  4. Eeeep!! So, so exciting! Congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations! I agree with you-- how could people possibly bear to wait in the days before gender-determining ultrasounds? :)

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  6. I KNEW IT! I'M SO HAPPY I MIGHT BE CRYING A TINY BIT! KERRI! YAY! UNINTELLIGIBLE GIRLY NOISES.

    Love you!

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  7. :D :D :D I have a huge smile on my face, Kerri! Love to all three of you.

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  8. I'm soo excited for you guys :) This is amazing and I can just imagine sweet little headbands on her head. Oh and I'm sure you will create some pretty little things for her! x

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  9. I knew it! Yay! Congrats!
    Pink cupcakes all around!

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  10. Congrats! I can't imagine anything different for you this time around. :)

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  11. Congratulations!!!! How awesome :)

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  12. girls rock! you will have a blast.

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  13. Yay!

    You knew it didn't you? I had the same thing with the dreams. I dreamed one night that I was having a girl and I woke up the next day convinced. Everyone else thought boy. Mama was right! (Which means I'll probably be wrong if I'm lucky enough to do this again!)

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  14. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    um, yeah.

    SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is such wonderful news!

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  16. So exciting! I can't wait to hear about name possibilities :) Congratulations!

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  17. So exciting!!! Congrats, mama! Girls are SO MUCH FUN.

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  18. *passes out from sheer joy*

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  19. YAYYYYYYYY! Having a little girl is just love love love.

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  20. EEEIII! Congratulations! You are going to have such a beautiful little girl, so excited for you :)

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  21. YAY! Oh man, she's going to be SO CUTE! So excited for you! :)

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  22. YES!!! I am so so SO excited to see this little ball of joy when she is born!!! You and Jay will be perfect for this little girl.

    Congratulations. Let the making of the flower headbands commence. :)

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  23. yay! a million times yay! so excited for you kerri!!! and yay for headbands and tutus and all that fabulous girly stuff, woo wee!!

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  24. Congratulations!!!! That's so exciting!

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  25. YAY!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  26. Ohhhh a little girl! Congratulations!!!

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  27. So excited for you! You are going to have the cutest girl ever, and I can imagine all of the girly stuff you'll be crafting. :)

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  28. Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

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  29. Congratulations on a healthy little baby (girl)! :) :) :)

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  30. So excited for you!! Congratulations on your little girl!

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  31. I KNEW IT!!!! congratulations!

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  32. Congratulations my dear! These are such exciting news. Time to get those little baby girl outfits, right!! :D

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  33. I'm still so excited about this! :)

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  34. Congrats!! That's great news! My sister had a little girl a couple of years ago, and she's just so much fun (plus, she's getting a sister in June!) I hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth!

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  35. Congrats to you and how very exciting! I'm sure she'll be a doll. :)

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  36. oh happy day!!! I am so freaking excited and cannot wait to see what cuteness you will be dressing her in!!!

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  37. Congratulations! That's so exciting!

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  38. SO FREAKING EXCITING. I would like a girl now too, so our girls can be friends. It's genius really. OR I could have a boy and our babies could be married. In 30 years or so :)

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  39. Congratulations! I don't think I've ever been so excited to hear something about a almost complete stranger. Best wishes and blessings on you and your sweet baby girl.

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  40. How crazy - I just posted that we were having a girl yesterday!!! I'm totally with you - it is the best feeling ever and she already has my husband wrapped. Congrats and happy shopping!!

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  41. Hooray! I love having a girl so so much.

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  42. Ah ah ah!!! Oh my gosh! Soooo exciting. :D I am so happy you got to find out that she's a little girl! I can't wait to see the cute little outfits you will put her in. :D How adorable. Yay!

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  43. Congrats and yaaaaay for baby girls!

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  44. A GIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRL!!!! well, hot dog. a cute hot dog though, with lots of frills :)

    CONGRATS!!!! that's so exciting!

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  45. Yay!!! Congrats!! she's going to be the most beautiful little girl!

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  46. Congratulations!!!! Ohh my goodness, you are going to just love having her follow you around and be your little buddy. It's the best. I am so excited for you!! xoxoxoxo

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  47. So happy! So very very very happy!! YAY!

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  48. Congratulations!! A sweet lady baby :)

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  49. Congratulations!!! Do you have a registry so we can buy your daughter pretty things?

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  50. awh congrats on finding out your having a little girl:)
    that is so exciting,
    i can't wait for that stage in life.
    p.s. i can't stand glee either! glad to know you agree.
    following you now:)

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  51. I am soooo excited your having a girl!!!! I am super happy for you!

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  52. Congrats, again girl! You're going to have SO much fun with you little girly!!! Think of all the sweet things you will get to make for here, YAAAAY!

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  53. What wonderful, wonderful news! COngrats!

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  54. BABY GIRL WISHCAKE

    AH!

    YAYYYYY!

    JUST THINK OF ALL THE OUTFITS!

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  55. I KNEW IT! :) I'm so excited for you, you're going to make such a wonderful mother!

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  56. I just heard the news that you found out your having a baby girl! I am so excited for you, your going to have so much fun with that little angel! You and Jay are going to be great parents. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and go buy PINK!!

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  57. Oh, heck, I'm just so excited for you! Congratulations!

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  58. So exciting!!
    Raffi is amazing :-)

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  59. Eeee! I'm so excited for you! I had a feeling it would be a little girl. :)

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  60. Yes! I knew it! So, names? I'm so excited for you Kerri!

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  61. CONGRATS! Yayyyy! So happy for you! Your sweet baby is going to be the most darling girl ever! So, so exciting! Woo hoo! XOXO

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  62. YES! So happy for you! I can so see you with a little girl, amazing. xo

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  63. You crack me up that you'd already checked out what girl parts look like on the U/S. I should have done that becoase when the tech showed us, I was like, "ARE YOU SURE?!" (I was convinced she was a he) and she was like, "Yes, there would definitely be something there."

    Then the other day I had some (annoying) woman in Costco tell me [my belly, apparently] "looked like a boy." (I know, WTF?) and I was like, "Well, I've looked between her legs and she's a girl!"

    Not super classy, but hey, that's me :-)

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  64. ohhhhhhhh yaaaaaay!!!!!! :) So so so exciting, Kerri!! I myself am partial to little girls, as you may well know, and I just know you're going to have SO much fun with your little mini wishcake. She's going to be precious and beyond adorable, and have you and Jay wrapped around her itty bitty fingers in no time. :)

    I simply cannot wait to "meet" your little girl. YOUR GIRL! YOU'RE HAVING A GIRL OH MY GOODNESS EEEEEP!!!!

    ok, done now.
    so excited for you, my friend.

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  65. Congratulations!!! Girls are so awesome. I should know, because, um, I am one.

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  66. Awww, little girls are the best! They have such cute things for them :)

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  67. Yay!!! So excited for you both. :D

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  68. I thought I commented on this post, silly me!!!! Oh my gosh, I am OVER THE MOON excited for you that you're having a little girl! You are going to be SUCH an amazing mama to a baby girl- I just can't wait to meet her and see all the darling craftiness you come up with for her!
    It makes me smile just thinking about it, HOORAY FOR BABY GIRLS!! :D

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