Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's A Girl!!

Yesterday was so much more fun than I could have ever imagined. Ty and I went to the doctor for our 16 week appointment and anticipated we would have the opportunity to find out the gender of our baby.

The nurse popped her head into the waiting room and asked, "Stephanie, would you like to find out your gender today?"

I just smiled and nodded. That's all I could muster through the excitement and emotion and fear that I would start crying happy tears if I actually spoke. That happens sometimes!

There's been so much anticipation and guessing, I couldn't believe the moment had arrived. Ty and I sat in the ultrasound room, and fortunately, the baby cooperated and we got a clear shot of what we were looking for. ... "It's a girl," the ultrasound tech announced.

Not wanting to get too excited immediately, we asked her if she was 100 percent sure. She said there was no question about it. Definitely a girl.

I could have wept right there. Part of me wanted a boy, but another (possibly greater) part of me wanted to experience the bond between a mother and daughter. In the hours since, I've thought about so many things.

Her adorable clothes and how broke we're going to be (one of Ty's first comments).

The things I wish for her life.

That I hope she's not afraid to get dirty and can keep up with the boys.

At some point, we could be great friends, even though I probably won't be her favorite person in high school.

My hopes of being a Godly, strong example to her.

One day, she'll get married and this will all feel like ages ago.

Her Daddy is probably going to take her duck hunting and how much he's going to love her.

Our doctor's appointment was at 9 a.m. yesterday morning, but we waited until 6:30 last night to tell the news to our family. We had a mini gender reveal and told everyone at once. It was such a special time and so exciting. LJ's mom, Mrs. Lesa, baked us an adorable cake to help share the news.

I'll tell you about the gender reveal tomorrow! Plus, we already have a name picked out and her first outfit monogrammed!


Laura said...

Wooooo! I cannot wait to meet little Miss Jordan! She is going to be a doll! We should have a gender reveal every week, that cake was good!

Lesa said...

Well, yeah, she's got a monogrammed outfit and probably a Vera Bradley pattern picked a proper Southern girl!

Stephanie Jordan said...

You're right Mrs. Lesa, of course, I am raising a lady after all!!

That cake was insanely good!

melissa said...

AWWWW! This made me cry! So happy for you!!

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

You and Ty are going to have so much fun... what a lucky little lady to have such an awesome mommy & daddy. =) Love the name!

misti said...

This made me tear up a little! One of my favorite things about having a girl is watching Alan with her. Baby girls turn those duck-hunting daddies into pink ruffle-loving, sweet-talking, sappy softies!


Stephanie Jordan said...

Ty was unashamed to tell people he wanted a little boy, but I keep reassuring him that he can do all the things with his daughter that he'd thought about doing with his son. I imagine this lady will have many trips to the duck camp!

Lauren said...

Yea for little girls!!! Not only will that baby girl melt your heart, but seeing your rough and tough husband turn to mush around her will get to you too! Watching a husband transform into a father is really special. Sooo excited for yall!

Stephanie Jordan said...

Lauren, I remember when we were at the hospital after Lila and Molly were born and Clark didn't know what to do with a baby in his arms! I'm sure he's gotten over that and is a terrific and hilarious dad! Can't wait to see what a little girl does to Ty's tough side!