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A Daughter July 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — katiemears @ 8:08 pm

A daughter. I’m going to have a daughter. I keep saying it over and over in my head. I am beyond thrilled at the idea as I’m sure you have gathered.
Loving our little foster daughter, Baby Girl, for those 3 1/2 months gave me just a tiny glimpse into what it will be like to have a beautiful daughter to call my own.
Today we went in for our 18 week routine ultrasound. I definitely haven’t kept it a secret that I was hoping for a little girl. Of course, when I was pregnant with Michael Paul I was hoping for a little girl, but was only minutely disappointed when I found out he was a boy. And, today, I would not trade my son for anything on this earth. He is my pride and joy, my everything, my love and I am so thankful to have him.
So going into today, everyone kept asking if I had prepared myself for a boy. In a way, I had. I even had a boy name picked out that I pretty much love. I had to get excited about a boy some way. I knew it would be amazing for Michael Paul to have a brother. And, with a husband as amazing and Godly as mine is, I’m supremely excited about raising a whole litter of boys just like him. He will teach our son or sons how to be the man of God/husband/father I hope them to be one day. But, I saw him with Baby Girl. In 3 short months, that girl had him wrapped. I believe she singlehandedly changed Michael’s mind about raising daughters. Also with this pregnancy being so COMPLETELY different than the one with Michael Paul, I thought for sure this had to be a girl. I mean, I truly vomited more just yesterday, than I did my whole pregnancy with MP. This little lady is KILLING ME!!
If you’ve never had one of these ultrasounds it is basically a conflict of interest. The parents think of it as the ultrasound to find out the sex. But, the ultrasound tech’s job is to look at every square inch of that baby including every major organ to determine if everything is as it should be. Determining the sex is merely an afterthought. So, during the exam today, as I watched her look over everything, she spent a fair amount of time on the babies legs and all I kept thinking is, “I think that’s a girl. I think that’s a girl. When is she going to ask me if I want to know??” And then the time finally came when she asked if we wanted to know the sex, and we told her yes. She then got a perfect shot of her “goods” and zoomed in. There it was, 3 lines. They call it “the hamburger sign.” I looked at the tech and I said, “It’s a girl, isn’t it?” She then affirmed my suspicions. Believe it or not, I didn’t cry. I think I was just so convinced beforehand that it was merely affirmation. But, the joy is overwhelming!
I just think about the relationship I have with my mother and I long for that one day. My mom is my best friend and I hope one day, my daughter can say the same about me.
Please pray she continues to grow strong and healthy. They found one little “glitch” on the ultrasound (not hugely important) but please be in prayer about that for us. We have to decide whether or not to follow up on it and we’re not sure at this point what we want to do.
The verdict is still out on her name so, stay tuned!

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4 Responses to “A Daughter”

  1. Tina Says:

    Katie, I am so incredibly happy for you! I know you will be a wonderful mother to your daughter, because I have seen the amazing impact you have had on Chelsea spending so much time with her as a little girl. I am so excited for you and cannot wait to meet the little darling. You are always in my prayers through your pregnancy and beyond. I love you!

  2. Kimberly Abalos Says:

    I am so happy for you. Girls are awesome.
    Chris read this book when we had Sydney and has read it again 3 times. He has decided to read it every year of their lives. He has also bought several copies and given it to his friends that have had girls. It is called “Strong Father, Strong Daughter”. Michael should read this book and then you can read it. It is really good. It talks about the profound influence a father has on his daughter’s life (good or bad). He really is the most important man in her life and the person that most shows her how to view the world.

  3. matt Says:

    Woot! I am so excited for yall!

    What a sweet miracle of life 🙂

  4. Tanashia Says:

    Katie,
    I am sooooooo happy and excited for you guys!! Girls are the best. My opinion is a little bias 😉 Welcome to the Mommy of daughters club!


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