The night before the ultrasound, Zac and I were playing with Theo and all the sudden Zac looked up and said, "I just had a feeling it's a girl." And so all the next day I dared to hope maybe it was. Because you see, even when Zac and I were dating, we talked about how we wanted a little girl first. We even both liked the name Reese, and would call our future little girl 'Reese' even just in conversation. When Zac and I talked about getting married and I was praying about if it was the right thing for us, I was driving down a road in North Provo, when I had this sort of image come to mind. Call it a vision or whatever you want, but I saw a little girl and a boy and I knew they were ours. And that Zac was their Dad. And that marrying Zac was what I wanted and would later bring about them. The little girl was taller and appeared older, so I assumed we would have a girl first.
Fast forward a year later when we got pregnant, and with my nausea being manageable and Zac having so many boys in his family line, I thought it was a boy, but I was a little sad that we wouldn't be getting our little girl. So imagine our surprise and utter joy when the ultrasound tech. announced, in front of the 8 young women in the room, that it was a girl! I let out a sob and just cried, and Zac cried too. (We would've been happy with a boy ofcourse, don't get me wrong! but we could hardly believe we were getting our little baby girl!)
|Waiting for the young women to come, we took a quick 15 week shot|
Now that I know it's a little girl, I keep thinking of all the things we'll do. As she's a toddler, a teenager, an adult. Shopping, talking..I can't wait to have a little buddy. I already feel so much love for her and can't wait to read to her, take her to the library, show her the world.
I was blowdrying my hair Saturday thinking about how much fun we'll have, when all the sudden I became so afraid she would die prematurely in a car accident, or get cancer (I sound crazy, don't I?), and I started to understand what my Mom would say to me all growing up, that I couldn't imagine the love a mother feels until I have my own baby. I had to remind myself Baby Girl has not even been born yet, and I don't need to worry about car accidents or cancer right now.
Months ago when we found out we were pregnant, I pinned this on Pinterest in hopes we would have a baby girl so I could recreate this nursery. I wanted feminine colors and classic storybook prints on the walls, so baby girl can have lots to look at and learn. And so now the process has begun!
I already found the Amy Butler fabrics the designer had featured, but since I can't sew more than a basic PJ pant or pillowcase, I thought this would just be a fun idea board. I was talking to my Mom about these ideas when she volunteered to sew the curtains and crib skirt! I can hardly wait and can't believe she'd be willing to put so much time in.
|Crib skirt...old lady looking, I know, but I think it will tie in some of the vintage art prints|
We're going to use a lot more Amy Butler fabrics and ones we can find to create these nursery wall arts on embroidery hoops...and I'm going to look for the white letters to spell her name. I'm still rooting for Reese...but Zac's still thinking.
I got a convertible crib for a screaming deal off amazon and a darling crib sheet from Pottery Barn.
I also found these cool vintage prints off of Etsy that come matted for only $10 each...I hope Baby Girl loves to read like I do!
I also found this origami mobile from Etsy...I wanted something that would tie in her asian heritage and Zac's love for Japan.
We were driving to eat lunch at Kyoto on Saturday, and Zac said, "Just picture her back there, in her carseat!" I can't wait.
Yesterday Zac and I spoke in church, then Zac's family who came to listen came over for dinner and to watch the Oscars. We commented on the dresses, applauded when Life of Pi swept the awards, booed others, and were thrilled when Jennifer Lawrence won. We showed them a copy of the ultrasound, and Theo ran around terrorizing everyone.
After everyone left Zac and I watched the Oscar winner for Best Documentary, "Searching for Sugar Man"...I wept for most of it and Zac kept saying, "This is unbelievable! This is crazy!" Over and over. Do it for FHE tonight--it's uplifting and I've been listening to his music this whole morning at work.