She's A GIRL!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

I already posted my announcement photo on social media, but figured I'd also write a little something about adding another little lady to our family!
First off, I cannot begin to explain how relieved I am!
As all expecting parents, we were really just hoping for a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy.
We would obviously have been happy with either a boy or a girl, but of course were kind of "hoping" for one or the other.
From the moment I saw that very clear positive, I was hoping it would be a girl.
First off, a girl just felt right to me.
I have a two year old girl already, a whole lot of little girl clothes, have changed hundreds of little girl diapers, felt totally comfortable with raising a girl, and just loved the idea of reusing basically everything we already have.
I purposefully got all of our baby gear the first time around to be gender neutral so we wouldn't have to worry about that in the future, but when it came to wardrobe... there was nothing "neutral" in her closet ha.
Since Hunter is still in school, it just felt so much more comfortable to have a little girl.
Not only that, but I have been obsessed with our girl name since I was 18 and was just dying to use it.
So, at 12 weeks we had an ultrasound and the tech says "are you guys going to find out what you are having this time around?"
I responded, "yes, but probably not until 20 weeks because we don't want to pay at 16 weeks this time..."
He then looks at me and says "well I know what you're having already, do you want to know?"
I looked at Hunter and said "Do we? Do we want to know right now?"
I was worried I wouldn't know how to feel about what he was going to say because I wasn't prepared to know that early but blurted out a big 'ol yes!
He then says "okay, I'm 90% sure you're having a girl!"
I immediately felt relief and was so happy we wouldn't have to worry about buying much of well... anything!
He of course then says " I'm not usually wrong, but this is a very early guess so we'll make sure to check again at 20 weeks."
Because it was so early we only told close friends and family but if I'm being honest... I really didn't want to tell anyone haha.
I felt like it would be "less exciting" news to have another girl even though for me, it was exactly the news I was hoping for.
So, we just continued to pray for our "baby" and knew there was still a possibility of hearing something different at 20 weeks.
Fast forward 8 weeks and we're at the 20 week ultrasound.
The tech is going through all the anatomy and then says, "So what did I tell you you're having at 12 weeks?"
After telling him a girl he says, "Okay! Let's find out if I was right!"
Suddenly I panicked and thought "wait... what do you mean 'if'... What if it is a boy? I'm not prepared for a boy!"
Next thing I knew I was staring at the screen where he typed out that we were in fact having a girl!
I let out the biggest sigh of relief and whispered "oh thank goodness."
Like I said earlier, we absolutely would love to have a little boy... but at this particular time I am SO grateful this little one is a girl!
I am already dreaming up matching dresses on holidays and watching them play dolls together!
Hopefully they get along haha.
At some point, I absolutely want a boy... and Hunter of course does too!
We are definitely not stopping at two kids.
However, right now, I know the Lord was very mindful of us and placed this baby girl into our family at the perfect time.
Oaklyn gets a little friend, I get to be at ease while Hunter finishes school, and ya know... I get to use my name ;)
So anyways, we just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you for the congratulations and well wishes!
We are thrilled to welcome another baby girl into our family and can't wait to share her name!
For now, we will be calling her baby C :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

I just had to include this picture because Oaklyn's face is the best haha! And no... Hunter didn't buy pink Nikes for this picture haha. He already had them from Breast Cancer awareness month (BYU makes sure to support!)

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