Tuesday, February 26, 2013

We're halfway there! Our little girl is growing and so is my tummy! (I'm actually 21 weeks tomorrow...I'm just slow to post.)

My sick days are coming less and less which I'm extra grateful for—I'm starting to feel a bit more like myself. Hooray! We've also started to feel baby girl's kicks! It's the sweetest feeling. I'm sure I look like a loon, but every time I feel her move, I stop everything and wait for her to kick again.  Cree took me to a Jazz club in Detroit for Valentines and she kicked through the whole set. Made the night even more special. Needless to say, Cree and I are pretty delighted with our baby girl.

Monday, February 18, 2013

We're having a girl! A sweet baby girl. While Cree and I sat watching her suck her thumb and cross her cute little ankles on screen for the first time, my heart felt so full—I could hardly speak. We love her already, and pray she continues to stay healthy and strong. (Both Cree and I were premature babies, so we often find ourselves whispering little reminders to "stay in there!")

We wanted to find out who we were having when it was just us two, so we had the ultrasound technician check boy or girl on our notecard (below), and we opened it at home. For some reason, we both felt like it was a little boy—not that we had a preference—and were tickled pink to find out we assumed wrong. Since then, we haven't stopped talking about peter-pan collars, daddy-daughter date nights and Jones family cuddles.

Photo by Amanda Jane Jones (and yes, we are totally channeling A Cup of Jo!)

Click below to see some cute ultrasound (little foot and profile) photos and our baby notecard...