Hello Baby

Last night I lay in bed not able to sleep for the excitement of today. Today I had my 20 week ultrasound.

Long after Allan had drifted off I quietly thought about baby and how amazing it is that there is a brand new life growing in my belly. I felt so very blessed and just plain lucky that this gift was given to me.

As I lay there thinking about baby, there was a sudden, firm kick. I smiled at the perfect timing.

The loveliness of the moment didn’t end there. Baby kicked and twisted and jumped and turned for the longest time.
My eyes teared up as I brought my hands to my stomach and felt the tiny little body moving beneath my fingers. Feeling your child move for the first time is so amazing. I can imagine that no matter how many times you’ve been pregnant that first moment of feeling that there is indeed life in there is stunning.
Last night wasn’t the first time I’ve felt movement, just the strongest πŸ™‚

I’ve known I was pregnant since I took a pregnancy test back in January. It was confirmed through an ultrasound and heartbeat. But feeling baby? Magical.

Just as magical… seeing our munchkin this afternoon.

We got to find out the gender today.

And I can’t possibly put into words how happy we all are!

And I’ll let you all in on a secret. All of these clothes were bought in the last four months. Yes, before I knew it was a girl for sure!
I’m so in love with my baby girl.
Oh and I should add, baby girl was measuring right on with how far along we think I am. 20 weeks and 1 day. October 5th is for sure the due date!

26 thoughts on “Hello Baby

  • Feeling the baby move was always such an awesome feeling! The best part of pregnancy!

    And congrats on your baby girl!!! πŸ™‚

  • OH MY GOSH!! SQUEEEEAAAAALLLL!!!! I'm so happy for you! I hoped it would be a girl for you. Congratulations, Ariana. I'm so happy for you.

  • Congratulations! I miss all those little kicks and turns and flutters(until they get hard and start to hurt! ;))!
    Enjoy the next half of your pregnancy!

  • This post has made me tear up – so “beauty full”. Wahoo for a baby girl. Bring on everything pink and pretty.

    A miracle and blessing indeed.

  • Congratulations!! Your mom intuition was right. Yeah for another girl.

    I'm so happy to hear that your baby girl is healthy and measuring on target.

    I love all the clothes you have on the clothes lines. The outfits are so cute.

  • I've been waiting to see this post!!!! πŸ™‚ Before I read or looked at what the answer was I thought to myself “girl”…and I was right! πŸ™‚ I'm SO HAPPY for you!!!!! Reading about her moving in your belly brought tears to my eyes! That IS such a magical time in pregnancy! It is AMAZING that a human can actually GROW inside of us isn't it?!? Truly a miracle! I'm SO happy you are having another little girl! I bet the girls are beyond excited aren't they?! πŸ™‚ I can't wait to see her and get to know her little personality like all the other precious babies you have! πŸ™‚ Congrats on welcoming another girl to the family!!! We're so happy for you! πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations!! I intuitively knew the sex with my last two before finding out, but was never brave enough to go out and put my money where my intuition was! πŸ™‚ You talking about feeling the baby move made me get excited for another one (but that is a ways off for me).

  • Yay for baby girls! My girl is due Sept 12th. I also bought that same I love Daddy shirt at Target – so cute! I will have to find more cute frilly things like you have. Congrats!

  • What a beautiful post! I love your words and the pictures are amazing. Congratulations!

  • hi ariana, this is deb cashmore from mt. park ward. i am a good friend of allen's mom. we met a couple of times in relief society. i have been reading your blog for awhile and love your little family. you are quite the mommy but down to earth and “real” too. your kids are a delight. i'm so happy for all of you. congrats on the new pink bundle of joy. any names picked out yet? btw i have homeschooled my youngest off and on for years and it is quite the job but so rewarding isn't it? i admire and respect you a lot. i also like the fact that you post so frequently and include so many pictures. it keeps me up to date on one of leslie's kids and his wife and her grandchildren. again, congrats!

  • That's so funny you bought clothes before you knew. (did you save the receipts just in case?) I just knew with my last 2 that they'd be boys and I even bought the clothes and shoes and bedding because I just 'knew' πŸ™‚
    Congrats!!
    -Chris

  • Congratulations!! I love those pictures of the baby clothes on the line. They would look cute in a nursery. You really brought back those memories of feeling my babies kick inside me. What a beautiful post!

  • You were right! Too funny! I don't think I have the guts to buy that many clothes before I know for sure. πŸ™‚ You're very brave. LOL. I have my 6 wk u/s today. Things look good so far!

  • Yea! A baby girl, how exciting! Love this post. Wonderful pics. You make me miss being pregnant….just a bit. πŸ˜‰

  • Oh my gosh, I am about ready to cry. I am soooo happy for you guys! Wow. I can't really even come up with words right now…I'm just so excited for you! :c) And — ahem — now I can start on the hats and blankets ;c)

  • Aww I was right! I am so glad you're having another girl. Do you have a name yet? I am so in love with my 3rd girl… I don't think I can ever get tired of all that pink and all those cute clothes! Congrats Congrats!!!!

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