Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm up here...on cloud 9...

Thanks for all the love yesterday! :) It was probably the best day of our lives so far. Of course, our wedding day was wonderful, but something about yesterday and finding out that we are going to have a DAUGHTER just blew our minds. Especially after all we've been through. It was just a very happy day. And it felt so good to share the news with all our friends and family.

I was in complete shock however because I thought it was a boy for sure! Hubby thought it was a girl all along. I even apologized to my belly because I have been referring to this baby as a boy and I even bought three boy things. A little blue and brown frame that says"Little Miracle", curtains for the nursery and one baby boy outfit! Kept all the receipts and thank goodness I did! We are so thrilled to be having a baby girl. I've always really wanted a girl, but had been warming up to the idea of having a son. Yesterday could not have gone bad, whether they said it was a boy or girl, I still would have cried, I still would be on cloud 9! It's seems a little more "real" now that we know baby is a girl and she has a name! I feel like there's a bigger connection now. Not that there wasn't one before yesterday, but it's hard to explain...

Our appointment went well. We got there SUPER EARLY so that we didn't get cancelled on again! And they actually took us a little early. I was having a bit of an anxiety attack because the baby was moving around so much and giving the tech a hard time. She couldn't tell right away if it was a boy or girl. And I started panicking that they would send us home with a "Nope! Sorry! Baby isn't cooperating." But she then said if we really want to find out she will pull out all her tricks. YES PLEASE :) The baby looked great! Very active and all her organs were in place. Things looked good. Then the tech told me to go empty my bladder and that she was going to have me do a yoga pose for a few minutes, so that the baby might change positions. So she left the room and had me up on all fours on the exam table and leaning on my elbows haha And like magic, it worked! We found out the baby was a beautiful GIRL and she was able to get some cute u/s pics for us. The pics I may post in a week or so. We got three regular ones and two 4D ones. The 4D ones were really cool, a little alien-ish  but still soooo cute! We didn't end up tearing into them about Monday, because we were just so happy and they were being so nice. So we didn't wanted to ruin the moment and revisit Monday!

After the appointment, we had a quick breakfast together and then my husband had to go back to work. And I headed to Babies R Us. Which I have to say was the first time EVER that I didn't feel uncomfortable shopping in a baby store. I was literally smiling the whole time. It just felt amazing to be in there shopping for MY BABY GIRL :) So many times have I happily shopped for friends and family. But always still so sad that it wasn't for my little one.

Okay, so even though I'm on cloud 9, I have officially entered heartburn hell. It has gotten SO bad the last few days. And last night I kept waking up feeling like the inside of my chest and throat were on fire! I think I'm going to have to try pepcid, because these Tums aren't working so well now :(

Earlier this week, one of my very best friends found out her first IVF didn't work. And I was so heartbroken for her. You know when you are so hopeful and have such a good feeling that something is going to work, and then it doesn't and your like "What? Seriously?" You're all like "UM YEAH, WE'RE INFERTILE! STORY OF OUR LIVES!." I was just so bummed for her. And what kills me is that she is SOOOO SOOO happy for me and our big news! She's such a good friend to me. She is so deserving of being a mom and I just want it to happen for her. Like I want it to happen yesterday for her. She even went out and bought our baby girl some gifts yesterday! There is a heart of gold in that girl :)

Working on sending out our Christmas cards! Kind of fun (especially because I am so in love with our xmas card this year!) but it's a lot of work haha I will post a picture of the card probably in a week or two.

And I just want to say to everyone out there still waiting, hoping, and praying for their turn. It's going to happen. And when it does, I'm telling you, it will be worth all the tears, all the shots, all the money, all the emotional/physical pain, all the procedures. It will be so much sweeter than you can imagine :)

12 comments:

Liz said...

Congrats again! Little girls are so fun to shop for!

myjourneythruinfertility said...

I too am expecting a girl (I am about 26 weeks) and I am right there with you in heartburn hell!

congrats!

K said...

A Baby GIRL!! Wonderful news!!!!!! I am so excited for you guys *hugs*

Marissa said...

Doesn't everything just get soooooo much more fun when you can talk to the baby using a name? it makes it all seem so real!

Hang in there, baby Samantha, you're doing great!

Rebecca said...

Baby girls are so fun to dress up too. Boys well I dare say someone would freak if you dressed them in ruffles and lace since its no longer the 17th century.

Caroline F. said...

congrats on ur baby girl!!! what a blessing!

Jenny said...

I was so busy yesterday I never got online...I was soooo happy to see this post!!!
Girls are soooo fun (I know a boy would be awesome too of course!) and you will be spending lots more money on clothes lol
I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see baby Samantha in a few months!!!
BIG HUGS AND CONGRATS!!!

Faith said...

I'm thrilled for you. And I'm so glad you are enjoying every second. I love seeing new mommies do that:).

One of your very best friends ;) said...

You got that right... I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you! Like I've said, you DESERVE this! You have fought so hard for little Samantha and you are going to be an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G mommy!! I can't wait to meet her and spoil her some more!!

xoxoxo

Love you lots!

marg said...

The u/s picture is amazing. She has your nose and Matt's big eyes. Love her name, too.

Destiny said...

I am soooooo happy for you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sarah, Kristi told me about your blog and i just love it! I am very happy for you and your husband. I am very glad you are having a girl...love her name, Samantha. You have been blessed. Much happiness and love to you and i will continue to read your blog...great job!...Susan(kristi Coolidge's mother)