Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Big Ultrasound Reveal!

I got an urgent e-mail from my sister this morning. She told me it had been nearly a month since I had posted last.

Really?!

A month?

Where has the time gone?

I can honestly say that I have been relaxing and enjoying time with my family. We took a ride on a friend's boat in the Gulf to a secluded island where the sand was white and the water was crystal clear. Isabella had a blast collecting seashells and having a picnic on the beach. It was heaven.

We've enjoyed days at the park, trips to the ice cream shop and shopping downtown.

Time really seemed to just stand still the past few weeks and I've loved it. Snuggling with my little girl and feeling Baby G kick and play in my tummy.

Heaven.

Back to my original post though....(I swear, I have the worst case of pregnancy brain!)

I am now 20 1/2 weeks pregnant--a little over the halfway mark. Unless this little one decides to make a late debut like their older sister.

The ultrasound went wonderfully. I was so nervous the entire time...the tech was pretty quiet and I was just there on the table daydreaming away and praying that everything was okay.

He then went and got Leo and Isabella where we got a couple of cute pictures and chatted. The baby weighs 13 oz and is right on for size. Heartbeat was in the mid 150's.

Then we found out the sex....

We...

are......

having........

a..........................

GIRL!

We can finally call her by her name, Olivia Diane.

And I just can't wait to meet our little Olivia!

We are beyond thrilled, blessed and just grinning ear to ear. What a great St. Patrick's Day this was!

20 comments:

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Congratulations!!

Kristen said...

Congratulations!

What wonderful news, and glad to hear that both you and the baby are doing wonderfully!!

And love the name Olivia!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Congratulations! That is such wonderful news!

Your trip the the secluded island sounds so amazingly relaxing. Glad you enjoyed your time there.

Elaine A. said...

Oh YAY! So excited for you and glad to hear baby and you are doing well. We've missed you! : )

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Welcome back and congrats on your baby GIRL!

amanda said...

yipppeeee congrats friend :)

i am sooo excited for all of you!!

extra hugs and kisses!

Allikaye's Mama said...

Yippee!!! Congratulations!! I love that name by the way!! Yippee!!

llespy said...

That's wonderful news! Congratulations. Is Isabella excited about a sister? Olivia is a beautiful name.

Vashey Fam said...

Oh, I love the name Olivia! I am so happy for you! Spending time at the beach with family does sound heavenly. Oh and I named one of my stuffies "Chelle" today. What can I say? I like how you spell your name. :o)

Susan said...

Yay...huge congratulations!!!
I loved having sisters growing up. It is such a special relationship. Your girls are going to be so sweet together.
Love the name Olivia. I was actually just thinking about that tonight because Austin was watching the show Olivia.

gma and gpa (great gma!_ said...

Chelle, so glad lI did decide to check your blog tonight! I saw the 17th and thought you hadn't posted cause I thought that was the last date you posted too, then I saw! Of course I already knew! Gpa and I are so happy for you all and so glad that all is going just as it should be!
It sounds like you have really been enjoying your family and life lately...will see you soon!
love to you all, gma and gpa

Leslie said...

Congrats!!! That's wonderful news. I am so excited for you and your family. Olivia is a beautiful name. Glad to hear that you have been enjoying time with your family. :)

Jennifer said...

Yey!!!! Girls are great:) Congratulations!!
I am so happy for you!

Kristi said...

It's about time you finally posted!! (Even though I talk to you every day I still need something to read while i am at work...clearly working hard...LOL)

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!! Another niece! I am so excited! Maybe THIS one will think I'm the fun aunt. I need to step up my game a little....haha

Love You Guys!!
-Kristi

Hera said...

I'm so happy for you and your beautiful little family! Many, many congratulations!

You must tell me when you'll be in Springfield again. I'll try to make it down there then so I can see you.

Miss you all the time!
Dana

Lani said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful name!

Glad everything is going so well.

The Mom Jen said...

Yay!! Congratulations, love the name!

Jill and Rick said...

We're so excited about Olivia! LOL, Annie thought that she was born since you know that it's a girl.

sounds like she's healthy and I'm sure she'll be as beautiful as our Bella.

I can't wait to see you all!

Allison R said...

Welcome back, you've been missed! Congratulations on another baby girl!

Noob Mommy said...

Congrats to you! And I think that was my prediction in an earlier post :) The high heartbeat gave it away.