We're Having A.......

Yesterday was an exciting day for us! It was nice to wake up to texts and Facebook messages from friends and family members sharing their excitement for our ultrasound. We have some truly incredible people in our lives. People who go out of there way to send us "good luck" and "I'm so excited for your ultrasound" texts and "the suspense is killing me" "I can't wait to hear what precious baby Todd is" Facebook messages. Our journey to get here has been a long one and the love and support we receive warms my heart. We are truly blessed. 

We wanted Amelia to go with us to the ultrasound. To say she is excited to become a big sister would be an understatement. We can't go to the mall without her wanting to look at things for the baby. She could care less about shopping for clothes or toys for herself, it's all about her baby. We also asked my sister Erica to go with us. She had never been to an ultrasound with us before and it was important to me to have her there. Most people thought we would be having a boy. Amelia said "I think it's a boy. I really want a sister, but I'll love it no matter what". I really didn't have that pregnant mom gut feeling one way or another. My guess when Amelia asked was girl, but mainly that was to make her smile. 
She was moving so much it was hard for the tech to get a good clear photo. I'm already so in love with her. 
Our baby was incredibly active and stubborn. The ultrasound tech said she was about 95% sure she knew what baby was, but wanted to be 100% sure. She had me lay on my right side, but baby still didn't cooperate. She hadn't even been able to get measurements or check everything she needed to see and we were about 40 minutes in at that point. Finally I mentioned that if I lay on my left side I know that baby would move. I'm telling you, I feel this baby non-stop. Sure enough, after I turned to my side the tech was able to get everything she needed. Amelia left for a minute to use the restroom and while she was gone was when the ultrasound tech let us know what we were having. I was so sad Amelia missed it, but in the end I was so glad that she did. When Amelia came back in the tech showed Amelia exactly what she was seeing and told her it's a little girl. Because I already knew I was able to focus on Amelia's reaction... which was something I will never forget. That girl's smile was priceless. She also let out a "YES" to go with her ear to ear grin. My heart is overflowing and I can't wait to hold my two little girls in my lap at the same time. 

Ashley Elizabeth


  1. Congratulations!! Amelia is going to be a great big sis. Little girls are so much fun :)

  2. Congratulations!!! That's so exciting! And how amazing that Amelia is so excited too!

  3. Very sweet. Glad the baby is healthy!

  4. Congratulations! Amelia must be so excited! That gender reveal ultrasound is so exciting! Stopping by from H54F! Have a great weekend!

  5. Congratulations, and so happy to hear that Amelia is looking so forward to sisterhood and sounds like you already have signed up quite a little helper!