Friday, February 16, 2007

Baby J #2

Well friends and family, today was my 19 week appointment with the ultrasound tech and the midwife. The tech was so kind and very helpful by pointing out all the organs and bones and body parts she was looking at. (Neither of us has very fond memories of our previous ultrasound tech - she seemed quite grumpy and very tight-lipped. You had to ask for every bit of information.) This woman was quite the opposite. She was chatty and informative and kept saying "what a beautiful baby!" I actually got the impression that she was a Christian too just by some comments she made. So she started by looking the baby over and taking all the measurements and then the hunt for the gender began! Baby's legs were crossed and was quite sqirmy, but she eventually felt confident in pronouncing that this little baby is...a girl! I was actually a bit surprised as I thought I had seen something else between those legs! Ben claims he knew right away that it was a girl. So here we are...soon to be the parents of two girls. I'm excited. I never had a sister and always wished for one. This little girl and Lydia will be almost exactly two years apart. I hope they will always be close and enjoy each other as sisters and friends. (Another plus is that all of Lydia's clothes should work out seasonly just perfect for this baby. Fewer shopping trips??? That's one sigh of relief for Daddy!)
The next question is...what about names? Since I've been encouraged by some of you just to "tell all" here is what we're thinking. We reserve the right to change our minds at any time, but we like the name Lauren Olivia. The middle name is not set in stone, but 'Lauren' is a favorite of mine so that is likely to stick. I'll scan in the ultrasound pictures as soon as possible!

10 comments:

Renee said...

Congratulations! I don't know what it's like to have a sister either, just one brother over here. I'm sure Lydia (and Kate) will enjoy another little girl to pal around with. I do know how wonderful it is when you have little ones born in the same month (or season) where clothes can be shared. Yes, big sighs of relief from dads.

I must not be drinking the same water that you and Stephanie are drinking though. Maybe y'all should bottle me some for the future if there is to be another one. Surely, there will be someone else expecting a boy out of the whole church group. :)

Stephanie said...

YEAH!!! I am so happy for you! I'll give you a belly hug on Sun. =) You are going to love having two girls! I know you are so excited. I love the name too! It is beautiful and goes so well with Lydia. Congratulations on the great news! I know you must be celebrating.
Now I can't wait to find out what the rest are having!

Patrick & Rachel said...

Congrats on your baby girl!!! I am so excited for you. The girls will have so much fun together.

Kelley said...

Congratulations. I had a feeling it was a girl. I really like the name. Lauren is also a favorite name of mine.

Moseleys in CA said...

Congratulations! And don't worry about picking a name. My sister only got named because the hospital wouldn't let my parents take her home without one.

Julie said...

Congratulations! I can say from experience that the girls will enjoy having a sister so close in age.
I like the name you have picked!

sarah d. said...

congratulations!

Rebecca said...

Yay! Congratulations. :) Two girls are SO fun. (I'm not biased.) I'm excited for you all!

Rebecca said...

Oh and I must ad that I love the name. The middle name especally!

Eliz Johnson said...

Jen,
Oh how exciting! It's nice to hear of another sister pair in the church. May the Lord raise up many beautiful daughters! I love the name.

And to all the little boys out there, well...you have your pick! What a blessing it will be for all the children to grow up together in this body of believers.