So yesterday was our big day!! :) Yesterday to me is the date that I've been counting down to since the day I found out I was pregnant. Of course, you get excited about the "due date" but there's something about finding out what you're having. Something about making the little creature in my belly more "real". Something to look forward to WAY BEFORE the due date!! :)
Josh took off work, and we spent the whole morning staying busy (both of us). I think that's what both of us do when we're nervous or anticipating something. My house was so clean.....hence the word..."was". ;)
Jaycee on the other hand could absolutely care less about this "baby" that is in my belly. She is too busy making sure she's daddy's ONLY, pretty princess...
I feel like I haven't had much time to focus on this pregnancy like last time and for obvious and completely worth it reason. I am sooooo excited to bring a new addition into our family, but I am equally and probably more now, trying to soak up every enjoyable alone time moment with my first adorable princess!!! She makes my day, makes me laugh until I cry, and she's what I think about 24/7!! I have times when I struggle with having to share my time with another baby soon. When you become so accustom to something, change is hard! I think I'm more nervous about making sure Jaycee feels just as loved then as she does now!! I can't STAND seeing her sad, and i never want her to question how much mommy loves her!!!
Ok, so I'm done with my sappy part. Can't you tell yesterday made it real for me?!?! :)
My ultrasound took AN HOUR!!! There were two ladies in the room doing the US, and at first I was just soaking up every single moment and enjoying it all, thinking I saw little penis's everywhere!! (I did that with Jaycee too!!) Now granted, I'm definitely no where near to being a pro with ultrasounds, but I do believe I was better this time around with knowing what they were looking at than the first time!! So after about 30 minutes, and thinking to myself, "they sure are measuring the head alot"...I made a stupid mistake....
I said, "I don't know if you're allowed to tell me this or not, but does everything so far look ok?!?" The lady doing my US said, "we're just taking pictures, and the doctor will go over the results with you."
INSTANT tears started flowing down my face, and I squeezed my husbands hand so hard he actually made a comment outloud "ouch babe, why are you squeezing my hand?' And then after he looked at me, "Oh, and why are you crying??"
APPARENTLY.....he's not in the medical field, b/c anyone in the medical field knows that if you avoid a question like that, or say an answer like that- IT'S USUALLY not good!! I was freaking out thinking that is the kind of answer I give my patients when I know something is wrong but the doctor hasn't talked to them yet!! So needless to say my guard was up the rest of the ultrasound. I almost think that it hindered the excitment when we found out it was a girl, b/c I was still thinking, "that's great, but then what is wrong with my princess!??!"
However, by the time an hour had passed and they were still taking measurements, the other lady took over for the first US lady, and for the first time I took my eyes off the screen and looked at them, and realized the first girl was a last year student at Ivy Tech College here in town. So my hopes were up that was why I got the not so lovely response 30 minutes earlier.
Long story short. Our phones were blowing up b/c no one thought it would take so long, we were already 30 minutes late for Dr. Howell's appointment b/c of the US, and b/c I was still freaking, I told Josh to wait until we talked to Dr. Howell before we make phone calls. I JUST WANTED TO KNOW SHE WAS HEALTHY!!
SHE WAS!!!! Her measurements were perfect!!! She was weighing in at the exact weight that Jaycee did at her 20 week ultrasound!! She was measuring right on track with my due date!!! Whew....God sure is good, and I just couldn't thank him enough for another healthy baby!!! It is still so surreal to me!!!
So here's our OTHER princess!!! :) I think she just looks adorable already!!! We got a 4D picture of her, but she had apparently just put her finger or foot in her mouth and it looks like a cigarrette is coming out, so needless to say, we'll just put that one back for laughs one day!! :)
I thought this one was cute b/c it looks like she is praying!! Just an awesome reminder that she is a Gift from God!!! That he already knows her inside and out!! He already has her life completely planned out. This picture makes me smile for so many reasons!! :)
I can't wait for Jaycee to grow up with a sister!! I can't wait for them to be best friends. I can't wait until they want to sleep together in the same bed and have "sleep overs" in each other's rooms. They'll want to see the same movies, play with the same toys!! :) Jaycee will have a playmate that will grow up and love her unconditionally!!! I get to put them in matching outfits this year!! :) I get to buy more bows! :) We have to pay for two weddings... hahahaha.
I wonder if they'll look alike?!?! All the things that go through my head now!! :) I couldn't be happier!!
Now for her name....
the one and OUR only.....
Jaclyn Brooke Springer! :)