We decided to have an early ultrasound to tell our family the gender over Thanksgiving.
To be honest, I knew our little one was a girl from the beginning.
Call it a good guess -
but I think it was mothers intuition.
My Mom knew with all of us and so far I am off to a great start.
But James - well, he was not so convinced.
I kept trying to make him guess.
A few days before our appointment we stopped at South Coast Plaza to browse the baby clothes.
Mr. Barker fell in love with a baby pair of Air Jordan's.
Suddenly he thought/wanted it to be a boy.
Finally - I had my guess and he had his - and it was on!
As we sat in the ultrasound room this little girls was not going to budge.
She just wasn't.
Legs crossed and the whole bit.
Just as he does when he watches football,
James stood just inches from the TV watching our little one move.
Although he didn't say it at the time he said that he was thinking,
"Come on little guy!"
After a few minutes the ultrasound tech had me get up and do jumping jacks.
It was the first real moment that I realized every little move I make effects this new life.
James realized it too.
At the exact same moment we both recognized that
our lives are now intimately connected to another little person.
When I sat back down - the ultrasound tech knew.
It is a girl.
Two weeks later we had our real ultrasound at my doctor's office.
It was at that appointment that we got these pictures.
I haven't stopped looking at them since.
To most people ultrasound pictures look like aliens.
I know, because I thought the same thing until I had my own.
Now, I am slightly obsessed.
One of the first things James said to me when I got pregnant was,
"Yes! Now you will have someone else to take pictures of besides me."
He abhors taking pictures.
Well, looks like we are off to a great start with our little girl.
Here is to many - many more pictures of our growing family.