Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's a girl...

We're bringing a new little girl into the world. Of course yesterday when we found out it was emotional for me, first because I am just that kind of person and second I am sure my hormones are going crazy. And then my mind starting panicking, both boys and girls pose difficulties but boys you make strong by letting them play and girls you make strong by making them believe in themselves. Instantly I was going through the ways in my head to make her never take a back seat and to always trust her first instinct.

I have since calmed down some and managed to not cry during basketball practice last night. How can I watch these 18-20 year old girls look at me for leadership and not be so proud, getting lost in the fact that someday it will be my daughter running sprints and looking up to someone to make her stronger.

I wonder how my volunteering will be affected when I have her, will I still be as effective at dealing with families of domestic violence? I suppose this is just one of the many questions I won't have answered until I have the opportunity to walk the mile in those shoes.

As far as how she looks right now, she is weighing in at a whopping 14oz 2 legs, 2 arms and is digesting amniotic fluid normally. I think it is fascinating the things they could tell us yesterday about her, like the fact that she has a fully formed upper lip so she won't have a cleft lip and she has two kidneys and a strong 4 valve heart that is working at 146 beats per minute.

7 comments:

Anne said...

A niece for me! Possibly my first neice ever! A girl cousin for Monica! Thank you! And keep up the good work!

LauraSuz said...

A little girl fits you so well! I'm jealous you get to call her a her...we're stuck with 'spot' :/

hehe :)

Josh said...

Congratulations!!! Really happy for you guys...you'll be a great mom :)

Rileah said...

Congrats! Awww, how exciting is that! I've always wanted a little girl:)

Deb said...

Yay, a baby girl! I'm so excited, I get to be an aunt, actually, a great aunt which makes me old - eeek! I can't wait! Since I only have one niece and one nephew, this is huge for me. Good job Crystal, congratulations to you and to Joe. He will make the best dad, you are very lucky! Don't worry about how she will be when she is grown just enjoy her throughout her life and she will grow up perfect. It's amazing that they do that, you'll be a great mom! Love you!

Barbara said...
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Barb said...

I know you are having a hard time with the thought that you have been assigned the task of turning this amazing little baby girl into the strong, amazing woman that you want her to become, but your aunt is right, just enjoy her every moment, they go by sooooo fast. Don't worry so much either, she will have the best teacher and role model that any little girl could ever wish for, after all - she has you! I am so very proud of you! I love you :)