. . . for Lauren and Lauren: On Finding Out

March 11, 2013

On Finding Out

dress: old navy ($8 this weekend)    scarf: gift from alison (ebay)     boots: old

This picture is funny to me because I don't think I look pregnant, but then I turn to the side and hello baby!


Ever since Chris and I got married we always talked about how much we wanted a daughter and would be completely content if we only had girls.  I was always so excited about the thought of girl clothes, girl activities and girl names.  


If you would have asked me when we started trying to get pregnant, I would have told you that I wanted a girl.  After we had trouble getting pregnant I quickly had no preference and longed for a baby, boy or girl just the same.    


At our 10 week ultrasound the technician said, although early, it definitely looked like a boy.  From that day on I pictured boy. And I was completely thrilled.  I pictured our baby a boy, starting thinking of boy nursery ideas, boy names and was so excited.  

So when we went in for our 20 week ultrasound we were SO surprised when they said girl.  


After our appointment I don't think I knew how excited I would be to be having a girl.  I couldn't even sleep that night.  Every time I woke up I just smiled, thinking about, picturing and dreaming about life with our daughter.  Our daughter.  Feels unreal to say.  


I of course went to Target the next day and I honestly don't know if I have ever been more happy or excited.  I have bought baby clothes countless times, but picking out clothes for my daughter? It felt too good to be true.  I was honestly close to tears, as I was overwhelmed with excitement, tenderness, and joy.   I am so in love with this baby girl already. 

  
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77 comments:

Holly Grass said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

CONGRATS!! I have two daughters and just couldn't imagine my life without them. Girls are so precious....until they start stealing your clothes and making them look better.

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This post gave me chills. I'm just so happy for you. Your daughter is blessed and she is going to be so beautiful!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am so over the moon excited that your daughter will be my niece! You were so creative and fun in your gender reveal...I love it. But, of course, these pictures made me cry because I couldn't be there in person. Oh well, at least I knew first! : )

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So exciting! Have fun shopping for your little one!

Nicole Cushing said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Reading this post, put me to tears. I know just how you felt knowing you are having a girl. I can't wait for the day I find out I'm pregnant again so I can go through the ups and downs of being pregnant and knowing your having a child. Congrats on everything I live following this journey with you. :)

XoXo,
Nicole

Http://www.nicole-Kelly.com

Sara said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay! Congratulations! I have 4 nieces (and 1 nephew) but girls are just so much fun! Plus their clothes are just so much cuter! :)

Sara
http://sbengschayearoftransformation.blogspot.com/

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So awesome...I am blown away by your passion, girl! it's so encouraging to see how you stayed faithful through all this and God delivered...so thanks for sharing your story with us all the time :)

xo

Nikki said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats!!

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Fertility issues suck and I'm so sorry you had to wait so long to get pregnant. What I love about people who have to wait is that they really value everything about the gift they have been given. You are so grateful and it shines through in all your posts. I think you are going to be a wonderful mother! So happy for you!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love love love this post. Makes me soooo happy for you. Love that outfit too. Your bump is awesome!!

Amy Disbrow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww your dream is coming true! Congratulations! I love looking at baby clothes! So tiny and cute! I always say my baby will be so well dressed! Haha! I love your yellow and gray outfit! So cute and cheerful! You are glowing!!

ClassyInAClassroom.blogspot.com

Samantha Curtis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't say it enough... So happy for you! You are glowing! Xoxo

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats again! It's such a sweet story, I love following along :)

amber.m said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This posts gets me all teary eyed! I'm so excited for you guys!! And I'm so glad she's a she!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats and love.

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats and love.

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats and love.

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

All i can do is smile when i read this :)

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girrrrrrrrrrllll.. that bump is rockin!!!!!love the dress!!!

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girrrrrrrrrrllll.. that bump is rockin!!!!!love the dress!!!

Wifessionals said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So tricky! Oh my goodness I am so happy that you got your little girl. I can't wait to see everything you get for her in the next few months!

k8te said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

congrats!! a sweet little girl! how exciting! :)

Amy Lynn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's so sweet :) congratulations!
And it's funny, I used to be the same way. I could only picture myself with a baby girl! But since we've struggled conceiving too, I no longer have much of a preference!

Brianna Tucker said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

congrats. What an amazing feeling!

Casey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this and I am so happy for you!!

Renae at simple sequins said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Dang it, I thought I was already following you but I wasn't. NOW I am! Yay. and ...all of your network sites too. Have a fun evening.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I was just thinking when I first started reading your post that you didn't even look pregnant. Tee hee hee and then you turn and there is that little belly:)I love the pics of your family finding out!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girls are so much fun! They definitely have better clothes to choose from. I always dread shopping for my son...the clothes just aren't as cute. Love the side view of the baby bump! :)

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Eeee! I love this!! So happy for you!

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Girl this is off topic... But on e this special," Kristin cavalleri ( I know it's cheesy but I love her) she has like same nursery you are showing... You need to watch it!!! If you don't like her, just skip to the end when she shows the baby's room

Kirsten Wiemer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are seriously the cutest.
and you still barely look pregnant.
seriously you are lookin good!

K

Marissa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the reaction picture it's absolutely priceless! Congrats on your baby girl!

Marissa
www.makeuphoarder.com

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The bump is a growing and you look amazing!! Such a cute post and fun way to find out!!

The Fashion Student said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats! Love your scarf, so cute!

xx
Carina


www.thefashionstudent.com
twitter.com/carinainthecity
instagram.com/thefashionstudent

Cody Doll said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I knew it was a girl. Something told me. Anyways, CONGRATZ!! I am so happy for you. Very cute pictures by the way.

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw. I love this post...and I love the reactions of your family as the cake was cut! So precious and such a cute idea. So happy for you, your husband, and your daughter!

Motive to be Pretty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats!! Love the cake!!Nice post.Would u like follow each other. Let me know. Kisses

Arielle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The fam's reaction is too sweet!!!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That cake? SO FUN!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How fun!!! I would be sooooo content having girls. I can't wait to play dress up!!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your mom's reaction is amazing :)

Sheila said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww congrats!!!!! Definitely exciting time!! My husband and I talked about when we will have our first baby and I can't wait for that moment to come. :)

xo - Sheila
www.sheislovelyblog.com

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE this! What a joy it will be to have a daughter!!!

Kaylin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

one of my favorite posts and outfits to date. LOVE the bump!

Rakhshanda Rizvi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the dress <3 Great outfit <3

latest look:
http://rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.blogspot.in/2013/03/first-look-for-spring13-grey-wine.html

Elegance Personified said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look beautiful head to toe, in Gray. Love both scares in these photos.

I also love the idea of a Cake where you hid 'The Girl' part on the inside. You will have so much fun with her and dressing her.

Andrea @ Mostly Happenstance said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congratulations! I love that cake idea!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It really is so much fun you find out!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are rockin' the pattern mixing today! And you are also rockin' the baby bump... love it :) Such a cute way to tell people you guys are having a girl!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

The Girl with the Coffee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I just discovered your great blog and love the combination of your pictures, so I follow you now! :-)
xx Katja

Sandra said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow! You just look great! Absolutely love this dress on you! Awesome pics of everyone finding out, what a cool idea with the cake :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The reactions on everyone's faces is such a priceless photo! SO happy for you, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i am so excited for you both!!! I had a feeling you would have a girl for some reason :) I love everyone's reaction to the gender reveal. so fun!

xo,
Angela
headtotoechicblog.com

vogueandheels.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is adorable! Your outfits is super cute. I love that striped dress.

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.com

Kendra said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have that dress in blue! So happy for you :)

Courtney Kassner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's so exciting! I have enjoyed following along with all of your pregnancy updates! Can't wait to find out what we're having!

Courtney
exodus31three.blogspot.com

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO, so happy for you! Obviously, I love my boys, but I cannot imagine life without my daughter. She is our princess. :) Great photos from the reveal, I'm sure that was so fun!

p.s. Love the outfit! You look adorable!

erica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congratulations! How exciting!!! She is going to be so stylish!! xx

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congratulations! What a blessing.
I love all the reactions during the gender reveal - what great memories!
Girls are so fun to dress, too! :)

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my goodness this is so sweet. she is so lucky to have such great parents already!

Sara {Social Sara} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! What sweet pictures! Congratulations!
Cheers,
Sara

It's Sooo Fluffy! said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats!!!!

Stesha Jordan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats!! a little mini you!! Will she be just as fabulous of a blogger as you?! I think so!!

xxS

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh so exciting!!! Little girls are the best!! :)

Kassi Mortensen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How exciting!!! And so fun to be having a girl! We are having a girl as well. I'm 21 weeks! :)

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

super sweet. truth be told .. .I really really really wanted a girl first ;)

also I love that you call her daughter already ... you are one of only two people in the whole world that can call her that !

Marina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I know how you feel.. I can't wait to see my baby girl for the first time.. Two and a half more months and she will be here :)

readeatcreate.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It gives me chills just thinking about how happy you are! I'm so happy for the two of you! You deserve it and are going to be the best parents!!
xoxo

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so glad you're getting your little girl! (Even though you would have been extatic about a little boy) God is so good, giving us just what we need. :-)

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet story! I'm so glad you get your girl...even though you would have been just as happy either way. Still so sweet!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awwww... love the reveal cake.. so sweet and the reactions are priceless! I am on a grey and yellow kick lately and your dress fits right in with what I need grey and yellow in my closet! Haha ;)

Treasure Tromp said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh man, I loved reading this! it must be so incredibly exciting to find out. And to think that at first you thought it was a boy!! oh goodness

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This just makes my heart SING!!! I am so happy for you guys!! It has been such a JOY to watch you on this journey. You are going to be one BROKE mommy when she arrives...so many cute things for girls!!!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i am just SO SO SO excited. seriously, katie! you're going to be an amazing mother and this girl is so blessed already!

Diana Mathias said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congratulations!!! So excited for you and your husband, and your upcoming baby girl!!!!

Diana
www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com

sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so so happy for you! girls are so much fun. :)

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can only imagine how excited you are to shop for your little mini-me. She is going to be such a little fashionista!