Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's a girl!

Well... we had our 20 week ultrasound today and it looks like little baby Gore is now Claire Elisabeth Gore! The technician reminded us that sometimes it can be wrong, but she usually won't tell someone until she is pretty positive. Let's hope so because we already picked out the crib set, and painted the room!! Dexter and I feel so blessed. First off, my mom and step-dad Dan were able to come down for the week and go with us to the ultrasound. To me, it meant the world. It's funny to me how girls can fight with their moms, but as soon as you become a mother, you have a whole new appreciation for them. At least that is how I felt. I've heard the saying that a man becomes a dad the second he sees his child, but a woman becomes a mom the second she knows she is pregnant, and I really believe that. I think I have said it before that I started getting homesick fo rmy mom, and just appreciating all she went through from the beginning for me. I also think that having my first child, I felt bad that my parents are missing out on their first grandchild too. I still wish that my dad could get a chance to come down here and be able to see the ultrasound too. But as I layed on that bed today watching the screen, holding my mom's hand and sharing some tears, I couldn't help but just feel so much love and blessings. I couldn't even look at my husband because I would start to cry. To me it is just a miracle to see this life growing inside you. The technician can't tell me if anything is wrong, but from the comments she made everything seemed to be just fine. The baby is still so small, and weighs about 11 ounces. But it is measuring at 19 weeks, 6 days. So we are only measuring a day behind. Which means that the due date may be September 24th now... so on my dad, and her grandpa's birthday!

After the appointment this morning, and sharing the good news, we went to breakfast and talked baby's room. We then went and looked for the crib sheets and such that we wanted. One thing that mom and dan wanted to do for us was paint the room and get it ready for us. My mom is so good at that so I had no problem saying no to that! We looked at quite a few and then I found the one that I loved. It's pink and brown which is exactly what I wanted. So mom and Dan bought it for us as a gift, and then I had to go to work. In the 3 hours I was at work they managed to pick out the paint and paint on the pink coat. We worked all night and we still aren't sure if we like the border or if we need to fill the wall. We are sleeping on it and deciding tomorrow. I have attached a few pictures so that you all can see the room so far, and the ultrasound pictures. Remember the baby is still kind of small, and she wasn't co-operating as well as she should but you can see her body and it is so great!

I really do want to say from the bottom of my heart that all your love and support has been so great for us. At dinner, during Dexter's prayer he said, "thank you for all the positive responses and the love we have been receiving from everyone." No joke it made me cry. I think that the pregnancy hormones are a big part of it, but still the fact that it is so true just makes me feel like we are once again blessed with wonderful friends and family. So truly, thank you all so much.

I go back sometime to get another ultrasound. She couldn't get the images she needed of the heart so we get to back again. Which makes me happy because I love pictures of the baby. So I will again let you all know when those come.

We love you guys and thanks for keeping us in your prayers!

Dexter, Amber and baby Claire!