Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Amazing Day.....

"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with praise. For the Lord is the great God..." Psalm 95

Emily and I have always heard people say that as you get older there are certain days of your life that you will never forget. I know that today is one of those days. After months of wondering whether God would bless us with a baby boy or baby girl, we have our answer. (Begin drumroll in background......) We are having a BABY GIRL!!!!!!!! We could not be more excited.

The day began with both of us heading off to school knowing it would be impossible for us to focus because of our excitement for what we would find out this afternoon. Finally we both hurried home and headed to the doctor. With our roommate/sister/sister-in-law Kelly alongside we pulled into the hospital in typical fashion...exactly one minute before the appointment time. Fortunately we were not holding anyone up as there were somewhere between 10,767 and 11,323 people in the waiting room. Then when Emily was called back and I went back with her we could barely take the excitement anymore. So....we waited 15 minutes then went back into the waiting room. It was like being called in from the bullpen...only to realize the coach had called for the guy sitting next to you. Then after about 20 more minutes we were headed in for real.

Seeing the ultrasound was awesome. I dont know how else to describe it. I used to think meeting Reggie Miller was the coolest thing I'd ever done...then I went scuba diving....then I saw our baby during the ultrasound. The ocean is beautiful, Reggie was awesome.......but seeing our baby in the ultrasound blows away everything else I have ever seen. We were both smiling as wide as you can imagine as we saw each feature of our 5 inch long and 12 oz. little baby. As the nurse focused in at the big moment and told us that it was a baby are our thoughts at the time.

Emily's Thoughts: "I am so happy to be having a sweet little girl.....that means pink cowboy boots, Amy Butler fabric, and tutu's!!!"

Eric's Thoughts: "Yes, I am so excited, that's what I really wanted. I can't wait to hold that cute little baby in my arms." (Later on my thoughts turned to our daughter's future career on the LPGA Tour)

The rest of the day was spent repeating how thankful we were and excited to be having little baby girl! We also called the future grandparents, great grandparents, and Kevin and enjoyed celebrating over the phone with them. We made the patented stops at Baby Gap and Babies R Us and then headed to the place everyone goes to celebrate such an amazing day.....Yuki Japanese Steakhouse (nothing says celebration quite like the guy spinning the egg on the grill for his signature "Japanese Egg Roll" Joke)

All of that being said, September 16th will always hold a special place in our heart after today. Finding out we will have a baby girl and getting to see her in the ultrasound was amazing. We will both cherish this day for the rest of our lives. We thank the Lord for this amazing miracle and blessing He has given to us!


Laura said...

Childrens children are a crown to the aged,and parents are the pride of their children. Prov. 17:6 We are so excited to be blessed with a beautiful baby girl! Love you all,Mom and Dad

Heidi said...

Eric, you made me cry! I'm so excited for you guys, and I can't wait to see your beautiful little girl :)

The Briscoe Family said...

YAY!! We are so excited for you! What a blessing and joy little girls are, I can't even begin to describe the amazing things this little girl will bring into your life:) You and John will have to discuss pointers and strategies for getting your girls on the LPGA, he is convinced that his girls will be there and he will be the caddy...I'm assuming you have the same thoughts:) Thank you for sharing your special day with us (I truly think you have inherited Lefty's writing skills:). So happy for you and Emily and cannot wait to meet your sweet baby girl!!!!!

Juley said...

For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. Ps. 92:4
We are rejoicing with you for the precious gift of this little girl! We love you so! Mom and Dad

Stephanie said...

So excited for you all! You got to experience one of the most amazing things in the world yesterday-no way to describe it, huh? Baby girl Ness is going to make your world better than it already is-you're soon to be a family of three. Eric is outnumbered! And more good new-you're more than half way now! Congrats.

Ellen said...

You guys are awesome and we miss y'all so much. Love you THREE!!!!!! And by the way, I knew it was a girl. Caroline needed a friend! Eric, you will love little girls. They totally steal your heart.
Miss you guys


Matt and Kristen said...

We are so pumped for you guys!! Girls clothes are so much cuter than boy fun!! So glad you guys have a blog now and I must add you to our blog friends!!

kelsey said...

this is one of the sweetest things i have ever read! you two are going to be amazing parents! our little one can't wait to meet ellie ness...LOVE the name!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) wish you guys all the happiness in the world! you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers! :)

amy said...

Em I loved watching the video of you & eric's sweet baby girl! Also, i'm glad you finally look a little pregnant! i can't wait to see you in person so soon!
love you