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 girl.......here 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!
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