Nellie Rose in 3d

We had our 3d ultrasound yesterday. We definitely have a little girl. We were PRETTY sure, but now we’re 100%. She’s a she for sure!

The experience was amazing, and I’m so glad my dad gave this to us as a Christmas gift. It was truly unique and amazing. We received a DVD of the entire session, so we can watch her in motion whenever we like. She has her daddy’s nose and lips, and her mommy’s chin (notice the chin dimple in one of her pictures.. That comes from me!). She also inherited one of her daddy’s cheek dimples. You can see it when she smiles. She was pretty uncooperative at first – keeping her hands in front of her face for a long time. The woman had me roll to my side and eat a piece of chocolate – that did the trick! She yawned several times for us, made some really cute faces and stuck her tongue out. Anyway, here’s a few of our favorite pictures of little miss Nellie Rose!

We’re so in love with our little daughter. It was such an amazing experience. Now we have a little face to put with her movements; she has her own personality and we’ve seen it in motion… It makes those kicks and nudges even more precious. To any mommy to be contemplating getting this done, if you have the means I would HIGHLY recommend you do it. It’s well worth the money; this is something priceless to treasure forever!

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Excitement to the Point of Explosion

I just got an e-mail from my dad.

I had e-mailed him Friday to ask if he and my stepmom would be willing to make our Christmas present this year a 3d ultrasound session. It’s $149, and you get a 25-30 minute session, 4 photo print outs, a DVD of the ultrasound, and a CD with 15-30 pictures. We figured it would be a great way to get one last look at the little lady before her big debut, and something we could cherish and keep forever. Also, Christmas presents for the grandparents!

Well, he originally said that they wanted to contribute something we’d need for Nellie, and we said hey, no problem. Just thought we’d ask! No harm in asking, right? DH and I were already making plans to budget so we could get the cheaper $99 session. Well, I open my inbox this morning and there’s a message from my dad….


I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED. I have already booked our appointment for December 5th. The woman on the phone was so friendly and excited, and said that if the pictures didn’t turn out well we could come back about a week later for another look for free! I am literally walking on air right now, and DH is too. He wanted to do it this weekend! I told him I wanted to wait until she got some more baby fat on her, to which he sighed and said “okay”.

Then I was talking to my stepmom via e-mail, thanking her for doing this for us and we got to talking back and forth about the baby and how exciting a time this is… And I just got huge butterflies in my stomach and am so psyched. I just got this burst of happiness, anticipation and excitement that filled my entire body. I can’t stop smiling. It’s like something new happens every day that says, this is all really happening. It’s all coming true. It’s just so crazy; I have wanted this for so long, dreamt about it and now it’s really here. My little girl is going to be here in 3 months! This time three months from now, my daughter could actually already be here if she decides to come early. Eek!!!!!
Life is good. I am blessed! Blessed beyond belief.