Thursday, January 28, 2010

20 weeks!

Look at the bump grow! 20 weeks, and still while to go. As you can see, the top part of my belly button is even starting to poke out!

Monday, January 25, 2010

You're growing so fast!

We went to see the doc again this morning, and for your "official" gender ultrasound. You're a girl!!

Look at your little face!!!


And there "it" is... or isn't, haha!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

and Aubrey was her name...

Well little girl, even though you have lots of "cooking" left to do, we're all ready with a name for you.

"Aubrey June"

My Daddy wanted to name me Aubrey when I was born. I've always thought it was a beautiful name. Unique, not too trendy, and it always conjures images in my head of a whimsical, thoughtful little girl. :) It comes from a song by the group "Bread" that my Dad loved, as do myself and YOUR Dad. It's a thoughtful, sweet song accompanied by ethereal music and I think it suits you well. I am so glad that your Daddy loves it as much as I do- I think that's a great sign that it's perfect for you.

Your middle name, June, is working for us two-fold. ;) Obviously, we're expecting you to be born in June (as June 15th is my due date), but June is also the name of Jerry's sweet Granny, who he is very close with. She'll be your great-grandmother, but she'll still be your Granny June. Jerry has always been "her baby" and she loves him so so much. I can't even begin to tell you how excited she is about your arrival! She just knows (like the rest of us) that you'll be just a sweet and precious as her little Jerry baby was.

So get ready little Aubrey! We're getting ready for you!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

You're a girl!

Today we found out you are a little girl. I am so happy as I have always wanted a daughter.

I look forward to and imagine looking through your eyes at a brand new world. A world full of wonder... colors, shapes, and smells... unlike the world I know of troubles, hurt, and betrayal. I know that I will never be able to protect you from these things, but how refreshing it will be to experience it all with you, watching you take it all in anew.

You'll flutter your little lashes as the wind touches your face, gaze wide-eyed as you look up at the stars for the first time, and squeal in delight at the fluffy white kitty that lives in the backyard. Our little dog Tina will be your best friend. She'll be just your size, perfect for your many adventures in the grass, and she'll fit in your doll clothes so you can dress her up pretty.

You will be my angel. I will teach you everything I can. I will be here for you to talk to, to confide in, and to cry with. I will always be there for you, in whatever capacity you need... and even when you don't. We will share sleepovers and tea parties, and dress up time. You'll prance around in my pretty shoes when they're still much too big for you, and have free reign to fill my purses with all of your little goodies. I'll be a rock for you to stand on, and have magic kisses to make your boo boo's all better. My life will be but to make yours better.

You will be a Daddy's girl, there is no question about that. If it is in any way possible, he is more excited about you than even I am. Like me, he frequently sheds tears of happiness at thoughts of you, and our future together. You will love your Daddy. He is a wonderful man, a man who will always look after you and protect you, and a man you will someday compare other men to. He will be your safe place, and with him you will never feel scared. He is my love, my best friend, and my soul mate. You are everything good about us as individuals, as well as a living piece of our undying love for each other. 

But you will be you. You will have your own likes and dislikes. You will have your own opinions. You will make your own mistakes. You will find your own way. Your whimsical heart will want what it wants.... and you won't be able to help that. I believe you will be a person to love to everyone you meet. And we will love you and support you always. 

My sweet angel, I am holding you and protecting you inside until you are ready for this world, and when you are, you will be welcomed with all the love in our hearts.