Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Daughter-to-Come

Friday was a wonderful day for me... the BIG ultrasound! Having two precious boys already, I really wanted a girl. It's not that I didn't want a boy, it was just a deep desire to have a girl, ever since I was very young.

Thursday night, I barely slept. I was already feeling so guilty about being disappointed with another boy. Like I said, of course I would have been happy with a boy. But I knew there would be a little disappointment for a few days. So I couldn't sleep. I also woke up at about 6am, instead of 7:30 with the alarm.

We dropped off the boys with our deacon and his wife (the boys' OH grandparents), and went to the appointment.

It seemed to take forever in the waiting room. They were a little behind schedule. When we finally got back to the ultrasound room, I told the technician about my fears. I just felt like I needed to confess I guess. I was visibly upset. Part-way through the ultrasound, she said, "I feel your heart! You are nervous!"

We saw the little head, and she took a few measurements. Then she went to the legs. Jamin said, "Is that the legs?" She said, "Her legs."

I said, "It's a girl?!"

"It's a girl," she said.

I just had to ask her if she was sure, and she said they're not allowed to say 100%, but she could see what she needed to see. I started crying, I was so happy!! She finished the exam and took us back to the waiting room to wait for the doctor to see us.

I called Mom really fast to let her know. I said, "It's a girl!" She said, "It is?!" She was in Lowe's with Becky, and they both started crying. I started a fresh stream of tears. Like I said, I was in the waiting room and all the other pregnant ladies were staring at me. I told Mom I would call her later because neither of us could talk anyway.

After the appointment, we called and texted other people to let them know. For those of you who don't know, this is my mother's 8th grandchild, and the 1st girl. After almost 12 years, there will be a girl in the Snow family!

I had saved up some money so we could shop, and shop we did!!

When I called Mom back, Becky wanted to talk to me. She told me about a sermon her pastor had preached a few weeks ago, about faith. She told me how that she wanted a little girl, and Kristan had wanted one, and that I wanted one, too. She told me she was trying to live her faith, and she had prayed that God would give me the desires of "her" heart! That was so precious to me! God answered her prayer in my favor!

My fb announcement picture:

A special day together!! By the way, Jamin is just as excited as I am, but he didn't cry! ;)

Thrift store finds:
Once Upon a Child finds:
I bought some little bows at WalMart last night. Jackson wanted me to try it out on him and take a picture!

Bought at WalMart last night:

Other buys:

We have some "house" work to do. We are going to build a room on our carport and move Jamin's study in there, then the baby will have his old study. It is a cute, very small room, perfect for a baby girl.
We are going to name our daughter Eva Joy. Eva pronounced Eev-uh. I have loved the name "Eve" forever, but it's really hard to place it with a middle name, so we improvised. I love her name. I love to name them early. Then their little lives take shape, and find a quicker place in the family.

The day after the ultrasound, I made this quilt top for her room. I will make a matching bedskirt in the next couple of weeks. I have BIG PINK plans for this nursery!

These are the sheers for her window, and the paint swatch we will use!!

I did this quilt when I was pregnant with Jackson, just to pass the time. It was a kit, and I had it quilted last year. It's beautiful!! I'm sure it will match in Eva's room! I'm hoping to get a comfy chair for nursing, that I can drape this quilt over!

I'm so thankful for little Eva Joy. I feel like my greatest dreams have all come true. As a child, I dreamed of marrying a preacher and having several kids. I dreamed of a cute little house, the picket fence, shady trees to sip lemonade under. I think I always thought I wasn't good enough, that for some reason God would never be that good to me! But He uses ordinary people despite our failures. And now I'm realizing that those desires came from Him anyway! I'm living my dream!


Anonymous said...

My eyes welled up reading this...congrats you guys...for all the things you do, all the hard work you put into deserve to live the dream :)

Tammy said...

Joy~ I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you! Becky called me while they were still in Lowe's to share the news with me, and she was still crying then! You and your husband have been so blessed, first with your two sweet boys, and now, with your baby girl. Little girls are so much fun! :)
God is good...all the time...and in all things, but oh, what a blessing to be reminded that sometimes, He blesses us with little handfuls of purpose...not by just meeting our needs~but in granting the desires of our hearts as well! Congratulations!

Completely7 said...

You may not remember me from the Ohio ladies trip I made with your mom's church. Anyways I just wanted to say congragulations. I enjoyed reading your story. I cried too. It reminded me of when my husband and I really wanted a boy to go with our 2 girls to carry on His name. The Lord out did Himself, as always, we ended up with 2 boys. God bless.Helen

Peggy said...

Aaaand, I'm crying again! God has been so good to ME to bless me with 2 wonderful daughters and a son who love the Lord! Oh my! I'm SO thankful! And I love my sons in law and daughter in law. I couldn't have picked better!!! And I love all my boys and ......little Eva already!

Mary said...

I was just reading your post...I'm friends with Sarah Vaughn and I just had to say CONGRATS! I had 3 wonderful boys before God gave us a girl. She came after 3 boys and 3 miscarriages. Her name is Hope Anneth (means an "answer to prayer") She is 8 months old now and we couldn't be happier. Our boys love her to death! I can definitely relate to your excitement! Enjoy God's blessings and the bows :)!!

Stephanie said...

I am so happy and excited for you. Can't wait to see many more bows and lots of pink!

Becky said...

Joy, I don't even know where to begin or what to say, but that I am SO happy for y'all! It's amazing how God gives us those desires and sometimes when we least expect it! I know that little Eva Joy will be loved very much, and since she is the first girl in the family, probably spoiled rotten! LOL ;) Congratulations again! I love you, sister!

Joy said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments!

Helen,of course I know who you are!

Mary, nice to "meet" you. :)