Monday, November 3, 2008

Allow me to end the suspense...

Aren't they sweet? Oh, such wonderful memories of those baby-days with my two beloved girls.


Emma




Annabelle



Sisters


And one more makes THREE!


That's right, we're having another GIRL! I thought I might be disappointed if Baby turned out not to be a boy... but I wasn't, not at all. A boy would have been wonderful, and fun, and so welcome for lots of different reasons-- and Lord willing, we may still get a boy someday-- but I find myself thrilled and elated at the thought of another precious girl, another sister for Emma and Annabelle. We're ALL thrilled, even Emma, who needed a little convincing since she didn't really think she "needed another little sister." Oh Emma.

I am pleased to report that our little girl is completely healthy and normal so far and everything looks great. Praise God! That is a gift in and of itself.
Thanks so much not only for your patience with me this afternoon (I know I've been terribly slow about posting this, so sorry), but also for all your gender guesses. It was SO FUN to see what everyone thought!! The final tally stands as such:
Total Guesses: 25
BOY: 15
GIRL: 10
So, to the 10 of you who guessed right, I'll draw your names soon and see who gets the little prize, which I will announce tomorrow! And to all you boy-guessers... well, sorry, but you were wrong. :) (although in all honesty I would have been right there with you too!)
I actually did a video to make the big announcement (thus the reason I took so long), but on watching it back I didn't like it and it was lame. This is much better, trust me.
Whee!! A girl!! Now to pick a name.... and start saving up for all those weddings...

30 comments:

Morgan said...

Oh YAY!! Praise God she's healthy and perfect. I'm so excited for you guys and I can't wait to see her!

The Thompson Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I think there is no greater gift than a sister...so two sisters for each of your girls will make it all the sweeter. Can't wait to hear your name choice.

Oh and I'm thinking of a girly blog name...you know to counter Band of Brothers...something like Suite of Sisters...lame I know, but you get the idea.

Not The Rockefellers said...

Wonderful News! Either way it would have been.:)

Girls Rule! At least at your house, anyway! =)

Peace - Rene

Megan said...

Oh TALIA!!! Congratulations to you, Jeremy and your precious little girls! I am so excited for you and can't help but think God picked such a biblical model of femeninity in you to mother 3 girls. What an example they have to follow! I don't know how I missed out on the voting, but this was a pleasant surprise!

lorieloo said...

CONGRATS! I'm so excited for you guys!

I've been checking all day=)

alyssa said...

Yay Talia, that's soooo exciting. Three little girls, how FUN!!! (Although, not gonna lie, I'm kind of sad I guess wrong! Doh). I would love to hear your name choices :)

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations! I thought it would have been neat to have another girl too, with all of them being so close together in age. I can't wait to hear what cute names you come up with for this little one.

thatmom said...

Talia, this is wonderful news! I always wanted to have a sister of my very own!

I am praying that the Lord will keep you well and energetic in the coming months!

{{{{{}}}}}

Steph Corwin said...

Oh yes a little berta :) hehe. Hurry up and pick the real name or Berta just might stick....

Tristan said...

Another baby girl, that is a blessing! Even though I guessed boy..lol..

Jerusha Abigail said...

YAY another niece!! :) you can never have too many girls, i say. plus look at us 3 sisters, i'm sure your three will be just as sweet and loving! :)
little berta, yes. although earlier i called her bertina...i perfer berta i think. haha
i love you! and all three of your girls!!

Lydia said...

I'm super excited to have another niece! lol and steph is right, do pick another name so that your little girl isn't stuck with "berta" her entire life.
You'll ahve three girls meanign they can have all the special things that we three girls did! I think it's wonderful. And mom totally thinks it's a good idea for me to come stay for a bit! YAY

Sunny said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How fun it will be to have 3 girls all close in age! I know you'll pick another darling and beautiful name for this little girl that will be perfect with Emma and Annabelle. I'm sorry Emma wasn't super thrilled with the idea of another sister, but I'm sure she'll warm up quickly as so many of her friends at church have or will have new baby sisters. :)

Cheri said...

Yes! I knew it!! Ok, I didn't KNOW it, I guessed it! :-) I'm so excited and I can't wait to hear the name and meet this new little girl! Congratulations!!

Kourtni said...

I'm so excited!! Congratulations!!!! Like I said earlier... 2004 Round 2 here we come!!! lol
I'm excited for our daughters to grow up together!!

Band of Brothers said...

Oh Talia, CONGRATULATIONS on this WONDERFUL news. You have just enough girls to marry my boys, ha ha! Praise God for a healthy beautiful girl. From her ultrasound photo, she is just as stunning as your other 2 girls! God is good! And I have 2 sisters too and LOVE It!!!

if it makes you feel any better, more and more groom's folks are chipping in more these days...plus, simple quaint weddings seem more meaningful anyhow.

Anonymous said...

You owe me five bucks... You know who I am :)

Lisa said...

Guess I can start knitting or sewing something cute now! I did make a promise afterall. :)

CeCe said...

SO exciting! YEah, I guess my intuition was right, even though my guess was wrong!

Three girls, so fun! Congrats!

jennym said...

Another girl - how fun and wonderful that she is healthy! Are you quick name-pickers or do you have months of agonizing? We still don't have a girl name picked and the clock is ticking!

caitlyn said...

YAYYY! Now let's pray these next few months fly by so I can meet my beautiful cousin :)

Kurt and Alisha said...

How exciting! Even though I didn't guess.. I would have guessed wrong. Barbie and I were talking about it the other day.

This makes me want to find out what we are having.. but I won't I have to be strong. I must resist. :)
Three girls will be so much fun!

Sarah said...

aww congratulations, another girl , another blessing!

sarah marie p said...

Congrats! Yay for three sisters! How precious! So happy that she's a healthy little one! Can't wait to hear what you decide to name her!

Mommy Diffee said...

Yippee great news! I am so excited for you Talia. Your girls are SO blessed ... I ALWAYS wanted a sister and never had one =( What a joy to have two sisters each! And as for names I vote Gretchen! It goes with the other two =) XOXO

*CPA* Su said...

Congrats Talia!!! How fun, PINK, PINK, PINK!!

Andrea said...

Yay!! Girls rule. Can you say "tea Party for 3?" I'm excited. Even though I voted boy - I bought pink yarn! Can't wait to hear the name too.

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

Oh, you beautiful Mommy, congratulations on your precious new girl! I am so happy for you and for her two sweet, sweet sisters!! I can hear lots of giggling in your future!

wishcake said...

Three beautiful girls - how perfect is that? I'm so excited for you, my dear!

I grew up in a family of three girls (until years later when we adopted the other two) and it was just perfect. But perhaps I'm just a wee bit biased. Heehee.

Congrats to you and your hubby! I can't wait to "meet" the new addition!

Paulette said...

Yes, I'm way behind in blogging but I'm so excited to hear you'll be having another girl! Yay!!