During this entire pregnancy, I had no idea what the sex of this baby would be. I had no gut feeling either way. Justin and I both thought it would be neat to have another boy. With the babies being only 15 months apart, another boy would make a best friend and buddy for Judah. I would love to see them play rough together, play ball together, etc. We also both really wanted a girl this time just for the sake of having a baby girl. We definitely both have always wanted a daughter. Justin has a big soft spot for little girls. And I just loved the thought of bringing some pink and ruffles and bows into the house. Dolls, painting toenails, playing princess dress up, etc. So needless to say, either way we would have been thrilled.
On July 23rd, at 18 weeks pregnant, Justin and I went in for the anatomy scan. Most importantly we saw that all of the organs were in the correct places and functioning correctly. The baby’s size was measuring right about average. And then the moment we had been anxiously waiting for….
IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!
I actually saw Justin do a fist pump. Haha! And I started to cry a little bit. It was like in that very instant, we both were so happy. We realized just how much we each wanted a daughter.
After the appointment, we went straight to Wal-Mart to buy our baby girl something pink. It was so fun looking at all the little girly outfits for a change. Then we went to lunch and discussed names. We had a boy name picked out ahead of time, but girl names were a different story. I had a long list of names I liked, but Justin is SO picky! We narrowed them down one by one and finally chose: Annalise Faith. We both loved the way Annalise sounded, and its meaning sealed the deal. Annalise means “devoted to God”.
Our entire family is already completely in love with this little girl. I cannot wait to meet her and see what she is like. My sweet baby girl. My daughter. <3