Our Baby Girl

We are so excited to have found out we are having a little perfect baby girl! I can't wait for our new best friend to get here! Is she going to be a cute beautiful little red head like her daddy or a little brunette like her mama? I constantly wonder what she is going to look like, what her interests are going to be, how I will keep her from the evils of the world but help her experience the best the world has to offer her. The world will be a better place with this little girl a part of it!
I can feel her moving around all the time. She is very active. I'm sure that makes her daddy happy. Maybe she'll be a soccer player with those kicks!
I am so excited to take her shopping, to go on lunch dates, maybe even ditch school sometimes and go to the zoo or the beach like I used to do with my mom.
I love her so much already!
One of the best things though is that even though she wont have big brothers to protect her like I had, she will have a whole bunch of big boy cousins to do the job! Look at these beautiful kids she has to look up to! So many people love her! We are so happy to have her as part of this big family!

On May 2, we went in to have our ultrasound. I was so nervous to find out what the gender was. I don't know why. I guess its always a little scary finding out something that changes your entire life. Ben was very calm and excited. When the ultrasound lady told us it was a girl though, I was so excited and felt so happy. I saw Ben smile but get a very fearful face. Before we left the doctors office he was already talking about polishing his shot gun, practicing what he is going to do when boys throw rocks at her window in the middle of the night. What he is going to do to anyone who harms her. He got pretty graphic. ha. He is going to be the best dad! He is the perfect dad for a little girl. You should see him with his little nieces Abby, Ruby, and Sunday. They all adore him! But who doesn't right? I can't wait to see him with her.

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  1. You just made me CRY!!!! I'm so excited. My joy is FULL.

  2. Shelly, I am with you ... the tears are flowing! This precious little girl is blessed to have parents that will love, teach and protect her. And yes, MANY others that will share in that love.

  3. What good lookin cousins!!! So excited!

  4. 15 cousins already, thats amazing! I got to tell my sisters to get on it! :) love you chels, cant wait to meet your perfect baby girl!

  5. Of course he's going to be a fabulous daddy! And he'll surprise you with just how perfect of a dad he is when you do see him with her! And you're going to be the most incredible mom! It makes me so happy to know that a beautiful girl is coming to a place where she will be so loved and treasured! Not everyone has that. What a tender blessing for her, but also for the two of you!
    Congratulations on a marvelous, precious baby girl!

  6. Such a cute post Chels! You are going to be an AMAZING mother, it's no wonder with the example your mom set for you. I'm so excited for you guys. I'm dying to meet this little angel.