We’re having a BABY!

And it’s a GIRL!!! :D

The ultrasound we had today shows that everything is absolutely perfect. We counted her ten little fingers and saw her itty bitty legs kicking too, it was just beautiful to see how complete she is for her stage of development. Seeing her suck her thumb nearly had me in tears, aww…I so can hardly wait to hold her in my arms.

We’re so thrilled to have a second baby on the way, a second baby…a little girl!

115 days along, 150 to go. In case your math is rusty, that means I’m four months along :)

Estimated arrival date: June 1st, 2008.

My intention was to have this big huge announcement full of ultrasound pictures.
Alas, my scanner isn’t hooked up and taking pictures of them turned out really lame!

Anyway, you’re welcome to join me in being UBER thankful for this precious blessing. Pray that I’ll go full term…that sure wasn’t a problem with Deeder–he even arrived late!
My kids will be 23 months apart.
Think we can have Baby Number One potty trained by then???

Our little lady will be named Carly Annalise :)

For more details on her development, visit Waking Early

Those pictures will be up ASAP!

Oh…

I’m hoping to enter my baby story in a big virtual baby shower contest. Any ideas on what I should say? Entries are due the end of January. The brainstorming process has begun!

17 Responses to “We’re having a BABY!”

  1. the Birgers says:

    Congratulations Darren and Laura! How exciting for you! Praying the Lord continues to bless your pregnancy.

  2. I’m so happy for you, Laura, Darren, and Deeder! Babies are so beautiful! A little girl huh? I like her name. It’s easy to say and Annalise sounds like a princess. Love in Christ, Kathryn

  3. Gramma Momma says:

    Hi, Sweetie,
    Seth was excited to tell me your news when I got home from running errands this afternoon! May the Lord continue to bless little Carly Annalise (and you!) with strength and good health. What a blessing. :)

    By “baby story”, do you mean a story about Diederick, or about the baby you’re currently expecting?

    Love,
    Mom :)

  4. Wendy says:

    YAY! That’s awesome! I have been waiting all day, rather impatiently for the news!! LOL!! I couldn’t wait until you were highlighted on my google reader! I am sooooooo happy for you all! Deeder is going to be the best big brother EVER!!! June babies are awesome! I mean look at Lani:) *hugs*

  5. Dor says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! That’s wonderful! Lovely name too. :D I tried to find out what sex Natalie was but she wouldn’t cooperate. hehe I’d guessed correctly though and a girl she was. You’re gonna love having a girl! hehe Anyway, I’m so glad for you. :)

  6. Kathie says:

    I’ll second Wendy that I’ve been waiting all day for the news!! I’m so happy for all of you that she’s healthy- and for Darren that he got his wish for a girl. Now you don’t have to worry about boy names:)

  7. […] That Deeder will be welcoming baby sister Carly Annalise in June 2008! Congrats Laura, I’m so happy for […]

  8. kathy hart says:

    Yay!!! A girl how absolutely wonderful!!! So so so so happy for you all!

  9. Lauren says:

    YEAH! Im so happy you guys are having a little girl! woot! I wonder what deeder will think if the new little one :P Im sure he’ll be excited, too :)

    YaY, so happy for you guys!

  10. Tammy says:

    Congrats Laura! Girls are so fun, to dress up and other things. :D Thanks for sharing your baby blog! I missed the belly pics.

  11. Jessica says:

    That’s wonderful! Congrats!!!!

  12. Renee says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you. And yes, you could possibly have Deeter potty trained by then.

  13. Yay! I am so, so excited, Lou! Kirsten and I were sure that you were going to have a little boy again. But you were thinking a little girl even before you and Darren found out for sure. “Carly Annalise” that sounds lovely and is the same style as Diederick Dale. And, I haven’t known any kids in childcare with the name Annalise. Take care and I am still praying for you all! :)

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations!!! I will be praying for a safe and healthy Carly!

  15. Jennifer says:

    I wish I could hug you! :)

  16. Chas says:

    Congratulations on the baby!! I didn’t announce my pregnancy until I was 4 months along either.

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