Dreaming of a girl...

So the doc thinks it's a girl... he said he is "90% sure", which means that everyone was right.  I think maybe one person I know thought our she would be a he.  I for one am tickled to be having a girl!  I love being a girl! I love inspiring girls.  I love doing hair and painting nails!  I love knowing that I'm a daughter of Heavenly parents.  Girls are just automatically born into beauty and grace.  They have a way of carrying so much light and goodness if/when they tap into their unique potential.

I imagine many tears of joy while raising a girl 

Memorizing the curve of her smile.  And frown.

Watching her see herself for who she really is.  A beautiful being with infinite worth and substantial abilities.

Catching glimpses of her kindness towards people in a world that thirsts for kindness.

Learning what her likes are and who she falls in love with.

Making sure that I don't get too close - stifling her innate desire to fly.

Providing opportunities to live and love and grow and feel even if that means heartache and disappointment and frequent failure.

I will, with great honor, love raising this baby, child, teenager, adult and in turn be ultimately better (and raised myself) because of her.

I want her to know:
*that she was desired so fully
*that the announcement of her existence was accepted gleefully
*that her dad is very impatient, waiting for her to be in his arms
*that despite all of our imperfections, she will be loved
*that she will have no nursery, sleeping in between the kitchen table and guitar
*that she is coming into a pre-med family with little money but a home with love so big we had to bring someone in to share the joy

She squirms around like a fish in my belly and I just can't wait to meet her.


Barb said...

Truly wonderful news!

Emily Jane said...

That fish is swimmin "perfectly lazy" in your belly!

Sara said...

this makes me cry with happiness.

Mel said...

Julie, that is such exciting news! Congratulations! Little girls are the best for all of those reasons!

Sj and Ty said...

Julie!!! I had no idea you are pregnant! Congrats! Being pregnant was the most exciting time of my life... I'm sure you can relate. There is nothing better than welcoming a new little one into the world. I'm so happy for you!

emilia. said...

!!!!! i love that she'll be sleeping in between a couch and a guitar! we need to get together!

Gentri said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is very exciting. :) Little girls are so much fun!