Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm sure most everyone reading has heard the news, but just in case you haven't...

Last Thursday, on our fourth anniversary, we had our sixteen week appointment. We knew this was the appointment where we were supposed to find out the gender, but honestly, I didn't think the doctor would be able to see. When she first began looking, she said she had her work cut out for her because of the positioning. The baby turned right in time, however, and she was able to get a good look. When she told us it was a girl, I absolutely could not believe it. I had hoped so much for a girl, but I didn't let myself think about it too much because I didn't want to be disappointed if it was a boy. Honestly, we want one of each, so I would've been happy either way, but knowing that I am going to get my girl just makes it so sweet! After we found out, I had to go back to school for Open House, but first I ran by Babies R Us very quickly to pick out her first outfits. After Open House was over, Lucas and I enjoyed a quick anniversary dinner and then headed over to my parents house to let them know the good news! Of course, they were thrilled. Lucas also talked to his family and I talked to my grandparents. We're all so excited to have a little girl in the family! Even the weenie dogs are excited for a little sister. :)

While most of the good news we've shared on Facebook before the blog, we did save one little piece of information for our blog readers first. Yesterday, Lucas and I decided on a name for our sweet little girl. It's the name we've been leaning towards for quite awhile, but we just wanted to be 100% sure it was the right one before we announced it. Here it is...

Yes, like the girl from the Clifford books. :) Since I'm a librarian, though, it makes sense, don't you think? Emily has been a favorite girl name for a very long time, as has Elizabeth. If my brother had been a girl, he would've been Emily. My parents almost gave me Elizabeth as a middle name, and it's been one I've always loved. We are very excited to welcome our little EET in August. Now that we know we're having an Emily rather than an Andrew, we can start planning the nursery!

Lucas hasn't had a chance to scan in the gender proof yet, but once he does, we will post it.


  1. LOVE the name! Sweet! You will love having a girl...they are a ton of fun. oh and the clothes!!! and bows!!

  2. Did you know that's Beth Hammond's name, too?? Too cute and I just love it!

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! So excited to meet my sweet Emily!

  4. This name makes me so happy =-) I love you!!!

  5. Congratulations!!! Little girls are precious! Yay for you guys!

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