Sunday, January 18, 2009

We are going to have...


So it's official, Joel and I are going to have a baby girl! We found out on Friday at our detailed ultrasound at the hospital. The ultra sound tech also assured us that everything looks great and she is healthy. I wasn't able to see this ultrasound, but I was told she kept opening her eyes and mouth. Our doctor will go over the ultrasound results with us at our regular doctor's office on Friday... and I will actually get to see her on the screen at that appointment.

After our fun news, we went up to the Observatory at Griffith Park nearby and looked out over the city and dramatic orange sunset. What an incredibly peaceful view. There was a perfectly warm breeze and we could hear coyotes in the Hollywood Hills. It was so clear that you could see all the way out to the ocean, and all the lights of LA looked like a galaxy of stars. It all felt surreal and we just reflected together a bit and thanked the Lord for our baby girl.

We are not declaring any names at this point, but we have a pretty strong contender. My dear options husband, of course wants to consider the options longer. I just love him:) We probably won't have the official announcement of her name until she is born.

7 comments:

Bruce in Ohio said...

Congrats what great news!!!!

Xoxox Bruce and Joan

susannah said...

yippee! we LOVE having a girl! (and it was fun to keep the name secret until she was born..that way people don't give you their unsolicited advice and or opinion on the name since the baby is here and named already!!!)

Josiah Darr said...

Hey sounds great as long as she is not named ilia we are all good cause i reserve that name lol ;) good news the fams finaly gonna be a lil more even and not so outweiged by all mistys boys lol ;)

God bless,
JOSIAH

Kirsty said...

What wonderful news you guys!! I had a feeling it was going to be a girl...can't wait for her to meet our little guy when he makes his appearance in April. Lots of love to you three from us three xx

Susan Sang-Hee Graalman said...

yay! congratulations!!! she will be such a beauty :)

Surfingmike said...

Congrats Joel and Elisha! Sarah and I and the boys can't wait to meet her this summer.

Helen said...

I see I'm a little late with the news, but So excited for you guys. A sweet girl...what a blessing. Boys are a blast but there is something so precious about a little girlie. Looks like you are doing well-Elisha, you are beautiful and I know you will be an amazing mom. If you are ever on the east coast, look us up..i'd love to sip a glass of wine and catch up. Grace to you , dear friend, Helen