Hello, friends! Can I first just say an enormous "Thank You!" to you all for your sweet comments and congratulations and encouragement! What a fun time to get to share with all of you - waiting to tell was hard enough, but if I'd known how much fun it would be to celebrate all together it would have been even tougher!
Now comes the part where I announce the winner and what we're having!
First, the winners (it was a tie):
(who does not have a profile so I cannot link her - Laura, can you please contact me with your info so I can get the book to you?)
...who was only 3 days off with her guess of March 18th.
(And, since she guessed a day earlier than the other winner, gets the prize!)
(who guessed specifically that the baby would be born at 3:09pm - and the last time he guessed a birth date/time was only off by 3 minutes!)
...who was also only 3 days off with his guess of March 12th.
(I am due March 15th, 2010) :)
(Though don't expect the baby to be born until at least the 22nd if it's anything like Oliver was.)
I'd also like to give a special shout-out to Chantelle who was so sweet to guess April 2nd and made me feel like I was not as enormous as I actually am for my due date (3rd babies like their space, what can I say?)
Oh, and another special shout-out to Jen who is practically my due-date buddy! She guessed her own due date and baby's gender and was only a day off with March 14th. If we were both having the same gender she'd have won!
And now, for a fun announcement!
The Lord has blessed us with another...
That's right, we're going to have a daughter! We're over the moon! And, busy nesting for our sweet baby girl!
We've been dying boring old white burp cloths and baby clothes
pretty, girly shades of pink and green...
...busy interviewing friends to keep our daughter company...
...busy at the fabric store buying girly patterns that will become lovely dresses and things...
... busy filling her side of the closet with sweet girly clothes...
... and busy grow, grow, growing a sweet little miracle!
(And after this photo was taken, busy hunting for better fitting clothes...) :)
And don't forget - we've been busy enjoying our days as parents of this little boy as well! (who, if you inquire, will excitedly point to his Mama's tummy and tell you all about his baby sister!)
We are so blessed to be the parents of so many sweet babies. We love all our babies in Heaven, the baby we had on Earth for only a short time, the baby who's becoming a big boy, and this new miracle of life that is growing inside of me! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward!"