Pregnancy Update & Gender Reveal!

Many of you have been so incredibly sweet to ask how things are going with my pregnancy and our little growing babe, so today I’m taking a quick break from my usual posts to share a life update and some exciting news! You guys, I’m officially at the halfway point! I’m just over 21 weeks and sooooooo happy to have the first half behind me. To be completely honest, the first few months were pretty rough. I was super nauseous most of November and December, plus I just kind of felt blah all around. I didn’t have my usual spunk, which wasn’t so fun. And since I didn’t really have many issues my other two pregnancies, it was a bit of a surprise to feel so rough. But thank the good Lord above, that phase has passed and I’m finally feeling like myself again. Starting in January I could feel my energy picking back up, the nausea was gone, and I actually felt like a functioning human being again. All good things.

We recently had our 20 week anatomy scan and oh my word, what a day it was. Walking into the hospital that morning we were completely undecided on whether or not we were going to find out the baby’s gender, which is totally us by the way. We aren’t the most decisive people. But since we had both experiences with my previous two pregnancies, we let the first baby be a surprise and we found out with my second, we knew either way it would be amazing. This time around we just kept going back and forth.

Walking into the ultrasound room we were leaning towards finding out, but I asked the technician to do all her other checking first just to give us a few more minutes to decide. The second she put the wand on my belly I thought for sure I saw a little boy. The shot was right where it needed to be and I thought, yep–that’s definitely a boy. I didn’t say anything and let the ultrasound technician go ahead with checking the brain, heart, spine, bones, etc first. Thank God everything looked perfect and right on track. Once we knew that was all good she asked us one last time if we wanted to know the gender. I anxiously said, “Yes, let’s do it”, thinking that I already did know and just needed the confirmation. I held my breath as she began checking. You guys, I was soooooo nervous. My heart was beating out of my chest and it felt like an hour went by before she said………

It’s a GIRL!!!

I couldn’t believe it. I was in total shock and practically jumped off the table when I heard girl, which completely scared the dickens out of my sweet ultrasound technician. I instantly burst into tears and said, “Are you sure it’s a girl??!!” over and over again. I was so sure I had seen a boy, I was in disbelief. My heart was longing for a girl, but I never let myself verbalize just how badly I wanted her. I cried and squealed in happiness, it was such a surreal moment. My mom was there too and she was crying right along with us. It was one of the best moments of my life.

It's a girl! Vintage inspired gender reveal.

I’m really so surprised that we will have another baby girl. I always thought I’d be the mom to all boys. It’s just a feeling I had in my gut. My husband and I both grew up with only brothers, so it’s actually what we both expected for our own family. And when Allie came along a few years ago, after our sweet boy Owen, I can remember feeling so grateful that I actually got a little girl–something I never imagined would happen. I was so lucky to have both a boy and a girl, it was perfect. But when I thought about the possibility of having a third baby one day, I couldn’t help but imagine how great it would be to give Allie a little sister, something I desperately wanted when I was growing up. Now to realize that dream is actually coming true feels surreal.

It's a girl! Vintage inspired gender reveal.

God has been so good to us and blessed me with more than I ever deserve. Having a boy and two girls is beyond anything I could have imagined for our family and I’m just so grateful. I also want to thank all of you that have been following our story. Whether you’ve been here from the beginning or brand new, I’m so incredibly thankful to have your support and kindness each and every day. I never take it for granted and I hope you know how much I truly appreciate it!

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The Comments

  • Stephanie
    February 28, 2017

    Yay! Congrats!

    • Julei
      > Stephanie
      February 28, 2017

      So happy for you both!! Congratulations !????

  • Jan Howard
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations! I had one of each and was thrilled so I have no idea what I would have wished for the third one. Ha.. My Dad had 4 daughters with one son stuck right in the middle. Then we in turn had 4 boys and one daughter. Of course she was her Paw Paw’s favorite! She had a boy this past October and named him after her precious Grandfather.
    Best wishes for a continued great pregnancy!

    • Sarah
      > Jan Howard
      March 2, 2017

      That’s such a sweet story Jan! Paw Paw’s favorite and very special I am sure. Thank you for the well wishes!

  • Paula Chaffin
    February 28, 2017

    What a fun day???????? my husband and I are getting a girl granddaughter, Amelia Brooke, and a grandson, Lawrence Wesley, on the 14th. We already have a little man that just turned two so we are primed and ready for a girl.
    Congratulations to you and your family.

    • Sarah
      > Paula Chaffin
      March 2, 2017

      Oh how exciting Paula! And what gorgeous names. Enjoy those sweet babies!

  • Jan
    February 28, 2017

    congratulations, may the Lord bless your family

  • Teresa
    February 28, 2017

    Awe , congratulations and much blessings for you . You look fab by the way .. prayers that all will go smoothly … I’m sure you already have some great decorating ideas for the new little one … I’ll be looking forward to those????

    • Sarah
      > Teresa
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you so much Teresa, I appreciate the prayers.

  • Mary Ellen Eckels
    February 28, 2017

    Beautiful post! I’m so happy for all of you! God bless.

  • Bonnie
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations! So excited for you and your little family.

  • Cindy
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations!!!! So happy for you.

  • Ellen
    February 28, 2017

    Awww, such a sweet post!! =) Congrats on your little girl!

  • Mary
    February 28, 2017

    How wonderful!! We had 3 boys and now have 2 little grand daughters and 1 on the way!!

  • Mary
    February 28, 2017

    How wonderful!! We have 3 boys and now have 2 little grand daughters and 1 on the way!!

  • Jana
    February 28, 2017

    Baby LVN, now officially Baby Girl LVN is such a blessing! Soooo happy for you all! Now, when can we start on the new nursery? You have such sweet things ahead!

    • Sarah
      > Jana
      March 2, 2017

      haha baby girl LVN is on the way! I can’t wait to get started on the nursery, we just have to move a few things around since my two girls will be sharing a room now. So excited!

  • Cindy
    February 28, 2017

    I remember feeling that same exact way! What a great post. We have 3 kids. Will (21), Macy (19), and Addison (17). I had always wanted a boy first because I grew up wanting a big brother. Then wanted a girl next which was a perfect blessing then the sweet little sister for her. Again, perfect! They all are like best friends now and even though 2 are out of the house, they snapchat and facetime each other everyday. Makes my heart smile. I will continue to pray for y’all. Big hugs.

    • Sarah
      > Cindy
      March 2, 2017

      Oh that’s so awesome Cindy! I still can’t believe the way it’s all working out, I never imagined it would be this way. I just feel so blessed. Love the names of your kiddos, we are actually considering Macy for this babe!

  • Lezlie
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations!!! I’m so very happy for you and your family.

    • Sarah
      > Lezlie
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Lezlie, we are so excited!

  • Allison
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations!!!! So happy for you guys! You look fabulous!

    • Sarah
      > Allison
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Allison!

  • Rondell Konat
    February 28, 2017

    So happy for you! I had three boys and one girl with her being the oldest! Can’t wait to hear the name you picked out for her and the nursery reveal!

    • Sarah
      > Rondell Konat
      March 2, 2017

      Aw that’s awesome! I can’t wait to share a sweet nursery once we get the kids’ rooms moved around.

  • Barbara
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations, Sarah! That’s wonderful news. So happy for you and your family!

    • Sarah
      > Barbara
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you so much Barbara!

  • Brenda
    February 28, 2017

    That’s wonderful, little girls are so much fun!!! Congratulations and will be praying for her arrival to be smooth and quick????

    • Sarah
      > Brenda
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Brenda, I appreciate the prayers!!

  • Jody
    February 28, 2017

    Sarah,
    Congratulations! I was just thinking of you the other day, wondering how you were feeling. So happy to hear you are getting over your “icky” time, getting back to you. A little girl….how awesome is that! We became great grandparents to a wee little boy few weeks ago. Babies are precious little blessings from God.

    • Sarah
      > Jody
      March 2, 2017

      You are so sweet Jody, thank you for thinking of me. I still can’t believe we’re getting another girl!

  • Lindsey Horning
    February 28, 2017

    Awww how amazing! Congratulations!

  • Cyndi Patterson
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations!

  • Leigh
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations, Sarah! Such exciting news! A healthy girl! Praise the Lord! Enjoy the next few months of preparing for her arrival! ????

    • Sarah
      > Leigh
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Leigh, I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I possibly can!

  • Cortney
    February 28, 2017

    Congratultions to you and your family! How exciting and so special!

    • Sarah
      > Cortney
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you so much Cortney!

  • Helen
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations Sarah soooo happy for you and beautiful styling as always!????????

    • Sarah
      > Helen
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Helen!

  • Jan
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations! I was blessed last week to go to the reveal ultrasound with my daughter-in-law! I was beyond excited because it was a first for me! And now I get to make the mommy a “I only make Boys” tee!!! Maybe we’ll get a girl eventually, though.?.

    • Sarah
      > Jan
      March 2, 2017

      Oh how fun! This one was the first for my mom too, so it was extra special to have her there with us for the big news. Sweet memories for sure!

  • Tricia Wilson
    February 28, 2017

    Aww what a sweet post, very happy for you and your growing family. God’s blessing to you all ????

    • Sarah
      > Tricia Wilson
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you so much Tricia.

  • Angela
    February 28, 2017

    God bless,how wonderful. I never had a daughter just my awesome sons who both gave me two precious, beautiful granddaughters. Whatever the gender, children are Gods blessings. Hope you continue to feel good.

    • Sarah
      > Angela
      March 2, 2017

      Amen to that–children are such blessings. Thank you Angela!

  • Teresa Burton
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations to you and your family!! What an exciting time for all of you!!

    • Sarah
      > Teresa Burton
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Teresa!

  • Julie B.
    February 28, 2017

    Congrats! After you said that you wanted your sweet little girl to have something you never had, a little sister, I got all teary! I’m so happy for you all!

    • Sarah
      > Julie B.
      March 2, 2017

      Aw thank you Julie, it really feels like a dream come true!

  • Mikaela
    February 28, 2017

    Awww! This was a sweet post! Congratulations to your family, Sarah! ????????

    • Sarah
      > Mikaela
      March 2, 2017

      Thanks so much Mikaela!

  • Kim
    February 28, 2017

    Congrats Sarah and family. What a blessing we look forward to meeting your lil miss upon her arrival!! ????

    • Sarah
      > Kim
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Kim!!

  • Lanita Anderson
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations! Loved seeing your cute reveal with the pink flowers and booties…… Blessings to you and your family as you anticipate the birth of your little one!

    • Sarah
      > Lanita Anderson
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Lanita, I really appreciate that!

  • Doreen
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations and God bless you all. ????

    • Sarah
      > Doreen
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you so much Doreen!

  • Ruth penny
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations to you and your family many blessings

    • Sarah
      > Ruth penny
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Ruth!

  • Marilyn
    February 28, 2017

    Congratulations. Allie can have a best friend for life. Owen can be big brothe rand protector two his two little sisters. God Bless you and yours.
    Marilyn

    • Sarah
      > Marilyn
      March 2, 2017

      Exactly, Marilyn! I’m so excited, Owen will make the best big brother to the two girls.

  • Sherri Smail
    February 28, 2017

    How Exciting!! Congratulations to you & your family…I’m so happy for you Sarah!

    • Sarah
      > Sherri Smail
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you so much Sherri!

  • Kim
    February 28, 2017

    I’m so happy for you and your family congratulations

    • Sarah
      > Kim
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you so much Kim!

  • Kellie
    March 1, 2017

    I’m so happy for you! I always wanted a sister growing up too! and can we just talk about how adorable you look? šŸ˜‰

    • Sarah
      > Kellie
      March 2, 2017

      Ha! Thanks Kellie, I’m definitely feeling bigger by the minute over here!

  • Larissa
    March 1, 2017

    Congratulations!
    We have 2 girls and a boy. The girls are 19 and 16 and they are the best of friends!

    • Sarah
      > Larissa
      March 2, 2017

      That’s so awesome Larissa, I pray my girl are best friends too!

  • Sandy
    March 1, 2017

    I had tears of happiness for you i have two daughters. So blessed

    • Sarah
      > Sandy
      March 2, 2017

      Aw well then you know exactly how I feel! Thank you Sandy.

  • Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
    March 3, 2017

    Yay a girl!!! Congrats! šŸ™‚

  • Sandy
    March 6, 2017

    Wow !
    What a blessing ????

  • Naomi
    March 14, 2017

    I just love this sweet story, Sarah. I’m so happy for you and Matt! Another girl….How awesome! And, you look absolutely gorgeous and fabulous!

    • Sarah
      > Naomi
      March 15, 2017

      Aw thanks so much Naomi. Big hugs to you friend!

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