On Christmas morning, I woke up at 6:00 to make my usual bathroom run and couldn't go back to sleep. I remembered that that morning we would find out how our lives would change and I was nervous and thrilled. I promised myself that I would let Nick sleep until at LEAST 9:30. I dozed on and off and when 9:30 finally rolled around, Icouldn't take it anymore. I woke Nick up and we went to sit by the tree and exchange presents. After opening all of our great gifts, we came to the best one. I knew that I wouldn't be able to look at what was in the envelope. Nick opened it, looked at it and looked at me with tears in his eyes. At that point, I HAD to look. I have to admit, for whatever reason, I was SURE that we were having a boy, not that I cared one way or the other, but I just knew that we would have a son. So, when I looked at the piece of paper and saw... I was SHOCKED! And that was a wonderful feeling! It was the BEST surprise ever. I am so excited about our little girl and I can't wait to meet her! Nick and I are thrilled to have a little girl to take to Disney World and dress up like a Princess. I can't wait to play Barbie's with her and watch The Sound of Music with her. Most of all, I can't WAIT to read with her. My mom read with me every night before bed until I was 15 and I hope to do that with all of our kids, but especially our little girl. I'm sitting in the nursery as I type this, daydreaming about rocking her in the rocking chair that I'm sitting in now and thinking about all the other wonderful memories that we will make together as mother and daughter. It's going to be a blast!
We kept the secret to ourselves until December 27th (last night). We ate with our parents, brothers and sisters-in-law and after dinner, the waitress brought the cake that we made to the table. After much anticipation, Nick cut the cake and everyone saw pink. It's now one of my favorite memories. I loved having our family there to share with us in the excitement! They are all just as excited as we are, if that's even possible.