Friday, February 20, 2009

it's a GIRL!!!!!


It’s official we will welcome a baby girl to be named Ava Luciana in five short months. She will be called Luciana, honoring my husband’s Italian roots.
It is still sinking in. I still can’t believe i’m able to type these words "it’s a girl." I believe there are some things that happen in this lifetime that you truly feel blessed beyond measure. Having a loving husband is at the top. Having a healthy, happy little boy is another. Having a wonderful family and a supportive group of friends is the icing. Now, knowing that we will be adding a precious pink bundle in five months has left me speechless. Sometimes I really wonder, what did I do to deserve this happiness? "For this child I have prayed" I Samuel 1:27

My mom went to the appointment with Jim and I today. I was so glad she was there to share and be apart of our exciting news. So glad she was able to capture such emotion in pictures for us. Thank-you mom! In these pictures we are looking straight ahead because the sonogram images are being displayed on a giant television monitor. It was amazing! And the best part is we get to see our sweet girl again in three weeks for her 20 week measurements



If you could please keep our family in your prayers. Jim did receive the official letter yesterday, at the end of April United Airlines will be furloughing around 200 more pilots. He did not make the cut this time. With this upcoming job loss we are facing the possibility of a move, maybe even before the baby. It is a lot to think about. But, I am excited to see what God has in store for our family next.
The good news today was very needed and welcomed. "So I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5

11 comments:

Kelly said...

Yeay for a girl!!!! I love the pics!!!!!!!! What a sweet memory.
I'm so sorry about Jim's job. I will be praying for ya'll.

aandpscott said...

We are so excited for you guys! Luciana will be such a blessing and wonderful addition to your family. Sophia can't wait to have a new bff across the street.

We will be praying that Jim finds a job soon and ideally one close to Salisbury.

Lauren Kelly said...

Such a sweet blog you have and congrats on having a little girl. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to keeping up with yours :o)

The Allens said...

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. I am sorry about your husband's job.

Heather said...

Congrats on a girl!! They are so much fun! I will be praying for you and your husband's job situation. We recently went through something similar and just moved to the Houston area about 7 months ago. Have faith, and congrats again!

Melissa and Sean said...

YEAH!!! A girl! That is so exciting! I love her name..it is adorable. So sorry to hear about your husband's job. When God closes one door, he always opens another. I will keep you guys in our prayers! I am so glad that you checked out our blog and made a comment. I will check on you often and see how you are! Keep checking on us for the arrival of our twins.

Kristen said...

What a great picture! I wish I had thought to bring a camera along to those ultrasounds! Congratulations on a baby girl, they are SO much fun!

alli said...

congrats there tara girl...a

Kendra said...

I just LOVE that your mom was able to catch the emotion on your faces...priceless!! How fun to be able to show your daughter in the years to come =)
I am so sorry to hear about your husband's job news...what a trying situation...
I know we serve a MIGHTY God, and I will be praying He provides abundantly for your precious family!!!

Alyssa said...

Oh! girls are the best!!!!! even more fun after having a boy!! aren't you just loving all of the pink!!

Harris Family said...

Clearly, I ridulously far behind on reading blogs!!! I will be praying for you guys and the job situation. We have been there. We made a big transition about this time last year! The Lord will not give you more than you can handle and He never does anything without purpose. it is so hard living in the moment some times, but so worthwhile to look back and see God's plans fulfilled in your life! On a lighter not! I LOVE the pics! How sweet that you have that moment caught in time! Your camera is awesome!