I knew it was her from the moment I saw those two faint pink lines. My surety made me nervous. I didn't believe I could really "know" that early on, but I did, and my feelings were confirmed within 30 seconds of our ultrasound last Thursday. Before getting pregnant, I always imagined our first being a son. There hasn't been a baby girl born into the Preusser family for 22 years, and before that, it was 30. We are being blessed with the next. A daughter. Our daughter. She is real. A round tiny babe with Steven's little chin, the roundest nose, and plump little toes. She likes to sleep & had two long, deep yawns while we watched her on the screen. She also stretched and stretched as we tried to get her to wake up. Her spine has every single vertebrae, and her ribs are all there too. Her heart is strong and her bones are starting to harden. Nothing about this experience will ever not be miraculous to me. That my body is capable of growing this human being, with all her organs, limbs, and bones in tact without a single thought by me. I have never felt more love in my lifetime.
We cannot wait to meet you, baby A.