I had a feeling this little one was a girl, turns out I was correct. We had a LONG wait to find out her gender because here in Italy (our military medical insurance) doesn’t cover the early gender tests via blood sample. I did have an anxious month as some blood work for genetic abnormalities came back as being at risk for Down Syndrome. Thankfully, her scan showed no soft markers, though in circumstances such ask this, the only way to know for sure she doesn’t have Down Syndrome, would be to have an amniocentesis. I decided against having an amnio preformed because regardless of what that test would reveal I wouldn’t abort this pregnancy.
My husband and boys and I feel so blessed we can’t even really wrap our heads around it. Denniss is a little anxious about fathering a girl child. I’m perfectly confident he’ll do just fine as he’s an amazing father to our boys. Michael and Evan are super excited to have a little sister, and Evan is also excited to become a big brother.
For years my friends would remark that we had to try for a girl. As soon as we announced our pregnancy all the well wishes started to pour in and the hope that this one would be a girl. I love my boys, they have been so much fun to mother, but I am excited for all that comes with having a little girl… especially the ruffles and bows.
All the stuff… Oh my gosh…
My oldest son Michael is 12 years old and my youngest, Evan is eight. I can not begin to tell you how much cooler all the baby gear and things seem these days. There aren’t any really “big box” baby stores or specialty stores here in Italy where I can touch and see the items, but with the help of my friends I’ve managed to compile a registry via amazon.com.
Amazon has been such a lifesaver for me since moving abroad. One of the perks of creating your own registry with Amazon is that once you’re registry is completed you can a discount and if you’re a Prime Member it’s even larger. I definitely recommend creating a baby registry with amazon. I’m sure in the coming weeks I’ll be sharing more of my baby wish-lists and things I’ve purchased so far.
In case you were wondering, I’m wearing mostly H&M Mama and some stuff from their regular line.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!