It appears the Alberts family has a pink future ahead!
Joel has already started looking for the place to buy the biggest, most intimidating shotgun that he can clean in about 25 years when our baby girl starts bringing home guys to meet us. ;)
scary news about our low amniotic fluid, she told us (with just a tiny bit of hesitation) that she's fairly certain our baby is a daughter. We were both surprised and thrilled and just happily overwhelmed with love for this tiny lady!
I was a complete wreck over the idea of her suffering inside me with too little fluid, but Joel was kissing my belly and calling her by her name and asking how "his girls" were doing. It was such a helpful balance to my fears and insecurities. He immediately called his parents and texted his friends and started offering her as a prom date for multiple little boys we know ;)
It took me much longer to wrap my brain around the idea that I have a daughter. A tiny little girl in there. Once I settled down, I started talking to her, too. My mom arrived the following day, with all these sweet girly clothes. That helped a ton.
As we move into this new week and plan to call for a follow-up screen to get a better glimpse at the baby, I'm covered in peace and certainty that God formed this daughter of ours. That she's His daughter first, and he's given her to us for a sweet sweet purpose.
pink! So wonderful!