welcome to the johnson family blog~ my name is mindy & my husband is brian, aka baja. we have been married since 08.08.08. the two of us became the five of us! our tiny baby bird, vivienne, arrived 04.12.12, baby lucielle came on 08.06.13 and baby edith on 11.19.15. thanks for stopping by our blogsite. here you'll find our photography work & our personal life, everything from family portraits to what’s going on in our life. it’s both a blog (to connect with friends and family who live a little too far away) & a journal/scrapbook (to remember all the little details as our family changes). so welcome, thanks for coming & enjoy! contact me at: hopefeathers {at} me {dot} com.

July 10, 2015

Baby Bird 3 is a....

The long awaited day has arrived! We had our 20 week ultrasound! It's actually unbelievable to me that we are halfway already! It was so sweet to see our little babe wiggling and moving all over the screen. The ultrasound tech said that baby was so wiggly that she nearly wasn't able to get all the measurements she needed! She even had me use the bathroom halfway through to give baby a little more room so that maybe she could finish up haha. It worked! Baby calmed down enough to finish the measurement and to get to the fun stuff... the gender!!! We hemmed and hawed all this pregnancy to decide if we wanted to find out. We didn't with Vivienne. We were both wrong and thought she was a boy! We did with Lucielle and it was so fun to call her by name and bond with her as she grew. Both ways were fun. In the end, we decided to do a gender reveal party with our families.

Everyone came over to our house and we cracked a glowstick: blue or boy and red for girl. Viv was so excited! She has been talking about the glowstick plan all week. It's been really fun to watch her totally understand everything this pregnancy! The hugs, the kisses, the questions, it's so fun! She has been saying all along that it's "and itty bitty girl in my mommy's tummy!", so I have been trying to prepare her for a boy just in case. Just that day, she switched her mind and said she thought it was a boy! She should have gone with her gut because..... GIRL! We cracked a red glow stick and couldn't be more thrilled! We ALL had a major gut feeling it would be a girl. Everyone else in the world thought boy though haha.
 So excited!

To answer some commonly asked questions:

Do you have a name chosen? As with Vivienne and Lucielle, we chose the name based on meaning. Our sweet third daughter will be named Edith Clementine. It means rich in mercy and we chose it based on Eph 2:4-5 which is our prayer for her life: "But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved." We pray that she would come to know Jesus and love Him completely and trust Him with her life. We pray that she would be made alive in Christ because of his rich mercy!

How does Brian feel? Much to my surprise, and to everyone else I'm sure, he is thrilled! He says he was hoping for a third girl all along and that his heart skipped a beat in excitement when he was the red glowstick. He's the best dad to our girls and loves and cherishes them so completely!

Are you going to keep trying until you have a boy? We love babies. We love OUR babies. We don't care if we have boys or girls. We would LOVE to have all girls. We would LOVE to have a boy someday. But that's not our "goal". We may stop at three. We may have three more. Let's birth this one first haha.

Are you going to match the clothes of all THREE? Um... duh! Hahah. Most of what the girls wear match on accident anyway because I am drawn to buying the same prints, patterns and colors. But of course I went out right away and got their first matching rompers for next summer :)

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