Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Sugar 'n' Spice

I guess that's what my belly is full of! We're excited to announce we're having a little girl!!! We had an ultrasound done this afternoon and the doctor told us it's a baby girl and she's doing great. We are so happy to know what we're having. I'm 21 weeks, so we're half way there. I've popped out considerably within the last few weeks, but I'm feeling pretty good. The neatest thing about this stage is that I can feel the baby move! It's the greatest (yet strangest) feeling. She is quite active. During the ultrasound she wouldn't be still. The doctor kept calling her a little dancer.

We've decided to name her Abigail Kate. We plan to use both names and call her "Abby Kate." We are thrilled and can't wait to welcome our daughter in October!

Mike is excited about having a daughter, although a little nervous I think. He said he's going to start shopping around for a good shotgun to scare all those future boys off the front porch. Ha, ha. No doubt he'll be an overprotective daddy.

Say hello to Abby Kate here at your right. You can see how she's curled up, with her feet directly above her head. We think she's precious!


Katie and Jimmy said...

Hi Casey. This is Lori's sister Katie. I often read your blog and am so excited for you and Mike. Abby Kate is an adorable name and I am glad to hear that she and you are both doing well.
-Katie Whitlock

Mom said...

I am so excited and thrilled to death. God has blessed me so much with such beautiful gifts, first my grandson and now a granddaughter. Of course I always thought you and Mike would have a girl first. It will surely have blond curls. I haven't been able to stop smiling since you called me to tell me the great news. Love you.

Brandon & Carolyn Schroder said...

yayayyayaya!!! We all knew it. Yay for little girls. YAYAYAYaYyay. Couldn't be more excited for you mama.

Kim said...

Casey and Mike, that's so exciting. Lori and I had such a fun time watching Hannah and Philip play together at Christmas, and you and Carrie will experience that for yourselves in a few years. It's still hard to believe that there's a whole new generation in our families. We're not the kids anymore!!

Carrie said...

Hi Casey.
I too am a lurker of your blog. I am so excited for you guys! Let me tell ya there is nothing like little girls....precious!! My husband, Len, was also nervous about having girls. But I honestly think God only give little girls to men with tons of patience, lol!!
Best wishes to you all! Abby kate is absolutely adorable!!!
~Carrie Bowers~

Marge and Brent said...

Congratulations on the big news! And Abby Kate is a great name. It's no Sommargealyn... but it will do. Ha Ha.

Sara said...

It is beyond precious...the name...the picture...the blessing of Carrie having a baby boy and you a baby girl...wow!
And tonight....I'm especially thankful for blogs....and the fact that I feel totally reconnected with my college roommate.
Cheers to you, Case...you and Mike were always destined to have a little dancer!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I cannot wait to see this new baby girl!! You two will be such great parents. I am so happy for ya'll.
Love, Ellen

Lyndsay said...

I cannot express how unbelievably excited I am for you two and how excited I am to meet my "niece"! :) She is going to be gorgeous and you two are going to make such great parents. If she's anything like us when we were little girls, she will definetly be the dancer! Love you both (and Abby Kate too!)

whitney said...

yea for little girls!! no doubt she will be the most beautiful baby in the world. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt will have nothing on little Abby! :)


Elizabeth said...

Congrats, Casey! What a cute name! I'm hoping for a girl this time too! I hope she is blessed with your curly hair!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats, what a beautiful baby girl it will be!! I heard you guys will be in for Tracy's wedding, I can't wait to see you! Let us know when we can plan a baby shower!!
Miss you!
Carrie Taylor

Mom said...

Dad and I can't wait to meet our new granddaughter and be able to spoil her rotten. Lee has already been talking about how he is going to install a child seat in the tractor! Love to you both, Mom

Meredith Helm said...

I am so excited for you and Mike. I know she will be so pretty with parents like you two. Can't wait to see you.