Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Friday, November 8, 2013

We are having a.................

GIRL!!!!!! We found out yesterday that all of the genetic screening came back negative and the baby is healthy. And that they baby is a girl. Maddie is excited to have a sister. Her name will be Olivia with the middle name either Reese or Nicole. We are leaning towards Reese though. Then it will be Madison Grace and Olivia Reese. I like the two together. We almost named Maddie Madison Olivia and then her initials would be MOM. I liked it since she finally made me a mom, but I loved both names so much that we decided to save Olivia just in case and now I am glad that we did.

Finding that we are having a girl was bittersweet. My sister has two girls and my brother has two girls and now I have two girls. We had all hoped for a boy this time, but it was not to be. We have two embryos remaining that we will use in the spring of 2015 and maybe then we will get our boy. Or twin girls. lol Either way we don't care. We are so thankful to hear that Livvy is healthy and that is all that matters.

Today we are preparing for a 10 hour trip to visit family in PA. It will be a long trip and I really hope that Maddie does well. And sleeps through most of it. It should be interesting traveling with a 3 year old. We haven't been back since February 2012 when we went for my MIL's memorial. It will be nice to go for a happier reason this time. Everyone is anxious to see Maddie again. Once we return home it will be a flurry of activity for the holidays. And in January we will start getting ready for baby Olivia. You would think that we have everything, but we don't. At all!! Maddie will be almost four when this baby is born. We sold her car seat and stroller and most of her clothes will be the wrong season. And now I think I want to sell the nursery furniture and go with white this time. So a lot to do!!!


  1. Congratulations on your bundle of pink!!!!

  2. Congratulations on your baby girl!

  3. I so understand about wanting a boy because there weren't any boys in the family. We now have 3 girls and are done! Lots of dreams at our house for the future. Ha! But, God has allowed my heart to be excited about all my girls and I know they will love having lots of sister love : )

  4. How fun! Congrats!
    Wow - it seems so early that you know! How far are you?
    Olivia is a beautiful name - two girls is so exciting!!!

  5. Congratulations on everything PINK!!! Exciting!!

  6. Yay....congrats for a healthy baby and a sister for Maddie!!! And I love the name. It has always been one of my favorites. I wanted my Genevieve to be Genevieve Olivia....but my hubby did not want her initials to be GOD! ha ha. We went with Genevieve Renee (my middle name). It was hubby's choice so I couldn't really argue. so happy for you. Safe travels.


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