Monday, February 18, 2013




We're having a girl! A sweet baby girl. While Cree and I sat watching her suck her thumb and cross her cute little ankles on screen for the first time, my heart felt so full—I could hardly speak. We love her already, and pray she continues to stay healthy and strong. (Both Cree and I were premature babies, so we often find ourselves whispering little reminders to "stay in there!")

We wanted to find out who we were having when it was just us two, so we had the ultrasound technician check boy or girl on our notecard (below), and we opened it at home. For some reason, we both felt like it was a little boy—not that we had a preference—and were tickled pink to find out we assumed wrong. Since then, we haven't stopped talking about peter-pan collars, daddy-daughter date nights and Jones family cuddles.

Photo by Amanda Jane Jones (and yes, we are totally channeling A Cup of Jo!)

Click below to see some cute ultrasound (little foot and profile) photos and our baby notecard...




 







59 comments:

  1. Awww! Congratulations you two! Such happy happy news :)

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  2. Oh Amanda, what sweet news! Congrats to you and Cree...and praying that she stays in there all 40 weeks, so she's all nice and chubby! ;) (We just announced we're having a baby girl too). They will have to meet one day...

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  3. Congratulations! That sounds really exciting and I really like the first picture, it's so lovely :)

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  4. Yeah! I'm so excited for you guys!! How fun, a little girl. . .I've always wanted one of those :)

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  5. massive congratulations and LOVE the photo and card! eeeek x x

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  6. That is the sweetest way you guys found out :) Congratulations on having a baby girl, the three of you will make the cutest family!

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  7. oh, gosh, this is adorable. love the ultrasound shots. congrats! xx
    ( the alcove )

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  8. Congratulations! Knowing you, your baby girl will be the cutest little thing ever.

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  9. congrats! i love that your card says, 'jones baby number 1.... setting you up for 2 and 3.... :) i always love your graphic style, even in this little card!

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  10. So cute! Congratulations you two!

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  11. She is going to be just stunning!

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  12. oh, i can't contain myself over here for you! what a joy!
    this little gal is in for such a treat...

    xoxo

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  13. Congratulations! I discovered your blog a while ago, and love it! I love your work. My husband was roommates with Cade for a few years before we got married, and he helped me connect the dots that Cree is his brother. Small world. We just found out that we are also expecting a little baby girl! So I share in your excitement. Congrats again!

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  14. congratulations! girl or boy, what a little miracle you'll have. all the best.


    rachael

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  15. Congratulations! You'll be great parents and raise a happy girl! May she stay in there until she's fully baked!! Much love x (you look great too)

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  16. Congratulations! Your photo is so adorable.

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  17. congratulations, sweet lady! love love your sweet photo. so happy for you two!

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  18. congrats, amanda and cree! she's going to be the sweetest.

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  19. Hip hip hooray! So incredibly happy for you two! xo

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  20. Ahh, congratulations you guys! I'm so happy and excited for you. Baby girls are so much fun, but I'm biased, of course.

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  22. I'm brimming with excitement for you two. She will be one lucky little girl to have you as parents.

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  23. Congrats! what great news, and I love love love the way you found out - now you have a sweet keepsake too.

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  24. As the mother of a 19-month-old little girl, I can attest that family cuddles are definitely in your future. Elliott loves nothing more than family group hugs, and I can only hope that is a common trait among children who know how much they are loved. Congratulations!

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  25. So happy for you! I'm the mama of one little girl and another on the way! I LOVE being the mom of a little girl. Congrats to you!

    Kacie

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  26. Beautiful post Amanda! Love the Cup of Jo inspiration :)

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  27. Congratulations on having a girl! And you are looking beautiful, mama.

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  28. i'm so happy for you two!
    and no doubt she'll be so lucky to have you as her papa and mama.

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  29. so happy for you! i'm excited to watch your journey to parenthood from afar!

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  30. congratulations! love this shot. we're waiting to find out, but i have a strong feeling that it's a boy. but i guess those feelings can be wrong :)

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  31. Hahaha - tickled pink - how appropriate! A girl! THAT NOTECARD! ADORABLE! So excited for you & Cree! Can't wait to talk baby with you in person! xoxo

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  32. I was convinced Beth was going to be a boy, eventhough I knew she's going to be a girl I still made sure when she came out and said to Chris 'Check are you sure?' ha ha ha. Oooohhhhhhhh girls are just so adorable. Congratulations Amanda & Cree such a beautiful blessing indeed.

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  33. My word, that little angel is going to have the loveliest parents. I told you on facebook I had a feeling it was a girl! Gosh, so exciting.... I am just over the moon for the two (I mean three) of you!

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  34. I wish you all the best and a lifetime of love with your baby girl!

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  35. Congrats!!! I am due with a little girl on July as well! There seems to be a big boom this year for summer babies.

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  36. ooooh...

    this is so sweet - congratulations!

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  37. Congrats to both of you! What a wonderful moment of pure joy! :)

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  38. Congratulations - a girl, that's great. I also have a girl (unfortunately almost grown) and it was and is a wonderful time.

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  39. Wonderful news! YAY! Wishing you the very best.

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  40. Love this photo, and your wonderful news–congratulations!

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  41. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Oh. GIRLS!!! They are so amazing. I'm sure I'll like my boy, but oh! a little lady bug! Super excited for you. also, i'll stop offering! but if you want a mobile you let me know!!! xo

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    1. You are so sweet! I'd love a mobile!! They are so cute—love them. Also, I'm so excited you're having a boy. Now you'll have one of each. ;)

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  42. This is absolutely adorable. Adorable! I have two little boys, one of which informed me the other day that we need a little girl around here. Oh boy! Happy for you : )

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  43. Yay for sugar, spice, and everything nice!

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  44. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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  45. YAAAAYYYYYY!!!! congratulations, baby mama! so exciting!!!

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