Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We're Having A.....

Well, 66 % of you voted wrong....If there is one thing we do consistently, its make girls! We are so excited to announce that God has once again seen fit to bless us with another daughter on the way!! We are honestly SO delighted and have actually all been hoping for another girl....its just the stage we're in right now and Tristan is very happy in his role as our only and FAVORITE son! And what a wonderful big brother he is!!!

Join us in celebration as we anticipate the arrival of
Gabriella (Ella) Juliette

Even more exciting is the confirmation today that this little angel girl has a healthy heart! We are so grateful for many of you who have written to say that you have been praying for this appointment today and for good news. We were told that the pulmonary artery is exactly where it should be and that this baby does not have Transposition! I really didn't think I was terribly anxious going into the appointment, but it was a flood of relief washing over me to hear those words.

We're just basking in the joy of this wonderful news and looking forward to a very different experience with this baby! Her name means "God is my might". We have seen so vividly, the answers to prayers and the confirmation of His leading in these past years and months. Our prayer for her little life right from the beginning is that she will be a testimony to that and that in the midst of so much uncertainty, our hope and confidence will be in Him!

16 comments:

Julie said...

Congratulations Mandy!

Your children are so adorable... I know this next one will be as well.

Loved reading this tonight!

Julie Todd

Crystal... said...

Oh yay!!! I was thinking it was a girl, though I voted hoping for a little boy.. hehe. Praise the LORD she is healthy.. yay....

Carolina Carters said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for y'all and SO, SO happy to hear that she has a healthy heart! :) What a huge answered prayer! Praying for everything else go smoothly for mama AND little Ella!

{HUGS!!}

How fun that we'll have girl friends! :)

kwswimmer14 said...

Congratulations! So exciting and such wonderful news for your sweet family! I have LOVED following your blog for the past few years and cannot wait to 'meet' Ella!
HE truly is amazing!

Sarah Webb said...

Congratulations!!! So excited to meet this precious little Ella...I LOVE LOVE her name...of course, I love all your children's names! So thankful for a healthy heart...praise the Lord.

Love you much, my friend!
Sarah

Donna said...

What wonderful news!!! Glad it's a girl...yes, you make beautiful babies no matter what the sex..but another GIRL!!! And beautiful name!!!! So pretty AND SO GLAD SHE IS Healthy!!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing this special news!!!

Jess said...

Oh how super exciting to hear, it's a girl with a healthy heart! We must get together soon, oh and I have a little something for Miss Evie for her birthday! :O) Hugs!

Laura said...

Congratulations! I can't believe that you are having another girl! I am SO happy for you!

Love,
Laura

Julie said...

Congratulations!! That is wonderful news. And such a beautiful name. We find out next week... I can hardly wait!

Mandi said...

Congratulations! Another beautiful Smith girl! I'm sure Tristan doesn't mind another sister to adore him. :-)

Jane said...

Congratulations, Mandy and Chad! You definitely know how to raise up little girls - beautiful and sweet ones! Love the name!
A heart-healthy baby - Praise God!

taylor said...

yay!! So excited for you my friend! I know that is a relief! Yay for answered prayers!

The Simmons Family said...

I am SO excited for you alL!! Not only because she has a healthy heart, but because you'll have another little girl! Tristan is going to have a lot of protecting to do in about 10 years! :)

Lacey said...

Congratulations! You do pink so well! And Triston will be a great big brother to another baby sister!
Oh and I said girl! I just knew it!

Rachel C said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you and your family, and having so much fun following your journey!

~Trini C.~ said...

Oh, congratulations!!!! I'm so glad that Ella doesn't have transposition...such a blessing from the Lord!

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