That’s what Michael will be come July 🙂

Because there will be TWO girls in the house!!!!!!


We had the 20 week ultrasound today and both the nurse and the doctor confirmed that we are indeed having a girl!  We are very excited.  The ultrasound was amazing.  I had no idea how much you can see!  We saw all 10 little fingers and 10 little toes, her arms punching around, and her little legs scrunched up against her body.  (Although, for as much as she’s been kicking lately, I felt she was being deceptive by giving the impression that she never moves those little legs 😉 )  We could see a lot of her bones, her spine in particular.  It was amazing.  We saw her heart beating and it was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen.  One of the most encouraging aspects was the doctor telling us that from what he could see, everything looked healthy and right on track.  We were grateful for that initial report!!

And a name?

Julia Mae Smith

Mike already has many nicknames for her.  Ju Ju Bee.  Jujyfruit.  Ba told us we’d better be careful what we call her.  Because some things stick for life.  I suppose Ba would know.  She’s never been called Grandma more than once in her life! 🙂

Julia already has two gifts from the grandparents.  Papa Sharp showed up yesterday with a present, and he would like it on record that he gave the baby her first gift haha.  He got her the entire Chronicles of Narnia on CD!!  Though she won’t be able to enjoy it for a couple of years, it will be GREAT for when she’s older and can appreciate the stories.  I envision bringing this on long car rides.  In the meantime, Mike and I plan to “borrow” this gift from Julia. 😉  And last night Cyndi and Amy picked out a little girl outfit for Jujyfruit!!  It’s adorable.  I can’t wait to go shopping for everything girly!!

Thank you all for your excitement throughout these past several months!  It truly has been a blessing to have you celebrate with us!

And so there you have it.  Baby girl Smith.  Jujyfruit in July.  How fitting 🙂