Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Its a girl!


Sam and I are are thrilled to announce that at our 20-week ultrasound check we found out we are having a girl! We pretty much already have her name picked out, but we only ever call her by her Chinese name -- Try pronouncing this one: xia xi (sounds like "sha shee"). Don't worry, she has an English name, we will just call her xia xi here =). "Xia" means "summer" and also "Eve". "Xi" means "hope". So her Chinese name means "summer hope" or "Eve of hope". She looks healthy and everything seems to be developing according to plan. If you cannot figure out the ultrasound picture, I will try to explain. We are looking at a profile shot of her head. She has her mouth open and her hand up by her face. Isn't she beautiful!?

14 comments:

The Smyth's said...

I'm SOOO excited for you both! You will be the cutest mom Dudie. I love you and hope all is well over in China.

Steph said...

Hurray! More girls!! Congrats to you guys. We sure miss you here.

Jamie Curtis said...

Yay! We are so happy for you guys! I think having a girl as the firstborn is a great way to start the family!! We love and miss you!

Jared & Shannon said...

Congtats, Amy! She's a cutie! Did you know we had our 20-week ultrasound and found out we're having a boy? I'm just following the trend of the nursing students, I guess--but you, you broke free! So what is her English name? Or is it Summer Hope?

Jonathan said...

Good jarb.

R and A Brannock Fam said...

CONGRATULATIONS! :) That is exciting news! What a BEAUTIFUL baby girl!!!

ivana said...

I am SO excited for you Amy! I love seeing ultrasound pictures. She's a lucky little girl! I think that is so awesome that you have a chinese name picked out for her. It is so beautiful.

Megan said...

isabella was born in june. that period is the best for being pregnant in my opinion. i am also partial to girls.

Meredith Shatzer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you two! I hope it all goes well delivering there!

The B Glad Family said...

Congratulations to both of you! It sounds like you're already having some great adventures in China! Good luck with everything.

Brian & Melissa

Kelly said...

Exciting!!! Congrats!

StephyJ said...

She is so beautiful! I am so excited for you!

Tara said...

Oh Amy! I am sooo excited for you! I of course just found out your having a little girl from some detective work of my own. (as you know I am usually the last person to find out about important things) Congratulations I am just so excited for you guys

Meg said...

Congratulations! The profile picture is precious.