Friday, August 1, 2008

Drumroll please....

IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!! Haha, Nate and I are SO excited and happy to know that we have a sweet little daughter growing inside me. At first she was being really shy so the ultrasound tech kept poking at her to open her legs and finally she went spread eagle! She already has her mother and father's (mostly mother's) stubborn personality! Anyway, we weren't able to get a profile picture of her face because she was facing my back, but we did get a good look at her spine, heart, and brain and everything there looks good so far!

One thing they did find, however, was that her feet didn't develop properly. It's a condition called Clubfoot (basically her feet are turned inward). So yesterday and today we've been researching about it, and we've come across several people who had it when they were younger (including Mia Hamm, Troy Aikan, and Kristi Yamaguchi) and some friends whose baby has it now. Of course it's a concerning thing, but they did a thorough ultrasound and are pretty certain that this has only affected her feet and nothing else. It is also something that is correctable in almost all cases (especially if it is only affecting her feet). We won't know exactly what her situation will be until she is born. More than likely she'll have to go through some treatment right after she's born for a little while, and luckily they have clinics in Utah that specialize in treating it. We feel really confident that things will work out the way the Lord intends them to.

Anyway, we don't want people to feel sorry for us. More than anything, we feel sorry for our precious baby, but everyone says she won't even remember it when she is older. We also don't want people to feel like they can't talk to us about it or ask questions. We're concerned, but the last thing we want to do is avoid the situation like it doesn't exist. We love our little girl more than anything and this little trial she will have to go through just makes us love her even more. She is already such a blessing in our life and we're so grateful that the Lord is entrusting her in our hands.

11 comments:

Abby said...

i can't wait to meet little miss wright! she is lucky to have such great parents.

Michael and Shelley said...

First off, you are so cute preggo! And second, I have heard it is fairly common to have club feet as a baby but then they grow out of it. I'm sure things will be just fine! Congrats on the baby girl! You're so lucky. I have a niece and she is so adorable! I'm probably gonna have a bunch of boys. I bet you cant wait to hold her in your arms and dress her up and stuff! Lucky!! Love you lots!

Chris said...

Kelly and Nate,
I'm so happy for both of you! A daughter! How exciting!!! And you really don't need to worry about her feet. Clubfoot is a very common birth defect and can be treated without surgery using the Ponseti Method. I encourage you to find a Dr. who is using the method as Dr. Ponseti suggests and not tweaking it as they see fit. If you'd like more info please join the nosurgery4clubfoot group on yahoo - there are a lot of parents there who can help you find a Dr. who is doing the method appropriately and won't hurt your precious daughter's feet in the process. After a few weeks of casting, your daughter will be put in to an FAB (shoes on a bar) that will help hold the correction. She'll wear the bar full time for 3 mos or so and then gradually decrease until she's just wearing them for nights and naps when she's weight bearing on her feet. Nights and naps will continue until she's five or so. But no invasive surgery needs to happen so it is all good. If you'd like more information, please feel free to join the nosurgery group or contact me. I'm happy to help you on your new journey! Our daughter is almost five and the past few years have just flown by. Enjoy this time, and the treatment. It really is much easier than you might think.

Matt and Mandy said...

Congrats, I am so excited for you! You guys will be awesome parents! Little girl clothes, bracelets, bows, matching shoes, and everything else girly are TOO much fun! Enjoy every single second with her, I swear you will blink and it's over! You are in our prayers.

Tasha and Ryan said...

Oh my gosh i am so excited you are having a girl! :) Do you have any names picked out??! Is your hubs so excited? are you done with morning sickness. and i am sure everything will work out with the baby. you are in our prayers & the lord is aware of you both. By the way, did i mention you are one hot prego mama! and that comes from the heart :)

The Comeau Family said...

Yeah a girl!! You guys are going t o have so much fun. And all those famous people have the same problem with club feet? I think that means your little baby is going to a rock star!! Haha, that would would be awesome.

Jessett said...

That is sooo exciting! Girl are so great. It is fun to shop for them and dress them in all the cute girly things. I will totally make you some cute head bands.

Congrats! She is going to be gorgeous. I mean come on... Look at her parents. :):):)

Elena & Alan said...

I'm very excited for you guys!! Girls are so much fun! I'm sure you'll love shopping for her and dress her up.
As far as I know clubfeet is a common birthdefect, and your girl won't even remember about it when she gets older. One of my friends daughter had the same condition, now she is about 6 or 7 years old and she has absolutely normal feet! So I'm sure things will turn out just fine for you guys and I know she is going to be recious and cute!

Jeff and Crystal said...

Kelli I am so Excited that you are having a Girl! How Fun! You are going to be such a Cute Mom!

The Altamirano's said...

Congrats you guys! Girls are the best and SOOOOO fun to shop for. She is going to be adorable.

Liam and Kimberly Breakwell said...

Congratulations on the baby girl! I am sure that everything will work out and she will be just fine. Good luck with the rest of pregnancy and preparing to be parents. Being parents is so wonderful, but definitely harder than we ever thought (at least with the getting no sleep for now and adjusting to everything), so get ready! But it is so wonderful too once your little one is here. You two will be great parents.