August 20, 2009
My husband picked that nickname, you'll remember, because John Elway lost three Super Bowls before he won a fourth. We lost three babies and my husband really wanted to win a fourth.
Yesterday the genetic counselor called. I wasn't expecting the call for another week. Guard Wife and I were eating lunch together and my heart went into my throat when I picked up the phone.
But our baby is a John Elway baby. A Super Bowl winner.
The baby has perfect chromosomes. Nothing wrong. Not even the balanced translocation that I have. That means that this child will not have chromosomal infertility later on when it comes time to birth the next generation. Perfect.
Our baby is John Elway in every way.
Except that it's a girl...
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This still makes me smile and cry all at once.
LOVE HER ALREADY.
Posted by: Guard Wife at August 20, 2009 10:22 PM (EvsXa)
I'm a teary mess. I am so thankful and relieved that, well.... Blah, blah, blah.
MUAH! Seriously congratulations! NOW you can shop.... Gosh, Sarah.... Eat some bacon and enjoy... (even though you're in for another loop -- pregnancy ain't easy either....)
Get some flip flops. And wear your husband's big shirts. And get the industrial-size fruit-flavored Tums.
I am so happy for you!!!!! YAY~!~~!!!
Posted by: Allicadem at August 20, 2009 10:29 PM (hGdGx)
First time commenter... I found your blog via SpouseBuzz quite awhile ago during one of my husbands deployments. I related with quite a bit, and grew attached... funny how that happens.
I'm so happy for you and your family!
Posted by: Danielle at August 20, 2009 10:47 PM (AbCgO)
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Posted by: Some Soldier's Mom at August 20, 2009 10:56 PM (DBUVT)
Posted by: Pamela at August 20, 2009 11:10 PM (hXt1H)
That just doesn't come across as well typed as it does flying across my living room . . . . but I think you get the idea.
I am so happy for you!!
I only know you from your blog, but you strike me as someone who isn't going to totally believe this is real until little Joanne E. is in your arms . . . . but I hope this news gives you a giant measure of peace going forward!!!!
Posted by: RC at August 20, 2009 11:38 PM (/kzoE)
Posted by: Code Monkey at August 20, 2009 11:40 PM (V7/2B)
There's a new princess in Peoria!
I always preferred matriarchies ...
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Posted by: R1 at August 21, 2009 12:27 AM (vGJML)
Wow! That's awesome news :-) Hey, who says the girl can't grow up to play football, huh?
Posted by: Barb at August 21, 2009 12:32 AM (iaV9O)
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Posted by: Oda Mae at August 21, 2009 06:23 AM (tKtQ9)
Congrats on your very happy news.
PS You could always name her Elwina....but I wouldn't advise it
Posted by: Suzanne B at August 21, 2009 06:56 AM (FekRk)
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Posted by: Susan at August 21, 2009 08:09 AM (4aKG6)
Now go enjoy the swollen boobs, puffy ankles, stretch marks and later, the talking back.
Posted by: the mrs. at August 21, 2009 08:10 AM (NJQf+)
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Posted by: Heather at August 21, 2009 09:30 AM (yVRs0)
Finally, the rainbow
Posted by: Cassandra at August 21, 2009 09:33 AM (YDshD)
You know, Oda Mae might just have something there. Patience certainly does fit.
Posted by: Maggie at August 21, 2009 09:34 AM (OKqpv)
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Posted by: MargeinMI at August 21, 2009 10:29 AM (NIotR)
And girls are so much fun. Shall I start saving clothes for you now?
Posted by: dutchgirl at August 21, 2009 10:53 AM (hLAkQ)
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Posted by: Susan at August 21, 2009 11:21 AM (Y8ZGj)
Can you hear my big WAAAAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Sarah-that is the most wonderful news!
Little Josie Elway. How sweet it is.
Posted by: AFSister at August 21, 2009 11:37 AM (Cuh4s)
Posted by: Amanda at August 21, 2009 01:11 PM (0JIJF)
have you thought about vlogging the birth..
Posted by: awtm at August 21, 2009 03:00 PM (91P17)
I am so happy for you...I have read your blog for over a year now (not even sure how I found you in the first place) but only commented for the 1st time the other day (Rochester news).
Congratulations! Girls are fun..full of drama and personality!
Posted by: Jen in NY at August 21, 2009 03:29 PM (09eZM)
You made me cry and I don't even LIKE kids! LOL
Tears, sweet tears...bless you guys. And a GIRL....all the pink knitting you have to do...
Posted by: LauraB at August 21, 2009 03:49 PM (1IDjM)
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Posted by: Toni at August 21, 2009 04:19 PM (OoGre)
Congratulations! I can't even imagine how ecstatic you must be. I'm so happy for you!
Posted by: Val L. at August 21, 2009 04:59 PM (4iXKP)
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Posted by: sharona at August 21, 2009 10:42 PM (VNSD8)
And you know, being a girl doesn't have to stop her from playing football. I did, and I turned out just fine.
Posted by: Eowyn at August 22, 2009 09:45 AM (mEpx3)
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Posted by: Peter at August 22, 2009 02:13 PM (sR5il)
I am SO happy for you!!! :-) And CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming little princess!!! :-) That is just SUCH. WONDERFUL. NEWS!!! :-)
Posted by: Krista at August 22, 2009 03:05 PM (sUTgZ)
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Posted by: Oddybobo at August 22, 2009 10:56 PM (doCYk)
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick,
but hope answered maketh the heart glad.
Love, Grace and His Shalom be upon you.
Posted by: OldSoldier54 at August 22, 2009 11:50 PM (al1X5)
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Posted by: Cindy at August 23, 2009 02:12 PM (RVjNA)
Came over from Major Z after reading about the "Lady Johnetty Elway" that is doing the "long run" for a "touch down". The "long run" will get tiring but the "goal" will be worth it.
Hope the #1 Coach is back from shup-per see-ack-ret sckip in order to catch that 'long runner" during the "touch down".
Good Luck and Enjoy! ;-)
Posted by: Miss Em at August 23, 2009 02:52 PM (+E7Jv)
Posted by: Leofwende at August 23, 2009 04:04 PM (28CBm)
Your "Elway" may be female, but congratulations on the health of your child. May she grow up to be the oldest of your brood, if you two decide to have more children. May she do many, many things that will make both of you proud. After that, you and your husband can jokingly fight over which side of the family gave her that talent.
I learned about your site through MAJ Z's, "From my position... On the way!"
Posted by: RudyM at August 23, 2009 06:00 PM (RKQD7)
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Posted by: Christa at August 24, 2009 01:20 PM (2qSbp)
Take it from one who was told she would never EVER have children (but went on to be the blessed mother of a perfect girl baby - who has grown into the perfect woman....Not biased here, oh no!) you have many MANY so wonderful days ahead, as the mother of a daughter.
Many blessings to you all.
CONGRATULAAAAAAAAAAATIONS from all the way over here in Bratville...Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaa!
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Posted by: Sara at August 25, 2009 05:47 PM (UGy9x)
The Captain was our fourth also.
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