Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's a Girl

In case anyone missed the hints, rumors or announcements:
Coming (approximately) 10 March 2015
Last Wednesday we went to get a better look at this little one, and we were pleased to learn it's a she.  I will confess that I was really excited that our newest addition will be a girl (I was perfectly ready to adore that child either way, but I can't deny that I was hoping for a girl, mostly because I wanted to be sure we would have a girl SOMEday, and so then I was just relieved that I KNEW and wouldn't have to wait and wonder any more in the future, and anyway, it's funny because I was often subconsciously making lists of pros and cons for either, and in the end all I can say is that God answers the righteous prayers of His children).  Eventually I had to just stop guessing and second-guessing because the fact is that the child was what it was and no lists or wonderings or theories were going to change that just because we hadn't found out yet.  Still, I just had a feeling, which I didn't really pay much attention to, since I had the same feeling the first time, which feeling turned the other way partway through, and I just saw a little girl in our family when I imagined it.  It's interesting to note that it seems to be a season of girls, kind of like it was a season of boys when The Boy was born, and we seem to be following the trend of my sister and several friends.  That day at work after we had our ultrasound, I typed "girl" into my search on iTunes and listened to the playlist that resulted, which actually led to a pretty interesting variety of songs and artists, some of which will become great songs to sing to her when she finishes baking and gets here.  (In the meantime we can only hope she'll be just as good a baby as her brother was.)  It's funny to think of what our little family is going to be like and how it will change when we throw a little miss into the mix, but oh, I cannot wait to find out.

Anyway, that's the news!  The child to whom we have been affectionately referring as The Poppy -- short for poppy seed, which is how big she was when we learned of her impending arrival -- is looking on target as far as size and weight go (I'm always amazed at how much they can tell and see and measure with the ultrasound these days), and she's already showing a lot of personality and movement and activity.  It's fun that she's due just before my birthday, when CAG was due right around The Wife's, and once again the timing could have been better with the move and everything, but how it goes is how it goes!  We're certainly glad to be past the halfway mark (The Wife especially), and to have a nice empty room just waiting for her to fill it (house/move blogpost still pending).  Just look at that little face!!!  It's hard to imagine having more love to go around than I already feel for this woman and this little boy around me, but I'm quite sure I'll find a big chunk of my heart that's been waiting just for her.  We're so looking forward to meeting the darling girl who appears already to have her mother's beautiful profile, and Bobo I'm sure will be thrilled to be a big brother once he figures out just what's going on.



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