Thank you all for your kind wishes and congratulations as regards our shocking announcement on Wednesday. I know some of you must have had to really pull it together before leaving a comment, so the fact that so many of you did causes me to be exceedingly grateful.
Now, on to the Q&A.
1. What did you think when you heard?
Shock. Mostly shock. I’ve seen enough ultrasounds of boys that I realized as I was lying there that I was actually looking for boy parts…as in, I just expected to see them. I didn’t think we could have a girl. But apparently I do not have a hostile uterus to the female gender. Comforting thought, isn’t it? But after the shock wore off, we felt happy, excited, and grateful.
2. What did the boys think?
They are excited. Cameron keeps saying (he hasn’t stopped yet), “I’ve never had a baby sister before!” Andrew said he expected it to be a boy but “he didn’t cry” when he found out it was a girl. This comment has to do with the fact that we watched America’s Funniest Home Videos on Sunday night, and one of the winning videos was a clip of parents telling their son and daughter that the next baby is a girl, and the sister throws grateful kisses to God and rejoices whilst the brother completely melts down and starts screaming. Naturally this was a good opportunity for me to say, “We’re not going to do THAT on Wednesday, are we? We’re going to be thankful for whatever God has given us, RIGHT?!”
3. What are you going to name her?
We don’t know yet. The naming discussion is very fun this time around because we haven’t used up any girl names yet.
Until we decide on/announce a name, which may not be until the baby’s birth, for blog purposes I will refer to her using the boys’ name suggestion, which is Violet Tulip.
Yes, Violet Tulip. Let no one suggest that they aren’t sensitive men.