Monday, June 18, 2012

Baby 2.0 is a...

We had the anatomy ultrasound on Baby 2.0 this morning, and I am happy to announce....

Baby 2.0 is now Baby Girl 2.0!

I have to admit that I was partial to having another little girl, but am a touch sad that I'll never be the mother to a son.  We aren't planning on anymore children after this little princess is born so the news of another girl was bittersweet.  I'm ecstatic, but a little forlorn at the same time.

Everything looked great at the ultrasound.  Baby Girl was moving around like crazy so it was hard for the sonographer to get great pictures of anything.  As soon as she'd go to click the perfect image, Baby Girl would bounce away.  It was pretty cool to feel her kicking the ultrasound wand though, and wiggling to get out of the way.  She was measuring 19 weeks, 4 days which is 9 days ahead of schedule.  Every ultrasound she measures just a little bit more ahead which is a tiny bit frightening.  Evie weighed a perfect 7lb, 6.5oz at birth.  I'm hoping Baby Girl just comes a week or two early rather than being a nine pound newborn!

Now that we know the sex of the baby, I am ready to get working on the nursery!  I plan on making as much of her decor, bedding, etc as I possibly can so the sooner I get started the better.  I'm excited to get to plan the nursery down to the tiniest details rather than buy a prefabricated bedding set with matching decor. There's nothing wrong with buying a nursery set from the local department store, but I want something a little more original than that.

For some reason it seems harder to make decisions on baby girl stuff than boy stuff this time around.  If Baby Girl had been a boy, he would have been named already and his nursery was planned months ago.  I like a lot of ideas I've found for girls in both departments, but it's taking a lot more effort to love something.  Thankfully I've finally found a nursery color palette that I love.  I'll have to write a post soon with the different pictures that have given me inspiration.

Baby Girl doesn't have a name yet.  I thought she did, but then Michael changed his mind.  It's taking him longer to come around to a name than it does for me.  I'm a name connoisseur--I love them and covet them in little lists ever since I was a child.  We do have a short list though so hopefully she will have a name soon!


  1. Wow! I don't know you at all but I came across this post and how exciting! :) I started blogging a few months back and I'm just now starting to look for some fellow bloggers to follow. I follow a few friends' blogs, but thought it would be fun to get to know some strangers via blogging. As you've probably learned with your own experiences, military family is very special, so as the wife of a Army National Guardsmen, 'military' was my first interest search to find bloggers...and there you were! After further digging (don't you love the internet?) I saw that you have a degree in Sociology and so do I, so here I am. I'm sure you're still basking in the excitement of your big news, congrats, so enjoy!

  2. Congratulations!! Love the pictures!

  3. Aww...another girl! I bet Evie is sooo excited! So happy for you guys. Thanks for sharing your wonderful news! Can't wait to see the fam over the 4th! Hugs -Fav Cuz