So we’re having another baby. And today we found out that it’s a girl! My parents have five grandsons already, so I imagine she’ll be something of a princess. I feel a little more overwhelmed than I think I would’ve been with another boy; I feel like I’ve got a lot more to learn this way. But I am thrilled at the thought of a daughter.
She’s due the first week of August. Riley came two weeks early, so we’ll see. She’s perfectly healthy, from all ultrasonic indications.
Her name is still very much up in the air. We didn’t give girls’ names much thought after we found out Riley was a boy. “Grace” is a strong candidate at the moment, but we’ll be mulling it over for a while. I remember we didn’t really decide Riley’s until he was a couple days old.
Riley went to the ultrasound with us. He got nervous in the darkened room, and seeing mommy lying on the examination table and inaccessible, he cried. So I walked him around the halls outside for most of it. I briefly got to see the heart beating, and then later the baby’s face in realtime 3D. Riley and I found a wagon sitting in a hallway corner, and that kept him pretty entertained while we were waiting. Laura’s mom came too, and we all went for brunch afterwards. Just the thing.