Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's a...

It’s a girl!  Some of you may have already heard the news, but it’s so fun to share!  I can honestly say that we didn’t care either way.  We’re just so happy to be having a baby, and a boy or a girl would have been the perfect addition to our family.  I will say, there is pressure from the Kimball family for us to have a boy one day…37 great grandchildren and none to carry on the Kimball name!...guess that means we’ll have to do this again in a few years. :)

We don’t have a name picked out, but it’s great being able to say she/her instead of it.  It makes it so much more real.  For those of you that don’t know, when we first started talking about having a family, I said I would want to find out and Bob said he would want to be surprised.  I spent awhile convincing him that we should find out, and he got on board.  Then, all of the fertility stuff happened and I decided I wanted to be surprised, but I had Bob convinced that we should find out.  I was hesitant, but I’m so glad we did.  Maybe if there’s a future baby we’ll be surprised, but for now it’s fun knowing.

Now all the planning and preparing can start!  We went on a mini pink clothes shopping spree right after we found out.  It was so much fun.  Bob had more clothes in his hand than I did!  I think this baby is already wrapped around her daddy’s finger.  He was really quiet at the appointment right after they said it was a girl and I asked him if he was okay.  He said, “Yea, I’m just thinking about all the 16 year old boys I’m going to have to beat up one day…” 

I have a couple ideas for decorating the nursery, and wanted to try to get our friends and family involved.  I am trying to pull great quotes from books, movies and songs.  Some of the ones I have found are from classic books and kids movies, but they don’t have to be.  Just something upbeat, inspiring, or sweet.  Just to give you an idea of what kind, I have the Beatles, Willy Wonka, Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss.  If you have any favorites, I’d love to hear them!  In a few months, I’ll show you how they are a part of the nursery.