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.