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.


  1. how about the classic, "there's no place like home!" not sure what theme you are going f or tho

  2. "why fit in when you were born to stand out!"
    "Today you are you, that is truer then true. There is noone aloive who is youer then you"

    both dr. suess