We were told back at 14 weeks that it very much looked like a girl - but to not start going crazy on decorating/purchasing. I started wrapping my mind around this baby being a girl and so when we received the confirmation this past Monday (19 weeks), we were overjoyed!
I'll admit - originally, I had kinda wanted a Mama's boy/an older brother for the girls who came after. I love my younger brothers, but secretly always wanted an older brother to look out for me. God had a plan. I'm a first-born through and through. My overly analytical mind has weighed the pros and cons and I think I've come up with a good list of reasons why it's a good thing we are having a girl . . .
-I've been hoarding baby girl items since 2006. No joke. I've had a stash.
-She'll have an older girl cousin on each side of her family = instant playmate
-Bows, accessories, shoes. Need I say more?
-Girls' names are so much easier to choose - she has a definite first name - possible middle - we're just not revealing quite yet!
-I can pass on my Samantha - American Girl Doll (I chose her because we are totally alike! Ha, right.) and Playmobil dollhouse (holy-freak! check out the price tag on that now - vintage gem!) - Two of my most treasured childhood items.
-She'll have an inherent love for the Nutcracker as much as her mother.
-Most importantly, Steven has a soft spot in his heart for a sweet baby girl. He needs his own. Period.
PS- I'm pretty proud of my Petunia Picklebottom set (photo - right) that I snagged for $15 on clearance at TJ Maxx. Those suckers run for $60 at Nordstrom see here. It's been on my mind since I first saw it over a month ago - it was $20 then!