We had our full anatomy ultrasound at 19 weeks yesterday, and found out our little one is a girl!!!
We knew going into this pregnancy that, one way or another, we’d be breaking one tradition while upholding another.
If you follow the the lineage on Matt’s side of the family, each man has a first-born son as far back as they can trace, while my side of the familiy is flooded with women. Neither of us are much for tradition (*wink*) so truly, when it came down to it, we really didn’t care what sex the baby would turn out to be.
I have to admit though, the reality of suddenly assigning a sex to our baby made the whole event of having a baby soooo much more real. Suddenly, we were thinking of our baby as a teenager and trying to figure out how we were going to talk to her about sex and what Matt was going to do (or try not to do) to her first boyfriend. All of a sudden we were giving birth to a teenager and not a baby!
A quick reality check brought things back into focus for us, and we realized that we will have the chance to get to know our little girl for many years before she is a teenager and that her personality and our relationship with her will really dictate how we get through those difficult teenage years.
At that point, we really became excited again that we will be adding a little baby girl to our family.
She will be the first child in our family, the first grandchild on both Matt’s and my side of the family, and the first great grandchild on my mother’s side of the family. Oh boy!! (Oh girl?)
We are super excited for her to join our family. We have been overwhemled with congratulations from friends and family at the announcement of her sex, and we are thrilled that she is joining such a loving and supportive “extended family”.