Tuesday, December 21, 2010

On finding out

A few moments after Ruby was born was the moment we discovered that she was a girl! It was incredible. In fact, we were so amazed that we had a baby that we totally forgot that we didn't know the sex! The doctor who delivered her asked Ryan, "What is it Dr. Cox?" and that's when Ryan announced, "Oh my gosh! It's a girl! A giiiirl!" It was an incredible moment.

All the beauty of that surprise does not change the fact that I want to find out
what we're having this time around - tomorrow is our 20-week ultrasound and I am so excited I can't sleep at night! Will it be another baby girl or will Ruby have a little brother this time? The anticipation is too much to handle!

Some of my friends have asked why we want to find out this time - and my answer is simple.
I think it will be fun... also, this pregnancy has given me a terrible need to prepare. I believe some people call this "nesting" which I can't do since we will be packing up and moving to Columbus a few short weeks after this baby is born.

Needless to say, it will help my sanity to get some things done before May 12th (or whenever this child decides to come into the world). If we are having a girl, then I can plan to wash all of Ruby's tiny baby clothes and pack them in boxes that will be loaded into drawers once we get there. If we're having a boy, then I can get all of Ruby's baby clothes into boxes that will be moved directly into storage when we move... then go on a hunt for some baby boy clothes for our little buddy!

You may think the tasks above don't seem like a big deal - but these are the things keeping me up at night.

Any guesses to what we're having? I should do a giveaway or drawing or something - but I have to wrap presents instead.

I'll put a post up tomorrow so you know what we're having too! Until then, I'll be counting down the minutes to my ultrasound appointment... only 28 hours to go...


Sara said...


Anonymous said...

Can hardly wait til tomorrow. It will be like an early Christmas. Love, GG

Your Bro said...

It's a boy for sure : )