Sugar and Spice

Hello friends!  It’s been an exciting week since I last posted!   With all of the post-holiday frenzy, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and my 33 (gasp!) birthday, I’ve had a lot to celebrate this past week.  But none of those wonderful events could even compare to the excitement and exhilaration of getting to see our darling little baby on the monitor during our 20 week ultrasound on Wednesday.  It was pure bliss.  The best part, of course, was the long-awaited confirmation of the baby’s sex.  After the initial relief of confirming that the baby was indeed at least one of the two sexes we knew about, Dan and I both realized at the same moment that were staring at our little girl. 

Yes, that’s right!!  We’re having a girl!!!!!!!  And, we couldn’t be more thrilled, because frankly, girls rock.  Boys rock, too.  We’re just happy as clams right now.

In the words of my darling mother, “Let the shopping begin!”  And shop she did.  To celebrate this good news, she sent us the baby her first care package filled to the brim with darling pink and delicate and polka-dotted outfits, burp clothes, bibs, and receiving blankets.  LOVE.  Just opening the package and reading my mother’s sweet words brought tears to my eyes – a pure and honest reaction to the beauty of this whole experience.  We finally know.  I cannot wait to meet her.

May she have my husband’s dashing good looks, my fun-loving personality, and her daddy’s big, fat, nerd brain and athletic talent.  Or, perhaps she’ll inherit my sister’s artistic skill.  Or, maybe she’ll have the soulful voice of her aunt Jennifer.  Or maybe… she’ll love ballet and volleyball and fashion and travel like I do.  Or…she’ll be a devotee of Dungeons and Dragons like… well, no one we’re related to.  But if that’s her bag, then we’ll support her all the way and gosh darn it, we’ll buy her the cutest damn Dungeons and Dragons outfits or tote bags or whatever the hell you bring to a Dungeons and Dragons tournament.

No matter what or who our beloved girl will turn out to be, we’re already more in love with her than we ever thought possible.  We have our work cut out for us for the next 4.5 months, with a nursery to design and create, baby classes to take, strollers and cribs and car seats to research…. oh my.  This To Do list has never looked more awesome.

One thought on “Sugar and Spice

  1. Boodles says:

    Millsap – your post brought tears to my eyes! I remember my boys’ 20 week ultrasounds like they were yesterday. There’s nothing more magical than seeing (and feeling) your baby grow inside you.
    By the way, you might want to zip on over to your local Toys R Us to buy that baby some clothes. Judging by the size of your “bump” (or lack thereof), I think you’re having a barbie doll! 🙂

    Seriously girlfriend, I look more pregnant now (and I’m not!) than you do at 20 weeks.

    But you glow. Oh, do you glow!


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