it’s a girl!

baby gwen!

That’s right, we’re having another little girl! If our recent ultrasound was correct, she may be making her debut in August rather than September, which is just fine by me.

I’m feeling much better about this pregnancy than I was earlier. Just as I suspected, the combination of seeing a healthy baby on the ultrasound screen and the fresh spring weather cheered me right up. I can’t wait to dig through Ellie’s baby clothes and remember how tiny she used to be. I’m sure she’ll look like a giant when she’s standing next to her new baby sister.

Sisters. Sisters! I am equally elated and terrified of having two daughters. You’d think I’d have the home-team advantage, having once been a girl myself, but no, I think that actually serves to make me more worried. Tim, on the other hand, could not be more thrilled. I told him to wait twelve years and then we’ll see how he really feels about being surrounded by women. 😉

Ellie is about as excited as a two-year-old can be. She loves her new book, “I’m a Big Sister” by Joanna Cole (a gift from the Easter bunny–he’s a clever rabbit, that one) and occasionally she’ll ask about the baby in mama’s belly. It makes me smile to think that this baby will continue to grow listening to the muted soundtrack of her older sister’s singing, of our reading books together, and the silly conversations you can only have with a small person. Oh, and yes, a fair dose of Dora the Explorer. This baby will be well-versed in the ways of Dora if Ellie has anything to say about it. It wouldn’t surprise me if her first words are “Swiper, no swiping!”

How different from when Ellie was growing in there… her background music was Coldplay and the drone of me talking with my therapist, haha! Oh, how far we’ve come.

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