Monday, January 20, 2014

we're having a...

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Did you guess? Because I so totally didn't. We are pretty darn thrilled, but I still have no idea what to think. I mean, I'm a boy mom. I grew up with brothers. I know boys! What in the world do I do with a girl?? I'm used to trucks and dirt and blue everything and cars and tractors and more dirt. Girls like that stuff, right?

Okay, maybe I have a little research to do before she gets here. But seriously, I am so excited to meet this little gal and that she gets to have two older brothers! The other day, while Eli was snuggling me (because he is the snuggle monster), I couldn't help but think how wonderful of a brother he will be to a little girl. I mean, they'll be so close in age and he is just so sweet and caring and snuggly. I like to think those qualities will make him a sweet and caring and snuggly older brother.
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Now the question is, do we buy a bunch of girl clothes? Or does she just wear her brothers' hand-me-downs and a bow on her head so people know she's a girl? You know I'm leaning toward the second option. I do have a few girly things my sister-in-law gave me just in case this sort of thing happened. But I have a feeling she will be getting pleeeeeeenty of girly clothes from family and friends. So I'm not too worried.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, we haven't picked a name yet. And we haven't a clue what it will be. We have a list about a mile long of boy names. Not one girl name. I'm sure you've noticed a theme with Isaac and Eli's names (Bible names), but we just aren't so fond of the female names in the Bible. And it's not like we haven't had time to think about it. There's always been and 50% chance we'd have a girl, but still we just don't know.
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[This was Isaac telling me that the pink pants are for the girl baby in my tummy.]

Well, there ya have it. We're having a girl!

ps- Please feel free to submit your name suggestions. I think we might need some help here. 


  1. Oh I have so many girl name ideas! Some of my favorites are:


    I have probably a zillion more I can't think of right now. If I ever have a little girl, I'm opting for Fiona...

    AHHH! A GIRL! I can so help with the being a girly girl influence, I promise!


  2. CONGRATULATIONS!! Little girls are so fun! Since you asked, the only girl name in the bible I like is Jael and her story is pretty awesome. I super love the name Evelyn as well as Reese and Kendall (obviously). So excited for you!!!

  3. OMG! Amazing! I am so excited for you!! I thought 3 boys for you... I don't know why! Hey Ruth is a biblical name :)

  4. I've always loved the name Rylee for a girl (:

  5. How fun! I can't wait to see all the fun girly things you make.

    Our girl name choices were Katelyn, Margaret, and Lydia. If Doodad had been a girl he would have been Margaret (Maggie).

  6. Elisha (Latin) - Luke 1:5 - salvation of God.

  7. Olive (Latin) - Gen. 8:11 - fruitfulness; beauty; dignity.

    My favorite

  8. Congrats!! Here are some ideas: Vera, Heidi & Anika. :)

  9. Since you went with biblical names for the boys...


    So excited you are having a GIRL! They are precious, sweet and sassy!