Girl! We now have a daughter. Which is both strange and wonderful after two boys. At this point (6 days old) there isn’t really that much difference between a girl and a boy baby except when changing diapers we’re much less likely to get sprayed. We’re liking that part of having a girl.
But in that moment when the OB said “SHE’s Beautiful” both H. and I looked at each other and I think were somewhat in shock. And awe. I had always kind of seen myself as the Mom to a lot of boys and I mostly expected this one to be a boy also. Most people assumed that after two boys we were “trying for a girl” which quite frankly annoyed me. We weren’t having a third child to have a girl, but to have a third child. We would have been happy with whatever gender God designed for our family.
In total honesty, I think the thought of having a girl scared me a bit. Just the newness of it. I felt like we have the boy thing down, we can do boys. Having a girl seemed different and different is sometimes scary. Even though logically it’s not that different yet, it does feel different. But not so scary. More like the beginning of a whole new adventure.
Her blog name will be Ruth. It’s a name we liked a lot but didn’t use for various reasons. It really has no other connection with her real name. One advantage of having a blog is getting to name everyone twice.
She is beautiful. And our daughter. And we love her.