Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's an X, so a gal is next

Hey Lucy* -

Your mother just called me over to the fridge to look at your first baby picture. Do you remember? You were 8 weeks old and not quite two centimeters tall (long? wide?) and now you're so big you make your mother's ligaments stretch and force her to make the occasional old lady noise.

Wait, what's that? Oh, right, the name. Yeah, you're a girl! We just found out today! I guess I just assumed you knew, but I suppose it's dark in there and you're probably not coordinated enough to feel around. Plus, sex ed isn't until 6th grade, so you wouldn't even know what a boy part or a girl part is. Well, you have the girl parts and so you're a girl. YAY!

Now that we know what you are (and as it slowly sinks in), it's getting really exciting. I like to think about all the things you're going to do while you grow up. You can put on routines with your cousins at family gatherings (3 hours of preparation, 30 minutes of arguing, 14 seconds of routine). You can dance around the apartment to whatever crap pop music 11 year olds listen to 11 years from now (although if we have our way, you'll just listen to the oldies like your loser parents). And, of course, you can go to Cubs games. Just like your mom when she was a little girl.

It's going to be a blast.

One interesting little fact is that, if our 3D ultrasound is to be trusted, you look exactly like your mother. I'm not sure about the eyes, but everything that below is exactly your mother. You have her nose, mouth, and chin...but hopefully not her teeth. You know, you could do a lot worse. As it just so happens, your mother is quite the looker, so you're already off to a good start already.

Oh, and the Cubs won on your Gender Day, so you've got that going for you. Which is nice.

Pictures of you:

(* we're 99% sure you're a Lucy, but reserve the right to name you Mabel or Mirabelle should you look like one of those name)


Dawnie said...

She *does* look like Leah! That's amazing.

Stephanie Majewski said...

Yay, a girl! How exciting! And Lucy is a really cute name :)

runningtwig said...

Congrats! Little girls are so much fun!

Jake Scruggs said...

Lucy -- love it! Good choice, you don't see a lot of Lucy's running around and I, for one, am glad you're trying to fix that.

Bridgette said...

I refuse to call her Lucy... The baby will be Ill... like Lil Kim's Ill na na LOL Congrats - can't wait to meet her!

BTW, we are totally going to the Candy Expo in Chi next year... May baybee!

Firefly's Running said...

Congrads, Jason and Leah! Little girls are a lot of fun!