Sunday, March 9, 2008

Drum roll please . . .

It's a Girl!

So to answer your next question, no, we don't have a name yet and probably won't for a long while.

We were talking the other day discussing all of the recurring questions that we have encountered over the years of our relationship. When you start to date someone and have been doing so for a while people start asking "When are you going to get married?" Then you get married and think (naively) "no more questions!" Ha! We both agreed that we were pretty sure that at the wedding reception we were asked "When are you having a baby?" Ugh! A new question. And people aren't always crazy about your "We want to be married at _least_ two years before we start trying," you know, because we are both old. So now we are pregnant and everyone asked "What is it?" and the question I don't really understand "What do you want" (A baby? Like I'd say if I had a preference? Which I didn't.) So now we know it is now officially a she and we thought once again that we were done with the questions. Oh, not so fast. Here is the conversation - "It's a girl!" "What are you going to name her?" Ahhh!

So now we are trying to anticipate the future questions. Here are the few we have come up with -

"When are you due?"
"When are you going to give her a little brother or sister?"

I'm sure there are more, if you know them, please share the wealth so we can start to prepare . . .


Ryan said...

Awesome! We'll all have to have a name brainstorming (namestorming?) party sometime soon!

We've noticed the question progression, too!

Immediately after getting engaged (like literally 5 minutes) someone asked us if we'd set a date yet.

Then at our wedding reception someone asked us when we were going to have kids. Alas, Heather wouldn't let me use either of my preferred responses: "We're due in about 5 months" or "Well, we weren't gonna start trying until we got to our hotel tonight, but a few minutes ago in the coat closet..." ;-)

And I'm guessing that she won't let me use any of my planned responses to the "What do you hope it is?" question either. But I'm not going to post them, so you'll have to wait and get them in person. :-)

Ashlee said...

A girl!! Yipee! You're going to have a little diva on your hands, I just know it. :)

I don't know what the "typical" baby questions are, but I've got some questions of my own!

--How will you decorate the nursery??

--What will you name her? (I know you said you haven't decided but this is, like, the most exciting part for bystanders. Get busy naming!)

--Are you going to quit your job? hehe

Okay, I have several more questions but I'll let you work on those first.