Luke 10:41-42

"But the Lord answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.'"

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's a girl!

Hard to believe that we are already at the halfway point of our pregnancy. I've been saying for awhile that once we know what we're having the second half will go faster than the first. Helps that there's the holidays, friends staying with us, and the births of lots of friends' babies coming up in the next couple months as well.

We found out yesterday that our little one is a healthy girl. People kept asking me if I had any sense about it one way or the other and I really didn't. I was also asked a lot if I had a preference, and again I really didn't. It's not like I had any part in deciding anyway.

Reality is sinking in. We will be raising a daughter in a world that can have some pretty twisted views of femininity. Thank God for our friends and family that will love and embrace her for who she is. I picked out a gender-neutral nursery theme already and we're not planning on changing it, but I am totally okay with dressing her up in whatever people want to give us. I'm sure she'll make her preferences known soon enough.

In fact, one of her "aunts", LEBean, already made her an outfit. I cannot believe how small it is, but a wise friend pointed out, "Do you really want someone bigger than that coming out of you??"

We are going to register soon, so I would love some tips from moms about items that I won't need to bother with and also ones that were really helpful. I've been in Babies R Us a couple times to get gifts for other people but looking for us is a little overwhelming. My hubby and I have been working hard to downsize the amount of stuff we have and don't want to replace it all with baby things we don't really need.

Continue to keep us in your prayers!


  1. Your little girl is already so tremendously loved!

  2. Randy and Cindy BergenerOctober 18, 2011 at 11:21 PM

    Contact Tiphani she is ready to give you a list of things you will need to register for. Grandpa Bergener and I have already been doing lots of shopping for the wee one. Found some neat things online from JCP that will be here soon and are definitely not "netural" but girlie feminine. I will bring some of the things we purchased on Thursday when I come to link up with you and Scott.

  3. Congratulations! We are so happy for you!

  4. Love this! So very exciting! I know we had talked a little about this before but I can't remember what I had mentioned to you...anyhow, a SWING for baby is totally important (in my opinion)I know all babies are going to be different but it seems like a swing is a life saver for MANY. Adam loved his swing! Also, a boppy nursing pillow- if you do plan on breast feeding, its a huge help! Something that is NOT that necessary is a changing table...we have one but honestly it was BARELY used and just takes up space. Its sometimes just so much easier to change the baby on the couch, bed, floor, etc (really just wherever YOU are at the time) rather than going in another room putting them on the table, etc etc...I don't know, just my thoughts. I'm sure there's more things to tell you- I'll write/tell you more later when I think of something. :)