[The baby in this clip art picture looks just like Ruby, they have the exact same hair!!]
Finally! I have been waiting for nearly 20 whole weeks to feel this baby move and now he/she is making his/her presence known!! During the opening prayer of the second session of Conference today the baby kicked three times in a row---I was so glad to feel the repetitive movement because so often it's hard to say for sure whether the little feelings are the baby or something else happening inside.
It was these little movements that have inspired me to include everyone in our big event on Thursday----the ultrasound!!! Now that I am halfway through this pregnancy we will be able to end, once and for all, the raging debate that has been occurring in our household. Justin is absolutely 100% convinced that this baby is a boy because he thinks our boy-girl-boy-girl pattern is bound to hold up. I, on the other hand, am not convinced about the gender one way or another I just think that the odds are against us for keeping the pattern alive.
For the first time in our baby-having history we are not 100% certain what the baby would be named if it were a girl. We have always walked into the ultrasounds with a full boys name picked and a full girls name picked, so the second the technician announces the gender we immediately know how to refer to our new son or daughter. Justin feels no pressure to come up with a girls name because he thinks there is no need to. However, I think that if we don't come up with a girls name then it will definitely be a girl (such is life). We have a boys name--which I will announce only if the baby indeed turns out to be a boy--but for some reason I am having a much harder time this go-around choosing a name for a girl. It keeps me up at night.
I am going to make it my project to come up with a name between now and Thursday at 1:30 PM. Though I am not going to ask people to name my baby on my blog, you can be involved (if you so choose) by voting to tell me what you think the gender is. I will post the results when I get home on Thursday afternoon...or maybe not until after a baby shower I attend that night so that I can keep Lonna in suspense about what shower theme we will enjoy this summer (tea party for a girl, travel theme for a boy...she has come up with great themed shower ideas for this new baby)!
My kids have tried to name their possible sister, their suggestions have included the following gems: Candy, Flower, Jordan, and baby Abbie...I wish I could remember some of the others right now but I am having a brain cramp. Rest assured they also sounded like stripper names. Happy Voting!