And The Gender Is…?

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It’s A Boy!

I am not quite sure just who is more excited about this new grandbaby – me or the parents. OK The parents are more excited, but I am a close second. Each time I get a call from my son it’s all I can do to wait for him to speak to give me the latest news.

The last call I received I did not have to wait for than 1/2 a second before my son blurted out, “It’s a boy!” Until now this child was referred to as ‘the baby’ or countless other generic terms. Now they can refer to their baby as ‘our son’ or ‘my son’, no name yet.

They had agreed on a name if it was a girl. Even I liked it. If it was to be a boy, they have already had several animated discussions and have come to no agreement. They still have time to work it out before baby boy makes his appearance in May. What’s up with the name? Well, they want something somewhat unique while keeping it a name that his peers will not use against him as he is growing up. Yeah, pretty tough parameters if you ask me.

Now that the gender is no longer a secret they can finish planning for the nursery, focus on clothing just for boys, and all the rest of the stuff that needs to be somewhat gender based. Those potty chairs need that extra little add-on.

That evening following this call I received the latest ultrasound photos. I love those little notes the technicians put in there so you can understand just what it is you are looking at. There was this nice little arrow pointing to the male body part. I am smiling from ear-to-ear!

Have you had the pleasure of an experience like this yet? I would love to hear about it!Β 

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  1. Leora says:

    You are reminding me of when my niece was born. I was single, and she was the first grandchild to my parents and to her other grandparents. The young lady is now 24! How fortunate this little young man has you as a grandmother. He will get so much love and attention.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Yeah, the excitement is palpable. πŸ™‚

  2. How exciting, Cheryl! It will be fun planning for your grandson's arrival!

    The only "birth" that I am anxiously awaiting, is the completion of my book. the gestation period has been far longer than the birth of a baby, as I've now been working on it for more than 3 years!

    • Geek Girl says:

      I know your book will be worth the wait. I am waiting for the announcement. πŸ™‚

  3. WENDY MERRON says:

    Congratulations! Knowing that you are having a boy opens up your world to more! Now you'll start to imagine and think of all those things that we tend to associate with little boys…!
    I was ambivalent about learning the sex of my second child. The nurse knew this and she handed me a sealed envelope with a note containing my baby's sex.
    For months our 4 year old daughter was on a personal campaign for a little sister. We decided to open that envelope so we could all be on the "same page".
    I opened the envelope with eyes closed. I unfolded the paper inside and opened my eyes to read:

    CONGRATULATIONS! IT'S A BOY!

    • Geek Girl says:

      That must have been a little difficult for your daughter. Hopefully the disappointment didn't last long. πŸ™‚

  4. I know this feeling well. I think I may be more excited than anyone else, including the parents. My daughter tells me I am creepy cause I am anxious to feel the baby kick. She hates it when I want to touch her belly.

    • Geek Girl says:

      That is just too funny… πŸ™‚

  5. Jeannette says:

    Congrats! And have fun! I have one son, age 24 not married yet. But I "inherited" 5 kids when I married my husband. Who had kids…that have since had kids…So I am acutally a great-grandmother by defult 3 times over. πŸ™‚

    • Geek Girl says:

      I love it! You are both GREAT & GRAND!

  6. coachdaddyblogger says:

    Congrats! What an awesome time. I remember it well. We always chose to be surprised by the gender, and all three times, it came up "girl." I figured it was going to go one way or the other!

  7. Geek Girl says:

    Yes. You are right. It had to be one or the other. LOL As a grandmother I really did not care either way. πŸ™‚

  8. Will always remember when my sister called to let me know that she had Madeleine in her arms i.e. she had a daughter. Was so happy I cried..:-)

    • Geek Girl says:

      I suspect that there will be lots of tears of joy at this birth. πŸ™‚

  9. AuctionMama says:

    Yay!! So excited for you. I was at the appointment when we found out my daughter was having a baby boy and we saw a picture of him and all his glory. πŸ™‚ Waiting now for February and March to find out the gender of our summer babies.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Now I am jealous… I have not been present for one of these appointments. I really love getting the pictures though. πŸ™‚ Next best thing to being there.

  10. Elizabeth Scott says:

    Cheryl,
    I remember when I was going through my three pregnancies. My mom loved all the updates that I had. She was so involved with each and every milestone I went through as a soon to be mom.

    • Geek Girl says:

      That would be me alright. So glad you and your mom are close so can share like that.

  11. findingourwaynow says:

    WOO! HOO! That is awesome. Now it's all about blue for baby stuff. πŸ™‚

    • Geek Girl says:

      Boy stuff, yes. Blue stuff… I have to think about that since I am a girl partial to blue. LOL

  12. TheSatEvePot says:

    Congratulations! I was partial to blue also until I turned 30, then it became purple. I guess blue would be a close second though. What fun you will have as a grandmother!!

    • Geek Girl says:

      Truth be told I was more partial to blue when I was younger. Now I lean more toward red. πŸ™‚

  13. AuctionMama says:

    Do you have the pregnancy app on your phone? I had one and once a wee we would get an update on the status of the baby. There would be a comparison to what size food he was that particular week. Kidney bean, almond, lime, etc. Also it would tell us things about his development, like his fingers had formed, or he could see light and stuff. It was really really cool. Would also tell us how many days left till we should plan to see him.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I do not have the app but his mother does. She and my son have been using it since they found it. I told them that they probably learned more from that app than they did from their Dr visits. πŸ™‚

  14. JeriWB says:

    Truth be told, all things baby related are pretty foreign to me. This will be another way that the world of blogging will be able to open my eyes πŸ˜‰

    • Geek Girl says:

      It's been a few years for me. But they say it's like riding a bike, you never forget. πŸ™‚