18 May 2015

Sugar & Spice (And Everything Nice!)

I had grand plans for that unassuming little envelope. When my midwife called to tell me the results were in, my heart rate increased and I'm pretty sure I started sweating. I was standing on the corner of 84th street and 3rd avenue when I listened to the voicemail. I called back and asked if they could put it in an envelope so Tiho and I could pick it up together and decide how and when to find out.

Needless to say, I lasted approximately 20 minutes once we obtained it from the office two days later. At first, I thought we'd take it to our local bakery and have them make us a "strawberry" or "blueberry" cake. I also considered the idea of bringing it to the florist and having them make us a "pink peony" or "blue hydrangea" bouquet. Once I had that envelope in my hands though, I was done. I told Tiho, "Okay, let's drive to the Baby GAP by our house and we can open it in the parking lot and then we'll go inside and pick out a cute little girl or boy outfit!" So that's exactly what we did. Because apparently, I have zero patience.

Won't our little GIRL look so cute in her white eyelet dress?! We sure think so. :)


P.S. Literally almost everyone I know was convinced I was having a boy. I had a strong "girl" intuition since we found out we were expecting, but kept second guessing myself since everyone else said boy.

P.P.S: Ironically, I told my class of Pre-Kindergartners that there was a baby in my belly early last week and then they all voted whether they thought it was a boy or girl. 11 out of the 13 said girl, which means young kids have way stronger intuition than grown-ups (I already know this to be true). I brought the dress all wrapped up in a box to school on Friday to open in front of them. After the reveal, they clapped, cheered and then unanimously named the baby "Rosie Doorknob Sweetie Pie."

P.P.P.S. Some fun old wives tales and how they applied to me:

1). Craving fruit and sweets? Girl. Craving protein and salty things? Boy. Team GIRL over here.

2). Early heart rate above 140? Girl. Below 140? Boy? Team BOY over here.

3). A toddler paying special random attention to you means that the baby you're carrying is of the opposite sex. This happened to me THREE different times by three little boys on the street, which is obviously team GIRL.

4). Chinese Gender Predictor: This one claims over 90% accuracy, but it was wrong for me. My dates indicated BOY.

5). Nausea/morning sickness: not too much? Boy. A whole heck of a lot? Girl. Team GIRL on this one. My morning sickness was actually afternoon & night sickness. For awhile, I was going to bed at 6 PM just to ward it off.

We can't wait to meet you, baby girl. You are already so loved.


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  3. So happy for you, congratulations! xo

  4. Joy, joy joy for you Kayla Mer..Tihomir...Babymir-a-lyrical...xxxooo

  5. lol at the name you class chose for the baby - reminds me of my younger brother (he was about four at the time) wanting to name the new baby Pinocchio...

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