Baby Boy? or Baby Girl?

September 25, 2012 at 5:19 AM 16 comments

First of all, let me say that we truly had no preference for what the sex of the baby would be.  It was a struggle to get pregnant and so to have a baby on the way is gift enough.

Growing up with three older brothers, I really get the male population.  I grew up with a 13 ft. half pipe, a go-kart, and the biggest lego collection I’ve ever seen.  Despite my mother’s best efforts, I grew up where spitting contests were a norm, belching the alphabet was a serious talent and farts were hilarious.

When we first got pregnant, I had a feeling it was a girl.  But, as time went on, I flipped and I felt in my heart of hearts it was a boy.  It also helped that the general public encouraged such a notion.  I’ve had four women tell me that I’m carrying high and it’s a boy; the chinese medicine calendar told me boy; the ring test came out boy.  I thought, of course it would be a boy.  I’ve always been surrounded by boys so patterns tend to continue throughout my life.  Graham was on board with me in the boy camp.

Imagine our absolute surprise, when we found out we’re having a girl!  Past experiences be damned.  This home will be filled with sugar and spice and everything nice.  I wish we had filmed when we did the big reveal for ourselves.  It was first silence.  Then, “oh my God” about 550 times.  A girl!!  Woa.  Once the shock wore off, absolute delight was all that we could feel.  I mean a little one to dress in pink tutus, to take to ballet practices, to venture to the American Girl store in New York, to go dress shopping with for prom, to plan her wedding with, to watch her having children of her own and to have her take care of us when we’re old, toothless and bat shit crazy.  A girl!!  This is going to be one spoiled little precious girl.

PS – I realize these are all stereotypes and our girl could be a lego loving, football watching, farting, burping, skateboarder.  If she is, we’ll be just as thrilled.

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  • 1. Ashley  |  September 25, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    A girl! Congratulations!!!!! I can’t wait to see how you decorate her space. And, honestly, she totally could be a lego-loving, football-watching, farting, burping skateboarder. You’d love her just the same.

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  • 2. Beatrice  |  September 25, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    I am so excited for you both! I will go to the store today to bu some handkerchief linen to smock her a day gown. Of course I would have done the same for a boy but this way I know what color of thread to use!

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  • 3. clare  |  September 25, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    Congrats Kate and Graham! Excited for you!

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  • 4. Kristen Carlson  |  September 25, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    Congratulations! What a lucky little girl she is going to be. So happy for you both!

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  • 5. Kristina  |  September 25, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    Congrats!! Ahh, so exciting!!

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  • 6. Jaclyn  |  September 25, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    A girl! Congrats to you and Graham. xoxo

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  • 7. Pete  |  September 25, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    She’ll be a princess like all daughters. The next one will be a boy!

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  • 8. Melissa Reller  |  September 25, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Kate, Congratulations on finding out it is a girl. For all the reasons you listed plus the ones she will surprise you with, having a daughter is one of the gifts in the world. xo Missy

    Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:20:22 +0000 To: mlenmark@hotmail.com

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  • 9. Erin  |  September 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Congratulations Kate! That’s so exciting!

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  • 10. regan  |  September 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Congratulations! Little girls are the best! If you need any baby advice, I have a big list of our favorite things!

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  • 11. Alex Marchetti  |  September 25, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Congrats Belchers!! Your growing bump looks so adorable! That is one lucky Baby Girl! So happy for your family! xo

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  • 12. Nat  |  September 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Congratulations!!! How exciting!!

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  • 13. Robin  |  September 25, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Congratulations! Girls are amazing (boys are too but in a different way). So happy for you guys!

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  • 14. Katie Waddell  |  September 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    YAY!! How fun, Congrats!!!!

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  • 15. Elisabeth Carr  |  September 26, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    I’m so behind on my blogs so I didn’t even know you were pregnant. Congratulations to you and Graham! So excited for you guys.

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  • 16. The Vintique Object  |  September 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    I am absolutely thrilled for you, Kate! Girls rock.
    Camille

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