Friday, June 20, 2014

Strong, Beautiful, and Healthy Baby

At the end of April, my brother Peter and his wife Megan announced that they're expecting the family's first niece/nephew/grandchild this fall!  To say I am excited is a bit of an understatement.  We find out this weekend if it's going to be a beautiful and strong baby boy or a beautiful and strong baby girl (see what I did there?).

My gut says boy, but my sex-prediction track record is pretty spotty, so I don't know if that inkling is to be trusted.  Now that this pregnancy is actually related to me, I have a fuller appreciation for the whole "as long as the baby is healthy" stock response that so many expectant families give.  I can't even imagine how much truer that is when it's your actual child instead of your niece/nephew.

I was going to include some gender reveal pictures (sidenote, "gender reveal" isn't even the appropriate title buuuuuut I think that train has left the station) but when I was looking for them, I found a host of gender reveal party invitations that were really gender reductive and offensive.  Rifles or ruffles, really?  Guns or glitter?  Mmm... nope. 

So, instead, here's a picture of cupcake.  I'm totally pro-cupcake.
Regardless of what we learn this weekend, I think we can all agree that Jill Jr. is a wonderful name for any baby.


1 comment:

  1. Glad I'm not the only one who hates the "gender reveal" term. ;-)


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