Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's a Girl!

So we found out last week that we're having a girl in July!  I have been so focused on boy stuff that I have to keep reminding myself to stop looking at the boy stuff in the baby aisle.  I also didn't realize how shocking the color pink was to me until I opened a baby magazine and got sick to my stomach just looking at the color.  I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually.  After Travis and I found out what we were having we called our parents and sent out messages to everyone else.  She's right on schedule with everything she needs to be at.  All of her bits and pieces were there and she is really wiggly.  I don't feel her move too much, but every now and then she likes to kick me to remind me she's there.  I guess that's a sign of what's to come.  Travis asked me if I was ready to hear, "I hate you mom!"  and deal with all the drama.  It made me laugh  and realize I'm in for it : )  We went shopping for a few items we needed last weekend and I filled out a registry which made me laugh too.  It suggested that I have at least 75 items on it, and I only had 7.  I'm more of a wait and see what we need before we go crazy I guess. We had been thinking of both boy and girl names ever since we found out we were expecting so we already had the names narrowed down.  We just weren't sure we were going to say anything until we met her face to face.  However this time around we have an anxious little boy who is a part of the group and he was worried about not knowing her name.  Last night Jake said, "Mom, we don't even know her name yet...I guess we'll just have to call her Nobody".  He looked pretty disappointed so we told him the name we were thinking of and he said it was great!  Allison Holley Reynolds will be the name and we'll call her Ally.  I've always like the name Ally so Allison was just a natural fit for that one, and Holley is my middle name so there you go!  We're really excited that we have the name all set.  It feels real now, not that it wasn't before but now it's just more official.  We're at 21 weeks and it seems like July 4th is just around the corner.


  1. All the pink kind of makes me ill too:) I've been making a quilt for our new girl and it doesn't have any pink or purple in it, but it still looks girly because the prints are all flowery. And I thought the same thing when I went to register this time...I seriously wonder how many people buy all the stuff that is suggested.

  2. Pink isn't too bad as long as it's not an overload. Addie's room is blue and brown and we dress her in blues, greens, oranges etc. They have a much better selection nowadays and everything doesn't have to be pink!! And it makes the pink things not so overwhelming. And Shawn and I died when we read the part about Jake. So darn cute!!

  3. AW! Little Nobody Reynolds, you could call her Nobby. Love the name and yes pink is prevelant, but don't forget the ruffles and puffed sleeves too!