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Family Friday (vol. 11): Baby Gender

Baby #2 Girl Collage

I’m getting the sense that society feels you’re supposed to want your second child to be the opposite gender of your first. You hear of couples trying for the opposite gender if they’ve been blessed with children of the same gender or very strong gender preferences, one way or another. It’s all very interesting to me since Mark and I were quite indifferent as to the gender of our children. This second baby, by the way, is another girl. 🙂

The sweetest ultrasound tech at my work quickly checked things out on Wednesday – enough to know that at 15w1d baby was measuring 15w4d and weighed in at 4 ounces (ish), the heart rate was a healthy 146 bpm, and baby’s gender was clearly identified. This was all wonderful news, but the most meaningful moment of that 5 minute ultrasound was the very first glimpse I got of the baby – she had grown so much, filling my uterus, as I had hoped and prayed s/he was. It was a huge, huge, huge relief.

Several people have commented on 2 girls and not “getting a boy” and it’s so curious to me – how could I ever be disappointed in having a second daughter?! Mark joked that 1 boy and 1 girl child is “the traditional American family” and we laughed, realizing that we both come from families of just that – he with a sister and myself with a brother. We just never had that preference, one way or another. I’m just so happy to have a growing baby and so far, a very smooth pregnancy. I’m even treating myself to a pre-natal massage in about 2 hours and 32 minutes. Not that I’m excited or anything… 😉

I celebrated finding out we’re having another girl with a little online retail therapy. I will had far less guilt knowing clothes will be passed down and with children 23 months apart, the size and seasons should correlate pretty darn well!

Have a wonderful weekend! Mwah!

Be well,



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  1. Liz K.
    March 18, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    We had this, our first was a boy and our second was a girl so we have one of each but we had some many comments of well at least you have one of each you can be done having kids, and I always replied, if Harper had been a boy we would have had 2 boys, our family was complete after 2 children no matter if we got a girl or not! Congrats on a healthy baby!

  2. Anna K
    March 18, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    I knew you were having another girl!! Don’t worry about what other people say about having two daughters. My sister and I have been close since i was a baby! Plus you can reuse shea’s old clothes throughout their lives like my sister and I! Congratulations again!

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    March 19, 2016 / 3:53 am

    so its a girl , congratulations

  4. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
    March 19, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Awwww yay!! Two sweet little girls ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations!

  5. Kim
    March 19, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Congrats! It’s always nice to have the reassurance that all is well in there! My first two children are girls, 22 months apart! It was great when they were young…I was able to reuse all my baby things & I dressed them in matching or coordinating clothes for as long as they would let me! Now that they are 13 & 15 they rarely want to dress alike ๐Ÿ˜‰ & they fuss and fight more – but they also have a close bond and have each other’s back. I waited 5 years before having a 3rd child and I just KNEW it was a girl…I was so shocked when the ultrasound tech typed B-O-Y on the screen!

  6. Biz
    March 19, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    OMG, I cant wait to see these two girls together when they are like two and four years old! Congrats on Baby Girl #2!

  7. Stacey
    March 21, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing this journey with us! Excited for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lizzie
    March 22, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Congratulations, Nicole!! I am excited that you’re having another girl, because Shea is so darn cute and full of personality! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Janel
    March 24, 2016 / 1:50 am

    Congratulations! As a momma of two daughters, I can say that it is beautiful to see the relationship between two sisters. It will be wonderful, if at sometimes high-pitched and drama-filled, adventure. Enjoy it!

  10. Chrissy
    March 24, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Congrats on another girl! I can see the appeal of why someone would want one of each gender, but personally I would be so sad if my daughter never has a sister! Plus…matching outfits!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Gretchen
    April 23, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    How exciting to have another girl. I got all the same comments, though I have three boys. I wanted a boy for the first simply because my husband’s family had nobody to carry on the family name. After that I didn’t care, I was simply happy to have healthy babies. With only 13 months difference between the first two and 23 months between the second and third all clothes get handed down. It is wonderful having the same gender, especially close in age since they are best friends. I still get asked if I’m gong to try for a girl! Heck no, I’m in my forties and three boys is more than enough work thank you very much.

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