Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mary Hannah

Disclaimer: yes, this is yet again a post related to my pregnancy. If you can't stomach it, feel free to visit again later. I have a few non-baby posts planned.

This weekend I am having my first baby shower. Premature? Possibly. In T-shirts you still can't tell I'm pregnant. But when it's your last chance to be around family until Jr. comes, you take it.

Last Friday I had a doctor's appointment and mentioned this to him and asked if it was possible to have my 20-week ultrasound a week and a half early so we could find out the gender for the baby shower.

"No." The kind of "no" that is not open to negotiations.


Sure, if there's a problem, they can see it better after 20 weeks, blah blah blah, but obviously the man has never doomed his child to wearing exclusively yellow and green.

So we took matters into our own hands and went out that night to a commercial ultrasound place and splurged a little on our own ultrasound.

Nobody panic. Our child does, in fact, have legs. 

This place is such a better experience than hospital ultrasounds. You lay on a bed with sheets and pillows. They have couches for your family. You can go back for free as many times as it takes to find out the gender.

Speaking of gender...we have a problem.

"Roy" is a GIRL!

 (I will decline to show the ultrasound picture that establishes that).

And Roy-a, Royamina, Royderella, and all other attempts to feminize Roy just don't have the same ring to them. 

For now, we've settled on Mary Hannah--a family name, and I think a good name for a Christmas baby too. And little Mary feels even more real to us, even though Isaac is panicking. "Do you think she'll want to wear sparkly shoes?" And, "I don't know how to raise a daughter!" And, "What if she turns out too girly?" 

As if I could raise a girly daughter even if I wanted to.

Don't worry, he already loves her. We both do.


  1. Rohnda...oh sorry, still trying to turn Roy into a girl...CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you!! (I went to one of those places with Spencer as well. I don't think they have one of them here in Iowa or I would have with Makenzie.)

  2. Woot my biased opinion girls are the BEST!! And ours aren't too girly....although even if they were I would probably think that was super cute too. So excited for you!!

  3. Congratulations on the girl! And tell Isaac not to worry, I remember how well you took care of Talita for us, I have some good pictures to prove it! Remember her crazy messy face when you fed her solids? ;)

  4. Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys. Girls are fun!

  5. Girls. Are. The. Best. Trust me, I know. I mean, I'm sure little boys are great too, but girls are so awesome! They can do everything little boys can AND sit still to read books! And you will both come to love sparkly shoes. And ruffle-butt tights. I promise. If it could happen to me, it can happen to you.

  6. I am so happy for you two!! Congratulations!!!

  7. Ooh my goodness! That is great news! Girls are so much fun!

  8. I am so thrilled for you! That is a fantastic u/s pic of little Mary! Of course we love boys and girls equally at our house!

  9. YAY Camber! Now go drink some peptobismol (sp??) to get yourself ready for all the PINK that is going to become your life. ;) And I agree with the butt ruffle thing. You too will be converted. Of course I just have two stinky smelly boys that just want to talk about farts and poop. So whenever you want to do a swap you let me know!

  10. Hooray! Isaac just needs to speak with Jeff. He'll calm his fears (and add new ones???) about raising girls. )

  11. Hey Cam...I'm having trouble "letting go" of the name Roy...just so you know!! And, by the way, thanks for clearing up the "stubby legs" question!! Didn't want to ask:) xoxo

  12. I was blogstalking people from the Bishop Dicou ward (I can't remember the number anymore!) via Michelle Richard's blog and I saw yours. Congratulations on the coming baby!! -Heather and Steve Haskin

  13. Yeah for a girl! I'm biased but they're the best!

  14. I must say, though I'm a bit biased... baby girls are awesome. I have one of my own that's about 12 days old and sleeping soundly in her bouncy seat as we speak! :)