Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Peeking Inside the Package

The idea of “sisters” has been on my mind a lot in the past day because we just found out that Meredith is going to get one! We are very excited. I’m already envisioning a double stroller loaded with pink stuff.

You’d think that our life would be destined for sugar-and-spice and frilly things, because we’ll have two girls. But then I remember that my parents had daughters who were interested in things like politics and hockey. So, you never know.

It was so cute—baby #2 was sucking her thumb vigorously when her profile popped up on the ultrasound machine. You could clearly see her little fingers and her mouth opening and closing. Ultrasounds have to be one of the coolest things ever invented. We’re really glad we found out the gender of this baby. We didn’t find out last time. That’s great for some people, but I think I prefer knowing. It gives me more time to be excited about the specifics of what our family is going to be like and helps me to bond better with the baby.

The ultrasound tech also told me that they will push my due date up a week. This is good news, as far as I’m concerned. Meredith came a week early too. So maybe I’m just a 39-weeker. The new due date is July 29.

Here’s an ultrasound pic of the new baby. We haven’t picked a name yet but, after finding out the sex, our list of choices has been cut in half, which is helpful.


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

YEAH! We need more girls! Love, Aunt B

Janice said...

Hooray!! Exciting times!

Ben, Kyri & Rachelle said...

Congratulations! I prefer knowing too. We didn't with Kyri, and I felt like I knew Ben better when he was born. -rlr

Linds said...

Yay pink!!! Congrats :)

Sharon said...

Hooray! I'm so happy that Meredith will have a sister. What fun that will be! Maybe she will be born on my birthday, July 27. Anyway, congratulations!

the Joneses said...

Another cute Koons girl! What more could the world want?

As always when I encounter family, friends, or slight acquaintances who seem to be pregnant, I recommend the "Baby Name Wizard" name book. You'll have to look elsewhere for name meanings, but this book gives you an idea of the popularity and general connotation of a name. Marvelous reading, even if you're not a name nut.

-- SJ

Rebecca said...

Yeah! It's so exciting, another pretty girl! I'm so happy for you. :)

Caleb & Anne said...

how exciting! girls are so much fun! congratulations :-)

Dan & Angel said...

Meredith is going to make the cutest big sister. :) Congrats guys; that's wonderful.

SEM said...

How exciting! Congrats. :)

Stephen, Sarah and Nora Shipp said...

Hey, hey! You found out this time :0)

CONGRATS!!!!

I just sent you an email about our news...isn't it so fun to know!?! I find it adds to the anticipation.

Stephen, Sarah and Nora Shipp said...

And now we have the same due date?! That is so fun!

Karen Campbell said...

Amy and Kevin,

this is wonderful news.

I will be praying for you and your little ones, that the Lord would bring you safely through the months ahead.

Love from Clayton's mom

Joshua & Carrie Briggs said...

Congratulations!

Micah & Brad said...

Wow, I'm way behind (which seems to be my lot in life these days). Congrats! Having two girls really is twice the fun :).