Because I believe in the Power of the Blog

Wednesday was my 16-week check up, and things are humming along. Bug has now decided the baby’s heart sounds like a “train chuggin’ down the track” as opposed to a race car. I’d back him up on that claim.

And after the 16-week check up comes the 20 week check up, otherwise known as the Can You See a Penis check up. Otherwise known as the check up where I almost throw up from nerves. I tend to feel like this during Moments of Great Importance in my life. Unfortunately.


Because I believe that this blog is an omnipotent, omniscient being greater than myself, I will ask you now to comment and tell me here:

Is it a BOY? Or a GIRL?

Now, I don’t want you to comment and say what you want it to be. That’s crap. I want you to meditate, recite incantations, throw salt over your left shoulder, mix Drano with your pee, consult your chicken bones, and then tell me what your GUT tells you.

And we’ll just see if you’re right.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I for the first time yesterday had an inclination of what this baby might be. It hadn’t happened yet in this pregnancy, but last time I knew Bug was a boy about 2 or 3 weeks before the ultrasound. I just felt it in my bones. This was just a split second of surety, but now I really wonder if I’m right. And I wonder if you’ll be right.


Let the predictions begin.

P.S. You don’t have to identify yourself with your real name. In other words, NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO DELURK YOURSELVES, LURKERS.


1 Gramps { 05.08.08 at 3:03 pm }

“I was right and you was wrong, Daddy–it was a girl! It wasn’t a boy.” My vote is girl this time.

2 Allen G. { 05.08.08 at 3:06 pm }

Ladybug is on her way

3 Carrie { 05.08.08 at 3:29 pm }

i vote GIRL!

4 Amanda { 05.08.08 at 3:52 pm }

Aww…I love the “ladybug” comment…so I’m going with girl (and I have to admit that’s what I want it to be…so deal with it!). :)

5 Morgan { 05.08.08 at 3:58 pm }

I vote for a girl. Why else would you be stocking up on Nerds?

6 Rachel W { 05.08.08 at 4:25 pm }

I’ve been calling the baby ‘she’ and ‘her’ since day 1 so I’m voting GIRL! :)

7 Leigh Ann { 05.08.08 at 5:27 pm }

i’m torn. i want to say girl because of your cravings, but… gut says boy. so, i’m going against the popular vote and say boy.

8 Darth { 05.08.08 at 5:43 pm }

I’m absolutely sure it will be a girl. No, wait, I think it might be a boy. Possibly a girl though, maybe. Or else a boy. But definitely one or the other. Probably.

9 Lynn P. { 05.08.08 at 6:14 pm }

I go with girl. Bug’s adorable, but girls are really special. You deserve one.

10 Bean { 05.08.08 at 8:11 pm }

Leigh Ann siad what I was thinking. Boy.

11 Bean { 05.08.08 at 8:12 pm }

Or “said”–hope he or she can learn how to spell!

12 Melinda { 05.08.08 at 9:23 pm }

I’ve consulted my gut, and I feel like it’s a boy. However, I have 7 friends who are also pregnant right now and four of them know that they’re having girls, so maybe that is in the water right now? I hope y’all get a girl, but another boy as cute and bright as Bug certainly would be an equal blessing.

13 Ali R { 05.08.08 at 9:51 pm }

I was thinking boy… but then I couldn’t decide, so I flipped a coin for you. My penny said GIRL.

Does Bug have a opinion??

14 Kate { 05.08.08 at 11:29 pm }

A precious, healthy, happy BOY. And in the blog you shall call him “doodle”.

Thus saith me.

15 Ginnymom { 05.09.08 at 2:58 pm }

girl. I feel it in my bones.

16 Rachel D { 05.09.08 at 5:35 pm }

I don’t know! I’ve been thinking about it since yesterday and I have no psychic prediction. Ok, here, I’ll flip a coin – heads girl, tails boy…….HEADS. That settles it, it’s a girl!!

17 Brandi { 05.09.08 at 8:29 pm }

I flipped a coin 3 times…..twice it said ‘girl’ once it said ‘boy’…so then I flipped it two more times….another ‘girl’ and one more ‘boy’…
So I guessing GIRL….. (b/c I want you to have a girl)
So Take that…
from a LURKER like…. a 6 month LURKER

18 Abigirl { 05.10.08 at 6:25 am }

A daughter of a friend once called me that (if that isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is!) and because every mom should have one so you can have as much fun with her as I’m having with mine!

19 Elizabeth { 05.10.08 at 6:52 pm }


20 libby { 05.10.08 at 9:35 pm }

it’s a girl! with a little princess crown and a sparkley tutu

21 beachlurkers { 05.12.08 at 9:35 pm }

We at the beach have taken a vote: one says GIRL, one said BOY and the third…well we aren’t sure exactly, but it sounded like a cross between boy and girl: birl if you will – you know how Floridians vote:-) either way we are excited!

22 Jihyun { 05.13.08 at 1:55 pm }

I vote girl.

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