It’s Looking Pretty Girly   8 comments

Since the moment that little line showed up on the home pregnancy test, we have been excited to learn whether we were going to be welcoming a little boy or baby girl into our family. Day #1 we both made guesses: Nate guessed girl and Julie guessed boy. Then, a week or two went by and Julie became convinced that Lil Person was a girl. More weeks went by and, at our 17 week check up, Julie began to waver on her gender prediction yet again. Nate, however, stuck with the girl-guess from the get go. Well, yesterday we were fortunate to see Lil Person via ultrasound and found out whether we would be seeing blue or pink in the near future. Just before heading back to the ultrasound room, we made our final guesses: Nate, girl; Julie, girl. Our ultrasound technician asked us right away whether or not we were interested in finding out the gender. Julie screamed (I just wanted to make sure she heard clearly) “YES!” and we were off. (A quick side note: to those of you with the desire to wait the full 40 weeks and who learn baby’s gender in the delivery room— WOW. Your patience is AMAZING. There is no way we could do that!) The first thing we noticed when the ultrasound got going was that our Lil Person really is a little person now. It’s amazing how much development has occurred in the 11 weeks since our early ultrasound. The second thing we noticed was that Lil Person was going to be quite cooperative for the “money shot”. We have heard stories of babies that maintain their privacy during the anatomy ultrasound and who won’t allow a look between their little legs. Lil Person, however, was well behaved and allowed us a peek at the goods. Our ultrasound technician gave us the news by saying “It’s looking pretty girly down here.” “How girly?” Julie asked. “I mean, are we confident we’ve got a girl?” The ultrasound technician answered by typing “girl parts” onto the image on the screen. Nate and I both thought she looked like a girl, but we wanted confirmation from the professional. So, there you have it! Lil Person is a Lil Lady. We are thrilled (well, more than thrilled, but there really aren’t words to express just how we are feeling!). And for those of you who are wondering, yes, we do have a name picked out. Our wonderful sister-in-law Melissa thinks we’re “brave” (I think she meant to say stupid) for sharing the name this early on, but we love it, it is very meaningful to us, and we don’t really care if other people hate it. So, without further ado, allow us to announce the name of our baby girl, Millie Louise. Millie was Nate’s grandmother’s name (Millie Cowan); unfortunately she passed away in 2009. Louise is the middle name of Julie’s Mammaw (Betty Jolly).  We’re hoping that our Millie honors these women well by exhibiting the same warmth and hospitality that her namesakes are known for. We wanted to leave you with some pictures of Millie Louise (who weighs a whopping 1 pound and appears to be healthy as can be) and show off her big feet and chicken legs, but our scanner is not working right now. So, stay tuned! We’ll be sure to post pictures just as soon as we can.

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Posted December 10, 2010 by Nate and Julie in L'il Person, Millie

8 responses to “It’s Looking Pretty Girly

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  1. You guys already know that I love her name and can’t wait to see pictures of Millie once the scanner is up and running. Is Major so excited to be getting a little sister?

  2. I LOVE the name! Good for you for just telling people and I love the meaning behind it. She’s going to be so cute. I’m SO happy for you!

  3. This is so great! I love the name too! Classic, but unique. I’m so happy for you guys and I can’t wait to meet Millie!

  4. How exciting!!!!!! I have to admit that the name “Millie” is different but I actually like it a lot. After all, it is very close to “Molly” lol. And the fact that it has special meaning to you makes it that much better. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I am just so excited for you guys. We had a great friend that died a few years ago and her name was Millie. I think its a perfect name!!!

  6. I have to admit that I don’t know a single person named Millie, so woohoo, that’s a great name! I think it will be unique for her generation, yet not too “out there”! Good job choosing that name and I’m sure Mamaw is thrilled with the Louise part (I like that as well). We have no more weddings in this family, so I hope we will be able to see Millie via photos, and maybe otherwise (in AZ?) in the future! Congrats guys!

  7. I keep meaning to post on here, I LOVE the name Millie!!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your joy with us all.

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