Thursday, March 24, 2011

well, with now 99% positivity, we can say....

this baby is a girl!

thank heavens for my facebook friends, who gave me the tip to drink some orange juice
 about 20 minutes before the appointment to get this gal hopping.  
it totally worked.

ben and i are a mixture of excited, surprised, and a little bit trepadacious as we look at our currently 2-yr old daughter who is throwing a big emotional fit on the floor as i write this because she can't balance a plastic ring on her head.

i haven't broken the news to caleb yet, maybe we will take him to disneyland so that the devastation of having another little sassy lady pouncing around the house will be lessened by the magic and glory of disney.

if only we had the moneyslashtimeslashprivatejet so i don't have to endure the car ride.  someday, right?

and yes we have had a name picked out since we first found out i was greatwithchild, we had both a boy name and a girl name we have decided on.  and no, we don't care about telling people the name we've picked, mainly because we don't really care if others like it or not. because we do, and that's what matters, right?

so, since i'm sure the suspense is killing you..... {don't worry, i know it's really not}

the fetus called


june ellen, to be exact.  yes, a june born in july.  

unless she wants to be a june born in june, which at this point in my life i would kinda be okay with.  
you know, as long as she's healthy and all of that.

so there you have it, folks!

much like my instinct when it comes to directions, 
i am now completely in distrust of my 'instincts' 
when it comes to guessing the gender of my kids.
because so far, i've been wrong 3 out of 3 times.
go figure.

i will quite possibly be writing about the woes, 
woes i tell you!
of this pregnancy.
because it's been a doozy.

i hate the thought of ending the strader family line
at just 3 kids, due solely to the fact that
my body hates being pregnant,
but i'm telling you.
the thought has crossed my mind more than once or twice.

we shall see.


Brian & Chelsey said...

Yay!! Congrats and FYI I LOVE her name!!! So cute!! Congrats and I hope you start feeling better!! :)

Rachel Holloway said...

SOOOOOOO so happy for you! What a cute name! :) PERFECT for your sweet family. :) SOOOO hoping the rest of this pregnancy FLIES by... :)

Bryn said...

yay yay yay!!!!! whoo hoo!!! I am so excited for you guys and LOVE the name! And I am right there with ya sister on the woes of body does not like being prego this time...Anyway I LoVe you Straders!!!!:)

Carrie said...

Wahooo!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the GIRL! Another little cute Lyn combo. Three of you is what this world needs.

Carrie said...

Lyns combo. Sounds like I do not know your name when I dropped the S.

Meghan said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, I've been wrong with the gender of all three of my kiddos as well. And I love the name June. I would have copied you except June doesn't go well with the last name Frost so therefore, I'm officially jealous of you. Oh, and I've always loved the name Leah and Caleb. And don't swear off all future impending pregnancies...I do that all the time...and then....I get pregnant:)

Emily Holden said...

YEA!!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Congrats on the girl. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy.

Monika said...

so cool! girls rock! congratulations!!!

Rachel Chick said...

I can tell you now --- because I know these things --- they ALL come out different. No other daughter of yours will ever be like Leah. That's my favorite part of adding to our family - seeing what variety the next one is. :) I'm super excited for all of you! Love the name and totally am with you on not guessing genders. I'm always wrong too. :)

ohmylanta said...

YAY! Your babies are too beautiful to stop production now! I say you keep them coming :)

Kerrie said...

Love the name! I have a friend who named her twin baby girls June and Ruby! I think it's awesome-so cute! Can't wait to see what another cute Strader girl looks like!!!!! Congrats!

Charlotte said...

Congrats on another baby girl! I love the name.

Dana Broderick said...

Congrats!! Can't wait to see what she'll look like! I tell you, it never gets old. I get excited every time to see...even my friends/sister/cousins babies. We broke out the old tapes tonight and I saw Ben as a newborn....awww...I want like 20 of them. Not when they turn like 3 months but the newborn smell and cute fingers and toes! So exciting!!