It’s a Girl!

We didn’t realize how much Toby wanted a boy until the ultrasound technician announced that she was 99% sure our baby was a girl. We were so excited, watching every little blurb of movement on the monitor with wide eyes. Look at those hands! Look at that belly! And then when the moment of decision arrived…it was like the wind just blew right out of Toby’s sails. I could almost hear him deflate.

He just sunk down in his chair and said nothing. I didn’t know what to think. It was as if it was my birthday and I was opening a really pretty present with super cool fancy wrapping and then when I held up my gift to show Toby, it was like I was holding up a vacuum cleaner bag or an old shoe or something. It really bummed me out. In fact, it’s still bumming me out and I totally wanted a girl all along!

Not to worry though, Toby wanted a girl too. He’s definitely going to love his little girl like no other, it’s just that he just wanted a boy first. He feels like he’s playing the lottery and if he could just win a boy first then the rest would be easy. Now with our odds, we’re thinking we might have to have eight more kids before we pop out a boy.

I’m actually happy about it. I love girls. I’m most happy because that means we can name her the girl name we’ve picked out. I love our girl name! It’s so perfect. I was worried that if we didn’t use it right away, somebody else might snatch it up. And don’t get me started on boy names. Ugh! Toby has his heart set on a boy name that I just can’t stand. I mean I really really can’t stand it. It conjures up images of idiots. But I can’t think of a better one so I was going to have to default to his choice.

So even though today is a little bit of a downer, cheers to my little baby girl who will be the most adorable baby ever! I mean, look at that profile! And she’s got shoulders too!

Trinidad and Agate Beach

On the last day of our vacation we went to Trinidad and Agate Beach with Toby’s sisters and their little girls. It cleared up for a few hours but by the time we had eaten lunch, the fog was already rolling back in. But that didn’t stop us from having a good time of course. Actually, I liked the fog. It made it seem all the more mysterious.

The last time I was at Agate Beach I think I was twelve or so and I remember it being exactly like this. The path down to the beach is dark and twisting. At some points the bushes grow right up and over the path. It makes me think of woods fairies and strange creatures that live in the dark. In Humboldt County they don’t have to landscape, it’s all they can do to keep the landscape from taking over the paths. Everything just grows and grows and grows. The ground is very damp and in some places there are mud puddles of clay. The same kind of clay I used to use in my pottery class.

But the best part of Agate Beach are the rocks. If you thought the beach bits were cool, these are even neater. There are smooth pebbles everywhere! Miles and miles of them! All you have to do is get them wet and they turn into little gems! I wish I knew how to make jewelry because I would design all kinds of neat wearable things with these colored little rocks. I think I like them better than rubies and diamonds.

I took home quite a few!

P.S. We’re back! Guess what tomorrow’s post is going to be about? We are going to find out the baby’s sex tomorrow! I’m so excited.