The Best Saturday

Yesterday was a glorious spring day – the weather was in the fifties, which, after months of winter, feels like heaven. We did some really fun things and I’ll bore you with the details tomorrow, but I’ll tell you the highlight of the day right now.

On Tuesday morning, while brushing his teeth, Bart said, “I think we should find out the gender of the baby this weekend.”
And so, today, we drove to Rhode Island and found out that we’re having a . . .

I was fairly certain it was a girl going in (I really would have been shocked if they’d announced it was a boy), but I was amazed how exciting it was to really know one way or the other. It’s a girl! 

 Now to switch to using “her” instead of “it.”

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  • Reply Lexilooo March 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    YAY!!!! So many congratulations, again! So exciting, such happy news!

  • Reply Miriam March 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Congratulations! Very good planning on Merrick's and your part! No matter if Carole finds something fun, be it blue or pink, she can buy it!p

  • Reply Janelle March 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Hooray! Congrats, again! I think little girls are the best way to start a family!

  • Reply Lisa C March 7, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I completely agree with the decision to find out. Way to go Bart (and Janssen for going along with it)! And hooray for girls.

  • Reply Lisa March 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    A girl baby!

  • Reply Jen Robinson March 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Congratulations! I think it's much nicer to know, and be able to think of the baby as "she".

  • Reply Carly Jane March 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Knowing for sure really does make a different, huh?! I'm so excited for you guys!

  • Reply Angella March 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Hooray for a GIRL!!! Woo!

  • Reply Amy Sorensen March 7, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Yay! (I totally knew it was a girl!)

    Now to start the "what should we name her?" obsession…

    glad all is healthy!

  • Reply Rachel March 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Yea!! Very exciting news

  • Reply Marie March 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Awesome! Congrats, I'm glad you found out for sure.

  • Reply Melanie March 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Yay! Congratulations!

    Part of me think I'd like to have a boy first, but I definitely need at least one girl. So I'll probably be hoping for a girl during my first pregnancy, just to make sure I get one.

  • Reply Jess March 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Yay! Congratulations! So excited for you! And for her!

  • Reply Chelsea March 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting to finally know! She's a very lucky girl to have you two as her parents.

  • Reply Katie March 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Yay!! A girl for Kapri to play with! Congratulations! That is super exciting.

  • Reply Jennifer Lee March 7, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Finally! A suitable "younger woman" for Oliver. I'm so excited for you.

  • Reply Jeanelle March 7, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Yay! I love shopping for baby girls!!! 🙂

  • Reply Sammy March 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Yay congrats! Way more exciting be a 100% than to be 75% right?
    Now the question is are you going to share your name choices with us??

  • Reply Katie March 7, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Congratulations on your little girl! My husband and I recently found out that we're having a little boy in July and I feel sooooo much better about being able to call the baby "he" instead of "it."

  • Reply Heather March 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Yes! I knew it. Glad you made the trip to RI and figured it out for sure.

  • Reply Em March 7, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Congratulations! That's so exciting. 🙂

  • Reply ellen March 8, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Why Ro-Diland?! Pink is a great color!

  • Reply Miri March 8, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Yay, congratulations! That will be so fun for you. 🙂

  • Reply Emily March 8, 2010 at 12:37 am

    So excited!! Congratulations! 🙂

  • Reply Merrick March 8, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Hooray! I think a little package sent your way is in order….

  • Reply Kristy March 8, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Wahoo! How exciting!

  • Reply lacie tidwell March 8, 2010 at 1:44 am

    wooohooo!! little girls are SO MUCH FUN!!!! Congrats!!

  • Reply Ashley and Dave March 8, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Wahooooo! Girls are the best…I bless you with a girl that isnt as much drama as Kinsey…*bless, bless*. You will just love it! I am so excited for you guys! Your mom is going to go crazy in the baby section being able to buy all the girl and boy clothes…watch out!

  • Reply McCulloch Moments March 8, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Congratulations! And.. Bart looks dashing in his pink onesie :)What a sweet way to share!

  • Reply RA March 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Fun!! I love that you casually "drove to Rhode Island." Gah, I miss New England!

  • Reply Melissa March 8, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations! Very exciting!

  • Reply Shelly March 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Oh, that is SO EXCITING!!!

  • Reply Lori L March 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    How wonderful! Congratulations!

  • Reply Ralphie March 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Hot diggity dog!
    NieNie's first best friend.

    I so excited for you two. I love girls. But of course, you know that already.

  • Reply Angiegirl March 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    *grin* Congratulations, Janssen! She's going to be adorable and adorably well-read. I can just tell.

  • Reply Monica March 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    So wonderful!

  • Reply Packrat March 9, 2010 at 2:24 am

    This is wonderful. It would be wonderful if "it" was a boy. Both are fun. Why Rhode Island? Did I miss something?

    Hooray for sunshine. Makes the blues disappear.

  • Reply Jenn March 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Congrats on your little girl!

    Why did you have to go to Rhode Island to find out she was a she?

  • Reply kristen March 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    yay yay yay! you know how we feel about girls…

  • Reply Meredith Shatzer March 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    HOORAY! Don't know anything about girls but I will tell you one thing – the clothes choices are infinitely better! I can't wait to dress up a little lady someday! I'm so thrilled for you!!!

  • Reply chelon:) March 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    woohoo bradshaws! i am so excited for you 🙂

  • Reply Kelly March 18, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Yay! I have a girl…who just turned TWO. Can't believe it.

    Girls kick ass, but I guess I'm biased being one myself. 🙂

  • Reply Jenna April 4, 2010 at 8:25 am

    So what I'm a month behind in my GR?

    Big congrats on your sweet baby girl!

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