Several folks have asked about my opinion of all these changes in our life, so I figured I would post an entry on Jen's blog of my own. Jen let me take this momentous occasion for my first message.
So will it be sugar and spice or snakes, snails, & puppy dog tails? Jen's dad wants to know if he should buy pink or blue hip waders for his new fishing buddy. Will my mom finally get to buy frilly dresses for the little girl she never had? Will we have a NC State football player or cheerleader (actually there is no hope that a child of ours would ever become a cheerleader as clumsy and tall as her parents are!)?
I've been conflicted--I would like a son to toss a baseball with, but there is something special about daddy's little girls, too. We do have much better options for girl names, so that would be definately be easier if we had a daughter, but after that I think it would get much harder for me with a girl. I was boy, I had a brother, and I just don't know what to with little girls. Jen unfortunately is the opposite, and feels that she wouldn't know what to do with a little boy.
Before going into the doctor's appointment today, we surveyed friends and family, and generally most folks thought Torquil would be a boy. Jen seemed to agree with them, while I was leaning towards girl. On a side note (is the suspense killing you yet), the ultrasound is pretty impressive--I get to use one at work, but it is no where near as fancy as the one at our doctor's office. The detail on the picture is amazing! We could see Torquil's little fingers and toes even though he/she is only 11 ounces!
So in about 5 short months, NC State will have its quarterback (or left tackle at least) of the future! Yep, Torquil's a boy! Now about that name thing...