Or is it a baby? My very first grandbaby?!

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It’s so tiny (8 weeks and 5 days) that we can’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl, but so far, baby is doing well.

Back in the day when my boys were born, sonograms weren’t done on a routine basis. Back then, they only did them if they suspected something was wrong. Heck, I didn’t even know that you could see the little nugget when it was this tiny! So needless to say, I never saw my babies in pictures before they were born. And their gender was still a mystery until the minute they popped out. The wonders of modern medicine.

I’m mixed on whether I’d have wanted to know the sex of the baby when they were born. On one hand, it’s great to be able to plan ahead, colors, names, etc. But then I did like that element of surprise the minute they were born. I guess it doesn’t matter what I’d have done because my daughter-in-law WANTS TO KNOW! And I do toooooo! I can’t wait to know now. They’ve already got names picked out and everything. So once we know, I’ll be able to refer to the baby by name instead of “it”. (I’ve never liked “it”)