A Denver Home Companion | little bug girl


we were surprised with ramona but wanted to have a heads up with this one. we’re only planning on having two children and thought that knowing the gender of the second would enable us to do some organizing and preparing for our ultimate family (sell old girl clothes to free up space in our teeny home if it was a boy). also, jp was pulling for a boy. but, being the amazing man he is, just knew that he needed some advance notice if he was to be fated with three spirited women in his life. so though his vision of being a father included having a son, we’ve been talking about all the perks of having two daughters and ramona having a sister. we are thrilled. over the moon. elated. my hubby will make the best father for these two young ladies.

oddly enough, (and not that i have any control over it), but i never pictured myself as a mother of two girls. perhaps it’s because my vision of motherhood growing up was one of each: a boy and a girl. and i grew up as the only daughter in the family so the idea of sisters is a bit foreign to me. however, as we’ve talked about the positives of two girls, i am relishing in the idea of ramona having a sister as many of my close friends have sisters who they are so intimately close with in only the way sisters can be. i’d love for her to have that. (for those of you that know i have an older brother –who i love dearly and admire greatly and consider a friend as well as a sibling– have no fear: i am not offending him; we’ve talked about how different it would be if we were the same gender. there would be a closeness there not possible with different sexes.)

either way, it’s a girl! and we’re pretty set on a name but you’ll just have to wait for her birthday bc there’s got to be something to look forward to.


10 Responses to LITTLE BUG IS A LITTLE….

  1. Kezzie says:

    So happy for you guys. I love Ramona’s name and can’t wait to hear little bug’s!

  2. Simply Bike says:

    Congratulations!! It’s going to be so sweet watching Ramona’s and her sister’s relationship grow. C has been such a good big sister so far, constantly giving her little brother kisses and hugs. It’s so incredible watching your two children interract. I’m an only child so it’s especially wonderful for me to see this relationship grow that I never got to experience 🙂

  3. I think Josh was really hoping for a little girl, but he got used to the idea of 2 boys rather quickly. Now I can’t imagine any other way.

    So happy for you and especially for R!

  4. Congrats! Two girls will be lovely. How exciting!

  5. Erica says:

    Nothing like having a sister! Two lucky ladies. And, I’m really hoping she comes on 3/21.

  6. Alli says:

    Oooh another little girl! Yay! Like you, I don’t have a sister & for some reason I’ve become a little set on the idea of Lulu having one, I think it would be lovely. Ramona is one lucky big sister.

  7. Lauren says:

    Congratulations! So amazing! And I can relate- never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be mama to three rascally little BOYS! I totally pictured at least one girl in there… but you know what, I am so incredibly happy. I know you guys will be too! I think there’s something really special about having the same gender. Congrats!

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  9. ramblewild says:

    i sure do stink at keeping up with your life! congrats lovie, i know your fella’s a bit bummed (understandably) but he’s going to handle three ladies perfectly! xo

  10. Anna says:

    Ohhhh, you will not believe the mystery that occurs with your second….perhaps you can’t imagine how you will love another as much or as equally to your very first Ramona, and that mystery can’t be explained, but you can get a sense of what the human heart is capable of when you watch a movie of the division of the human egg…how the egg suddenly divides and becomes separate units equal in ability to forge on and create yet another life, another love. Jonathan will not believe how his heart will be held equally by the three loves of his life. He is a lucky man.

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