Triticum Turgidum

Lying Dormant and Waiting to Bloom Since 2005

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I am a beauty-loving ambidextrous higher-order primate who learned transcendental meditation at 7, statistical analysis at 23, tap dancing at 30, and piano at 35. I tolerate gluten, lactose, and differences of opinion, but not abuse. Or beets.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

It's a Girl

The results of the amnio came back today: genetically normal, double X. To say we feel fortunate and relieved is an understatement. I would have been just as thrilled with a boy, mind you; the joy is over the fact that the child does not have a fatal genetic disorder. But as a woman who never had sisters, I must admit that there's something special about knowing I'm going to have a daughter. A daughter!!


Many thanks again to all of you who offered support and reassurance. I'm not presumptuous enough to assume that all will be okay from here on out, but my biggest and most immediate fears have been put to rest. Hopefully I can now relax a little and start enjoying this pregnancy!

Uh oh. One complication. Jermajesty is a boy's name. I guess we'll have to replace it with a different in-utero moniker. Any suggestions?


Blogger mireille said...

no suggestions. just grinning about your daughter ... wow. xoxo

5:06 PM, September 06, 2005  
Blogger Niobium said...

I'm surprised you found out the gender of your fetus--after all, there are so few surprises in life.

5:30 PM, September 06, 2005  
Blogger WinterWheat said...

Niobium -- Are you kidding? My life is FULL of surprises, many of which have been unpleasant. Thus, I've become the sort of person who will pick "prepared" over "surprised" whenever possible. But, you know, I figure that 99% of what I learn about my little girl will be a surprise; knowing her gender in advance is the least of them.

(Plus it puts to rest the damned circumcision argument -- I was against, DH was for -- so knowing it's a girl is practically worth it for that alone.) ;-)

6:18 PM, September 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am jumping up and down for you and it could not be happier news. I guess Joy*majesty is out for a name. I am sure someone will come up for a good one for the little darling. This is the best ,Enjoy, hey cowgirl you get a sister... gushing with big hugs to you & dh ..Katie

6:35 PM, September 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jermajestie? Congrats!


7:56 PM, September 06, 2005  
Anonymous lightspeed said...

YAY! Wonderful, exciting news! I hope the remainder of your pregnancy goes smoothly as well.

As for the name, well...HERmajesty (duh!). Not at all clever, but at least it's accurate!

8:54 PM, September 06, 2005  
Blogger NowSmellThis said...

Congrats and double congrats! I well remember the relief of getting our amnio results back.

8:55 PM, September 06, 2005  
Blogger ParisLondres said...

Oh such great news K! Hope things go very well. About names - you are lucky because there are so MANY gorgeous names for girls out there.

Many many congrats again.

3:27 AM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger anjali said...

Yayyy! So glad that the amnio came back normal! And I just know you are going to raise the most wonderful little girl, who, if she's anything like you, will go on to do amazing things :)

8:55 AM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger mreenymo said...

Wonderful, wonderful news, K! I'm trying to call you right now.

BTW...why not stick with Jermajesty? What a cute story in the family lore (which you and G are creating right now with this pregnancy!) you will have to share with your precious daughter. Ha, ha-Jermajesty turned out to be a girl! :):)

Hugs and love!

11:27 AM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger jane said...

I'm so glad that all is going well. I, too, like to be prepared, yet those surprises keep acommin'. This will be someone who you can share your fragrances with, and who can knock 'em dead in the smarts department!
I just got back from visiting family that I've not seen in 5 years.Alex came in for a reunion from Champaign. My cousin who is a Down's child has some health issues now, but she is the reason my aunt is still living, and has given her family much joy.They have been blessed to have her.

12:19 PM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger Jonniker said...


*squeals and jumps for joy*

YAYAYAYAYAYAY! First off, that she's doing well and is so far healthy and thriving and the amnio went well! OMG! Secondly a DAUGHTER! A DAUGHTER!!!! OMG.

I'm with you in the preparedness department. While I'd like to think I could hold out, there's no way, with modern technology, that I could do it. I salute you for knowing yourself, and doing what's best for YOU, no matter what anyone says.

Thirdly, on a name...why not Jermajestina? It's horrific, for sure, but so is Jermajesty. It does take the royal edge out of it, though, whcih might be a disappointment.

12:32 PM, September 07, 2005  
Anonymous Sue said...

What excellent news, on both counts. Congratulations on your healthy girl! I remember how thrilled I was to find out my first child was going to be a girl -- not that there's anything wrong with boys, of course. There's just something cool about having a child in your same gender.

Here's hoping your little one takes after you, especially in fragrance tastes :-) "Per-bume" was one of my Clarissa's first words.

1:14 PM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

Congrats Kris! Wonderful news!
I am glad Mom and Feotus (as they say in Britian) are doing wonderful!

I think a cute interuterine moniker would be Little Jewel--that way you could kinda be honoring Ruby- whom I believe is your Grandmother?

Take good care, congrats once again, and I hope to meet you soon!

to you and Jewelmajesty!

1:15 PM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger Urban Chick said...

what wonderful news...wishing you a healthy and happy rest-of-pregnancy!!

1:28 PM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger katiedid said...


May I suggest "Melmac?" My godmother's daughter went to school with a little girl bearing that moniker. Poor thing. Melmac, like the dishes. And to young TV addicted me at the time, I was amazed that someone would name their kid after the planet Alf was from.

2:47 PM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!
Jumping for joy!!

My first babe was a girl and it was sooooo special carting this little angel around. I was the only one who knew the gender. What a great secret (and hard to keep-dh didn't want to know)

I think Jermajesty still works in the feminine. Or just Majesty. Face it, you'll be on bended to knee to 'her Majesty' for hte next 20 years or so, you might as well start calling her that now. :-)

We always called our unborn babes "Choochie"


4:38 PM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger cjblue said...

HUGE sigh of relief for you both! I so remember that feeling, and the discussions we felt compelled to have before we knew for sure everything was OK.

And a GIRL, triple yahoo!!! Girls are awesome, I know yours will be amazing. Damn, I wish we lived closer. Never a dull moment with girls, but they're really worth it. Plus, it's way fun shopping for them. :-)

Let me know if you need any cute girl stuff. Or baby stuff in general. I have cases of it I'm storing, and nobody here will be using it any time soon, if ever.

10:34 PM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Congratulations, K!!!!

Wishing you all the best for the remainder of your pregnancy, and hope that you are healthy and happy.

10:39 AM, September 08, 2005  
Blogger Anne said...

I am so happy for you!

8:29 AM, September 09, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am beyond elated to hear that everything is looking fine... YAYYYYYY :)


p.s. Did I tell you that Angie had to be put on Clomicalm? She has bad separation anxiety now. :(

8:23 PM, September 13, 2005  
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