We plan to find out the sex. I don't think Holly can wait until December to find out. She's the same person that as a kid, would try to open her Christmas presents in November, so she knew what was coming and she could devise a spreadsheet to plan which item would get played with first. Most of that is true. So, waiting is not an option.
The family is split on boy or girl. Holly's Nana is convinced it's a boy...and she has 40 years of history on her side of correctly picking the gender of babies. The girls think it's a girl, for no reason other than they really want a girl. Ian wants a boy because it will level the girl to boy ratio in the house and he can teach Peanut to do boy stuff, like arm pit farts. Great. I think it's a girl but I don't really care either way. We don't think we can trust the "baby is high in the belly, it's a girl" theory. I checked a Chinese Lunar calendar Baby Gender Predictor and it said "girl"...I had to provide my wife's age and month of conception, and that's it...it seems pretty reliable.
The big issue after finding out will be the name. We have been writing down a few, although I tend to be the one that poops on many of the names. Holly liked Colin for a boy, which I did not...every Colin I've ever met was a (**EDITED**). Sorry if your name is Colin or you have a Colin, but I swear it's true. Fortunately, a co-worker told her that Colin may get nicknamed Colon. Colon and a slight tweak of Schmidt and you've got one unhappy kid.
I threw out this idea but the reception has been lukewarm, at best. If it's girl, we name her "Grandma". If it's a boy, "Grandpa". The kids will grow into their names and who doesn't love a Grandma or Grandpa? I'll do anything to avoid the most common baby name list. I'm certain there will not be another Grandma or Grandpa in Peanut's class, so I think we have a winner! Just to be fair, Holly can pick the middle name. I hope she doesn't pick something dumb.
Until next time, buh bye.