I just got this in the email yesterday!
This is the first Markanich grandchild.
I have actually known for a almost 2 weeks now, but they wanted to delay any public announcement until after a doctor visit and and official photo. And heah 'tis...
Yesterday the first box of gifts went out - Redskin socks, 2 Redskin crawler suits (two different sizes), and Redskin hoodie.
Just wanted to get everything off on the right foot!
The little one in the photo is 9 weeks old now. Due date is in early October.
AND, without my meddling, they decided NOT to know the gender prior to birth. I am in total agreement with that. We get too few surprises in life. Why not enjoy this one!?
When this baby's mother was born, we went to the hospital with two names and no knowledge of gender. I was there, of course, watching the mirror and totally blocked by the nurses when she was born. They went about their business and I had to almost yell, "What is it, boy or girl?!" Almost as an after thought, from a corner of the room, after the cord was cut (they didn't let me - she was the only one I didn't cut) and while they were cleaning her up, a nurse called out, "Girl!"