Kendall and I posed for a quick picture after revealing the gender of our first child to be a girl. That’s why I’m holding a pink balloon and she’s holding a bow. The little outfit we are both holding is a baseball-themed onesie. No matter what, this girl will be a Cardinals fan!

OK. I know this might be old news for a lot of you. My wife Kendall and I started spreading the word about the fact we were expecting a while ago. And we revealed the gender on Easter via a Facebook Live video (I wanted to include that, but I can’t get it to download to my computer in order to share it on here). However, I still wanted to make a historical record of it on this blog.

Yes. I should have done so much sooner, but I’ve been swamped lately with grad school (stay tuned for another blog post soon about my reflections on that).

And, Kendall has already been covering the growth of our family pretty extensively on our blog at It’s quite humorous to read. You should check it out.

However, assuming perhaps some of you haven’t heard the news, we are having a baby girl this September. We did the reveal by having my brother shoot an arrow at a balloon filled with the appropriate colored confetti. It was windy, but he nailed it on the first try and the pink confetti flew.

This was a nice way for all the family to find out at once instead of having to make countless telephone calls. For my parents, this is their first grandchild, and they are pretty pumped. My brother often gets called “Uncle Troy” by the children of his friends, so he’s excited to actually be an uncle.

I’ve had a lot of people ask Kendall and I if I’m excited. I don’t show a whole of emotion, unless I’m screaming profanity at the TV while watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball. However, I am excited about having a daughter. I can’t wait to meet her and watch her grow into a beautiful young woman. Sure, it’s going to entail some changes in my world, but I’m good with that. It’s going to be challenging and exciting. I say bring it on!

Kendall has already started getting the nursery ready. She’s painting the walls a new color. I’m not much help in this department because I despise painting and don’t understand why we need to paint a wall that was freshly painted just about a year ago when we bought our house. But I’m just a dumb guy. What do I know about this sort of thing?

Oh, and during the sonogram where we confirmed the gender, she waved at us. She also flopped around a lot so we couldn’t get a good look at her face using the 3D sonogram feature. The wave was cool. The being difficult made it clear she is her mother’s daughter.

Another Kendall is coming into the world . . . Send good vibes my way if you feel so inclined.

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