Monday, August 4, 2014

A House Divided

Tomorrow I go to the doctor for my 20-week check-up. This means two things: 1) I'm halfway through this pregnancy, and 2) This is the big sex reveal ultrasound appointment.

Upon being questioned, Cubby says he wants a sister. He already has a brother, he says. Now he wants a sister. Logical enough, I suppose.

Charlie states a preference for a brother. He can't talk well enough to say why he wants a brother. And there is, of course, the likelihood that he has no idea what I'm talking about and is pursuing his own conversational path. That happens a lot.

The MiL hopes for a girl.

A. kind of hopes for another boy. He hasn't much experience with little girls, and he loves his boys so much, I think he can't imagine even having a girl.

So we have two votes for a girl and two votes for a boy. That leaves me as the tie-breaker. Which is no help, since I honestly don't care one way or the other (no, really and for real honestly--I am not secretly harboring desperate hopes for a daughter, promise).

Like all of it matters one bit, right? This kid is already one way or the other (or some mysterious third option that I probably don't want to consider at this moment), so all we can do is wait for the image to come up on the screen. And hope we don't have one of those irritatingly coy babies who refuses to exhibit at the big moment.

Stay tuned.


Sherry said...

LOL! I was kind of thinking it would be nice if you had a girl this time. All that really matters is you bring a healthy, happy human being into the world!

Phoo-d said...

Can't wait! I always said as long as it was one or the other I would be happy. You are halfway there!

Anonymous said...

Given your lifestyle, I think that there wouldn't be great gender differences. Your boys will still be helpful in canning and cooking, and a girl would love going camping with her brothers and her dad. But, I confess, I am voting along with the MiL. Mary in MN