It's no secret... Her Highness really, really, really, really (add 84 more) wants a baby SISTER. I have two wonderful sisters that I am extremely close to, and always have been, so I would love for her to experience that relationship. However, being an adult, I also know that we aren't in control of these things, and a boy would be just as much of a blessing to us. Her Highness still does not understand this, and for the life of me, I can't understand why....
Yesterday, Bert and I were having a discussion about a friend of ours who recently had a baby. It went something like this:
Me: "If you go by Russell's office today, ask about Casey's baby."
Bert: "Oh, I already did. They had a picture there. Everything went good. Casey's doing fine and the baby was in the seven pound range, I think. It's a pretty baby."
Her Highness: "Did she have a boy or a GIRL?"
Me: "It was girl and they named her Anne Catherine. Isn't that sweet?"
Her Highness: "Ahhhhh! Momma! EVERYBODY is having girls right now!"
Me: "It seems like that, doesn't it."
Her Highness: "BUT, ahhh, what if they run out of girls! What if ALL the girls get born and they run out??? And then we get stuck with ANOTHER BOY!!!!"
We're trying. We are. But, how do you explain to a five year old that life will go on, and she will eventually learn to love another brother? Time will only tell. Our ultra-sound is scheduled for June 24th. We're a dramatic family, so we've decided to have the technician write down the sex of the baby and seal it in an envelope. Then, we're going to dinner as a family and letting Her Highness open it and announce it. We're calling it "The Big Reveal." So, if she opens the envelope and squeals and jumps up and down, we'll know it's a girl. If she burst into tears and runs out of the room, we'll know it's a boy. Either way, it should make for some good home video footage.