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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Is It Girl or a Boy?


What did he ask Santa for?

A baby sister.

Do you know what he's been asking for almost once a week since last March?

A baby sister.

Do you know that when he prays at night he asks the Almighty for a sister?

Until he found out that we really were expecting a baby, and then he prayed that the baby in Mama's tummy would be a girl.

"Why do you want a girl?" I asked.

"Because it's not fair," he answered, "I'm a boy, Proximo is a boy, daddy is a boy, and you are the only girl. It's just not fair."

When we asked Proximo if the baby in Mama's tummy was a girl or a boy he looked over his glasses and said, as if we were complete idiots for even asking, "It's a baby."

Today is the day we find out if E.G. will have another little brother to steal his Legos and torment his friends, or his long-imagined and much hoped-for baby sister.

What do you think we're having?

25 comments:

Emily said...

For E.G.'s sake, I hope it's a girl (proof that prayers are answered). Can't wait to hear the news!

acte gratuit said...

It's probably a girl because life isn't fair.
(For me.)

Emily in Japan

dandee said...

ooh...I hope it's a girl and she gets your curly hair!

soybeanlover said...

Kids prayers totally work. That's how we got our girl, years of prayer by Edamame(our oldest). I say girl.

wendysue said...

A girl! That will love your cooking, and take on your shoe collection.

Michelle said...

I can't wait to see what you're having! We found out super early with this one and still haven't told people yet, but Finn was right the entire time. He just knew. I'm hoping it's the same for you.

Lots of luck!

LT said...

Oooh, I hope it's a girl.

Megling said...

I will join the multitudes who are hoping it's a girl...but only because I (and everyone else I know who is having babies) am having a boy and I would really like him to have options when he gets older. I think of things like this...

Michelle said...

ooh, I usually guess right on these but I really don't have a guess. I can't wait to hear!

eliana23 said...

For your sake I hope it is a girl. Otherwise it can be a 'skeleton brother with penis' as my 3 year old called the baby after seeing the ultrasound. Had a nice ring to it.

Caroline said...

How thoughtful of him to want you to have a partner in crime!

Fig said...

I've felt a girly vibe for you all along, but I've gotten less reliable lately ... can't wait to hear!

dmarie said...

i HOPE it's a healthy, bouncing, beautiful BABY. i'm with proximo. :)

Chelsea said...

The hair on that Santa is unreal. Hilarious actually.

I think it's a boy!

Marianne & Clayton said...

Ooh, do you want to shop this time around? Then I wish you a girl. If you want an easy ride (prep wise) then I wish you a boy. We just found out yesterday that we are having a boy! I was surprised at how happy I was about it.

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

I hope that you have a girl...because experiencing both...it is very different.

Sarah said...

Siblings often have a sense of these things. Let's hope he is right. I can just see you 20 years from now (still looking fabulous... of course) with your adult daughter laughing about something and eating gourmet fabulous appetizers and mocktails :)

craftyashley said...

Hopefully it's a girl! He's right- it isn't fair! Girls are way too much fun to dress.

Ryan and Susie said...

My gut tells me it's a boy but for E.G.'s sake I hope it's a girl. Plus, you are such a fabulous dresser and you need someone to share that passion for fashion with :)

Momoko Photography said...

So I've heard from several people that if your first two are the same gender that it is 70% more likely the third will be too. With all my heart for E.G. that it's a girl, but I'm going to err on the side of statistics and say boy.

kristib said...

I have three boys and I'm expecting a girl. It is fun to look at all the girly dresses and bows and think of shopping and dressing up together but I am also terrified of the drama and the sheer girliness of it all. I don't know what I wish for you. Maybe girl so E.G will be happy. (For now!)

Stepper the Mighty said...

GAH! What is it what is it what is it???

whitneyingram said...

I feel like the kids know.

It's a girl.

Please post about it soon. Suspense sucks.

sarah k. said...

I can't believe you didn't just ask me! I totally knew you were having a girl, like 2 months ago, with the same unlikely certainty that Soren had, when, at 2, he patted my 2 month pregnant belly and said, "Girlo!" then grinned and snickered.

Hilary said...

I know you know it's a girl now, but it was SO hard for me. I mean, I wanted a girl but I see so many unhealthy babies and I just wanted a healthy one but I REALLY wanted a girl healthy one.
But then you just feel silly.
Glad you're gettin' a girl though. Sure do love mine.