So I know I said we weren’t finding out the sex of this baby. But when I went on hospital bed rest, and our lives were put into complete disarray, my husband and I felt that our children needed something concrete, something positive amidst all this unknown. So a few weeks ago we ordered a cake from The Hospitality Sweet and Megan Weaver took the sweetest pictures in my little hospital room.
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I’ll let the photos do the narrating…
Yes, it’s another girl! We are going to be a family of four girls, who would have thought?! My girls were thrilled because they wanted a girl and my husband felt like it was a girl all along so was excited about the confirmation.
To be honest, I was a tad emotional afterward. Not that I’m not thrilled with a girl (I am!), but I always pictured myself having a little towheaded boy that looked just like my husband. I think it’s okay for mothers and fathers to have emotions about these kind of things, don’t you?
Now it probably didn’t help that the nurses and techs that came in the rest of day had a tone of pity in their voices and kept saying things like, “I heard the news. . .” and “Well, maybe next time” and the conciliatory, “All girls will be okay.” Not one person acted excited for us. (Thankfully our family did!)
God-Centered Mom once told me her response when people made insensitive comments about her having a fourth boy (in front of her other boys!). She would respond, “With three adorable boys like this, why wouldn’t I want another one?” I’m totally stealing that line because that’s truly how I feel.
How fun to have another sweet girl running around the house and how special for my girls to have three sisters. Just like Little Women!
And fun fact: did you know that girls do better as preemies? They call them “Wimpy White Boys” in the NICU – not joking. Knowing that this babu girl will probably be premature makes us even more thankful for God’s perfect plan.
Now we just need to decide on a name…
P.S. If you missed my latest pregnancy update, you can read it here.
Photos: Megan Weaver
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Girl’s blue floral dress from Frances Rose
Girl’s Pink Romper