Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Tie-Breaker

Our family currently consists of a mom (me), a dad, a daughter and a son. The child of unknown gender in utero will break the tie.

Here's how the bidding stands:

She originally stood firmly in favor of a girl. In fact, she explained to the nurse, "We already have a baby [her toddler brother] but we want another one, a girl one." She has pointed out on several occasions that she already has a baby brother and needs a baby sister. Once, my husband tried to reason with her by asking her to consider the needs of her younger brother. "He doesn't have a baby sister, either!" she replied. More recently, however, her heart has been softened by a religious awakening. I do not know where she got this from, but she has announced that a boy would be okay if that is what Jesus wants us to have.

He is only one year-old and I don't think he understands about the baby.

I'm mostly neutral and happy that already having one of each allows me to avoid the stress of other families who seem to make all of the same gender. However, my competitive nature slightly leans me toward female. If the tie must be broken, I would prefer to be on the winning team.

Instead of casting a traditional ballot, my husband is crossing his fingers for a set of twins. My enormous belly is contributing to his hopes. Mommy's fingers are much looser on this point; twins are cute, but the car only seats five.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you are blogging sis! It's so fun to read things written about your family in your cute, witty way!