|Who will come out in the lead - the boys or the girls?|
I have my 20-week ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow, and I'm so excited to find out whether the baby is a boy or girl. We always find out. At this point, Tom would prefer to "be surprised" - now that we have one (well, two actually) of each, and have all the gender-appropriate clothes we'll need anyways. But I just really like to know. And I guess since I'm the one doing all the work to grow this little person, and carrying him/her around all these months, my opinion wins out. And I figure, we're still getting surprised, it just happens to be 20 weeks earlier than some people do.
Obviously, we are happy and in love with this baby no matter what. But right now, most of us are rooting for it being another girl. All for very different reasons.
Linus: Baby girls are all he really knows, since his only younger sibling is a girl.
Stella: She says she wants the "girls to win" by outnumbering the boys.
Sly: He claims - not without reason - that "baby girls are the cutest". He's been the sweetest, most doting big brother to Flora, and I think he's hoping for another baby like her.
Mommy: Has been working since before she was pregnant on knitting a baby blanket "for our next baby that's a girl." I'm 99.9% finished (I just have four rows left to do!), and it's very pink and very girly, so I won't be using it if this baby is a boy. I have a tradition of knitting each baby a blanket before they are born, and I would very much like *not* to have to start all over tomorrow in a boy color :-P