After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

About this baby (boy?) thing

We're having a baby. It'll be great. Once I get past these weird food things and smell things, I'm sure it'll be great. I've been living on eggs and toast and I haven't even had coffee in four days. That's pretty serious.

With three girls there is that question about the boy. Were we trying for a boy? Well, no. We weren't. I think I just have this magic number of four children in my head.

But, a boy would be welcomed. A girl would be just as welcome.

Funny story . . . When I was pregnant with Grace, Brent claimed that she had to be a boy because he didn't know what to do with girls (neither of us has a sister). She is obviously a girl, and he couldn't be happier with that little person. When I was pregnant with Calla, he claimed she had to be a she because he didn't know what to do with boys. And now we have three girls.

Now, I have a theory. I obviously have all sorts of theories. I'm full of theories. About as full of theories as Calla is full of secrets (she told me that a couple weeks ago.)

My dad is the third of six children. He has two older brothers (twins), and is directly followed by two sisters and a younger brother.

Of them, three had four kids (plus one step child) and two had three kids.

All of the four child families have a 3/1 ratio--3 girls and 1 boy or 3 boys and 1 girl. Of the families that had three kids, they are either all boys or all girls.

Now in my generation, I have two cousins who have three or more children. My cousin with four has 1/3 ratio and my one cousin with three children has all boys.

I'm not one to mess with family tradition. Maybe we will get a boy this time, but even if we don't, these girls are a pretty good bunch of kids.


Dad said...

As this baby's grandpa, I have no preference.

alisha_roseleip said...

As the auntie, I too will love either one, but secretly hoping that it is a girl so that we have a prayer of having another girl too :) lol

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be hoping for the boy and this is all in the favor that your theory is correct and if/when we ever decide to try for a 4th that I will have a baby girl!! Of course I would welcome a 4th boy. In fact we have a 4th boy name picked out but no girl name and like I said, IF we decide on a 4th!! I don't want anyone spreading rumors:)