So the topic of late has been on gender. Will our sweet little Newbie be a young prince or princess? My father-in-law, father to two sons, insists on calling Newbie a "she." My Mawmaw is sure it will be a girl, and my mom thinks it would be fun to have a girl since we now have Ian in the family. A friend of ours, Christie, has correctly picked the gender of 8 out of 9 babies born in our Sunday School class, and she thinks I'm having a girl.
I, on the other hand, call Newbie a "he," not because I want a boy over a girl, but because I'm just used to the boy coming first. My brother and Jon were firstborns, my uncle was firstborn. It's just what I'm used to. And I refuse to switch back and forth between "he" and "she" because I'm sure that would confuse everyone.
Yesterday, we pulled out an old wives tale sort of trick involving a needle and thread, and the result was a 75% chance girl. At least, 3 out of the 4 times we tried it, the results were girl!
In our family discussions, Jon and I have decided on a two-out-of-three rule. We'd like a boy and a girl, and if we get two boys or two girls, we'll try one more time. If at that point, we haven't seen a shred of pink or a bit of blue, well, that's the end of it for us. We were meant to have all girls or all boys (and heaven help us!). But, in general, we'd like both, so whatever Newbie turns out to be, it's just a start into the beginning of our family.
So here's your chance: boy or girl? What do you think? Put in your predictions!