We decided we'd wait for a surprise, this time.
I haven't regretted it for a second. There were several occasions that Ben had to talk me out of finding out, and I'm so so thankful that he did.
I don't have any inclination of what we'll get in 4 weeks… both Ben & I go back and forth in our feelings. At my last ultrasound, Ben said he felt like the pictures looked like a girl, but the attitude was all boy (when trying to get a face shot, baby squeezed his/her eyes shut and stuck out his/her tongue at us!!). This mommy just has no idea. And I'm ok with that :).
So baby, if you are a boy… we can't wait to meet you. You have two feisty brothers who have paved the way and demonstrated time and again the joy of little boys. A world of pillow fights and sofa forts, toy train and car wrecks, elaborate army men battles, complete dissections of peanut butter sandwiches, mud-puddle madness, and daddy wrestling matches that mommy takes a back seat for :) Plenty of rough edges-with room in the middle for snuggling, story time, brownie baking and hugs/kisses. We love you already.
And baby, if you are a girl… we can't wait to meet you. We have little to no idea what to expect, so forgive us if our kisses are a little sticky and our hugs are a little rough. We've had fun selecting a few "girl" items for you-just in case- and even Daddy has been sucked into the whirlwind of fluffy dresses and hair bows. You'll have 2 big brothers who will protect you, a Daddy who will treat you like royalty, and a Mommy who will never spend another afternoon watching Beauty and the Beast alone… ever again. :) We're ready for a new challenge. We love you already.