|12-23-2016, Katherine Hope|
Even though we were suppose to go on Wednesday to find out if it was a boy or a girl, they decided to bump up our ultrasound appointment to this past Wednesday. We didn't tell anyone, but loaded the kids up in the car and went to find out. After a little bit Raj told Ruth it's a baby like you. She said, so what is it. He said, a little girl like you. Bless their hearts, the older two were less than thrilled. Britt started bawling in the corner. He tried not to be loud, but I could tell from his breathing. Gary looked over there and sure enough. He was terribly upset. He was sure he was getting a brother to share his room with this time. Ruth wasn't much happier. She said, I already have 2 sisters, I wanted another brother this time. Rebecca though was quick to jump up and say, I was right. Of course this made Ruth mad, because at supper the night before Rebecca, who had been saying girl all pregnancy, said ok, it's a boy. When Ruth called her on it, and insisted she was wrong too, Rebecca just said, no I was joking. She was perfectly happy with either outcome. Ruth though was mad, insisting that she wasn't joking last night. As we walked out of the ultrasound room, Britt to the great amusement of the doctor and nurses said, "What if we have four more boys." I informed him that we aren't having 4 more babies for him to get four more boys. He's just going to have to be outnumbered by girls in this house. The doctor and nurses laughed. They encouraged him to ask for a big gift for Christmas as compensation, like a boy pony.
|12-21-2016, Profile and face shot|
On our way home, Britt called Grumps to ask him "for advice about being the only boy other than your Daddy in your family." Grumps commiserated with him for a bit, and when I got the phone back he just laughed. I don't know how he kept it together for as long as he did. I called and told Mother that day too. But told her we'd probably tell Gary's family for Christmas Eve. She gave me the great idea of wrapping it in a box for them to open. Which we did, along with her name - Katherine Hope.
|12-23, Another profile shot|
|12-23-2016, Kate with her feet folded up over her face. Hurts just looking at her.|