Today was the long awaited day to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. The girls were all hoping for another sister and Max of course has been literally praying for a brother for the past 5 years.
All day I couldn't help but worry about how Max was going to take the news of another girl in our family. I'd have to say that he loves his 3 sisters more than anything in the world. He is such a great brother and considers each of his sisters as his best friends. But he has had his heart set on having a little brother for quite sometime!!! So I tried to make a celebration out of the news to try to soften any disappointments. The kids all ran inside after school yelling "what is it?" And when Max saw the pink balloons the tears came. The girls all jumped up and down cheering and he just crumbled to the ground. I took him in the other room and tried to explain how he must be an extra special brother to come to a home with all girls. And told him that he was put in this family to help take care of all of us girls. I told him how they sent me the very best boy in heaven because they knew that he might be our only boy. After several minutes of talking he wiped off his tears and said "that's okay, Mom." I will still love her.
After dinner and football we made cookies and sat around the table and tried to come up with some names for our new little girl. And of course toasted to another healthy baby!!