Well, we *weren't* going to find out the baby's gender before delivery this time around... But with all the complications, we thought it would probably be a good idea to find out, if for no other reason than having that uncertainty resolved amidst other uncertainties!
The problem is, I was having a really tough time keeping it a secret... So I begged Andrew to let us tell the kids!
They were pretty excited to find out, as you can see.
Of course, John Paul was dead set on a boy. And sorely disappointed when he found out that this baby won't be evening the numbers, but now the girls will outnumber the boys 2:1!
Cecilia, on the other hand, was pretty pleased.
Mary Claire was just offended that John Paul would be crying about another sister. After all, who wouldn't want another Mary Claire???
Peter didn't understand what was going on, but this picture makes me laugh SO hard. It's like he's suddenly realizing that he's got 3 big sisters and now 1 little sister... Poor kid is surrounded!
And Elizabeth is tickled pink! Mainly, I think, because this means the baby will be wearing a lot of her favorite color :)