I have to be honest here, and I know this sort of opinion is usually scoffed at. I was really hoping this baby was a boy. I actually don't mind the idea of having three daughters, in fact, I am really looking forward to it! Its just that we are pretty much done having children and it was very sad for me to think that I will never have a son. I felt guilty for feeling disappointed in any way, because she was beautiful, healthy and perfect! But emotions are emotions, and to say I was thrilled Tuesday afternoon wouldn't be honest. I am just sad I may never have a mommy's little boy. It wasn't an easy afternoon for me, but a few days and a little perspective really helps. Also, buying her an adorable girly newborn cloth diaper really helped me bond more with the idea of having baby girl #3!! My husband was outnumbered before, but now, wholly outnumbered! Tonight, he was leaving to go camping with my brothers for a bachelor celebration, and my girls were both begging him to stay home and giving him teary puppy dog eyes. They both adore him, and he said, "how could you not want three of these little adoring fans?" He makes my heart melt! He is, however, already planning his basement room next door to the existing man cave so he can retreat when the girls are teens and its "that time of the month"! Also, there has been much discussion between Lilly and Ryley about whether the baby will have brown eyes or blue! This is the tie breaker we are all going to be looking forward to!
After a few days of discussion, we've settled on a name. Circumstances caused us to change our girl name choice earlier in the pregnancy. Despite that, she was easier to name than Ryley was. We started calling the baby this sooner than we were ready to say, this is definitely her name! I wish I was a "surprise" kind of girl, and we could keep the name to ourselves until she was born, but I just can't do it! Tiny and perfect, Avery Pearl will join our family sometime in February or March, and I am really looking forward to meeting her!