When the OH and I welcomed our daughters into the world, we were delighted and bursting with gratitude for these two perfect little 'gifts'.
As is customary, it wasn't long before people began to ask if we were going to try for a boy. Well-meaning onlookers assumed that we weren't satisfied with our two little girls and would be longing for a boy to complete our brood. I have to admit to not feeling quite 'finished' after having two children. Life seemed too easy as a family of four and being someone who relishes a challenge, I went on a mission to persuade the OH that he wasn't 'finished' yet either!
But did we want a boy? The absolute honest answer to that question is "yes". Deep down, both of us would have liked a boy but we knew that this was a selfish desire and definitely not something we should set our hearts on - the odds were stacked against us after all! We therefore made a pact: until we were ready to welcome a third girl into our family, we shouldn't even try for another baby. So wait we did, for 2 years and then we both agreed that the time was right - boy or girl, our family needed a fifth member.
"You've got a full-house!"
....cried the midwife as she lifted our little bundle out (just to clarify the rather odd terminology, I had a c-section!). Later on that day, we both owned up to being utterly confused by her expression - did she mean a hat trick of girls or a 3:2 combination! I am pleased to say that the latter was correct and in September 2004, we welcomed The Boy into our tribe - the OH's playmate and constant companion. What a blessing he has been to our (not so) little family!
Still being outnumbered 3:2 we needed to even things up a bit, so in 2010 we introduced 'It' to the party. Now the boys are in their element!
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