A Twin Update

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In case you haven’t heard (because I only told Facebook and Instagram), we found out last week the twins’ sexes.

Twins gender reveal

Yes, we’re expecting boy/ girl twins, and couldn’t be happier! (For the record, I’m 3 for 3 on ‘guessing’ all my kids’ sexes before confirmation – I’m never right about things usually)

I’m now 18 weeks along, and the twins are growing right on track, and they’re the exact same size. We do have our little lady’s name decided upon, but after two boys, we’ve run out of boy names we both like that a) goes with our clunky surname, b) Arabic enough without being ‘too Arabic’ (OMG), c) easy to pronounce and spell, and d) an awesome name. So that’s still under discussion. I have a name I’ve been campaigning for since child #1, but have never won this debate because we did have other names that we liked a lot. At the moment, we’re unoriginally referring to them as ‘the twins’, going against experts’ advice on clumping these two individuals together from the start. Ah well. Anyone have good nicknames to suggest?

I have distinct feelings about having a daughter. I feel like I’m being an asshat to my twin boy. Because as much as I am excited about the two of them, that we’re going to have another little boy, because I love my boys and I know how to mother a boy, I am over-the-moon-thrilled to be expecting a girl. A daughter. I’m going to have a DAUGHTER. I have never felt like I missed out on a girl when we only had our two boys, and thought we were done having kids. However, now that we know we are going to have a girl, I cannot wait. I want to go out and buy little girl clothes, and research mother-daughter things to do when she’s older. I wonder who she’ll look like. What her eyes will be like. Her lips. Her personality. Will she be a spitfire? A soft, sweet child? Will she need to find her place among her brothers? 

I know I will fall in love with my littlest boy too. I already love him, so very much. I know he will have two big brothers to rough and tumble with. I know his father is looking forward to his third boy. I know he will forever be enmeshed with his sister, and that is truly a blessing. To be a twin. 

Still, I feel like an asshat. I feel like I need to celebrate both equally. Because both of my youngest children fit into our family puzzle just right, in their own ways. Maybe we mothers just find reasons to feel guilty about everything. 

Perhaps that is the asshattery of it all. 

 

Alison
I am a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother to four - two boys, born December 2009, May 2012 and boy/ girl twins born September 2014. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world's biggest sports brands, I traded in launch parties, product launches, and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Aside from this blog, I am a contributing writer at Everyday Family. My writing has also been featured on Mamalode, Families In the Loop, andThe Huffington Post.
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  • May 27, 2014 Nicole

    Yay! A boy & girl! And don’t you dare think you’re being an asshat! You should be over the moon about your daughter. It’s ok to feel excited to finally have a little girl. To buy her adorable outfits (warning: so freakin’ adorable!!). To dream of pedicures & tea & mother-daughter outings. It doesn’t mean you love your lil boy any less. And it certainly does NOT make you an asshat! As a mother to two precious girls, I am sooooo happy & excited for you!!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Nicole! I’ve already been shopping for baby girl clothes, and OMG, I want to buy allthethings!

  • May 27, 2014 Andrea

    “The asshattery” of mom guilt – OMG YESSSS. Perfect.

    I spoil my daughter, because I get her. I get being a girl and the importance of things that are important to girls. You will learn not to feel bad about it, I think. You will find that you and your daughter will bond together in ways that are special, and you won’t be able to deny any of it. Your boys won’t suffer at all for it, either, because you will be able to bond with them in the ways they need, too.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      That is a GREAT perspective. Just because I will have a special and different relationship with my daughter, it doesn’t mean my relationships with my boys will be diminished in any way.

  • May 27, 2014 Tamara

    Ugh, I’m so mad because I wrote a comment about motherhood asshattery, and my computer ate it.
    Anyway. What I was saying is that I have one of each and it’s darn special. And you know that I know it would be darn special to have two boys or two girls, or four of each. However I know what I know and it’s a gift.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I love hearing from moms who have both boys and girls, because yes, it does make me feel less like an asshat (and motherhood asshattery – even your computer doesn’t like that!) to know and expect to feel differently about having a girl, after so many boys. Thank you.

  • May 27, 2014 Andrea B (

    Oh no! You are so not being an asshat! You are imagining the unknown. This is huge. Congrats. How incredibly beautiful to have one of each. I always find boy/girl twins to be fascinating. Most of all, I hope you feel well.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I love that – imagining the unknown. I really look forward to it. Thank you, Andrea (and yes, I’m feeling well!).

  • May 27, 2014 tracy

    I am just so damn excited for you! I cannot wait to hold those babies – and then give them back when they cry. xoxoxoxoxo
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I don’t care when you hand them back – because it means that you actually will hold them. COME HERE.

  • May 27, 2014 My Inner Chick

    Boy & Girl! YESSSSSS.
    you finally get your feminine little girl! How FUN.
    Asshat?
    No!
    Now you will have the best of both worlds.
    PINK is a very good thing! xx
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I’m excited, and thank you!

  • May 27, 2014 cyndy

    Dont be so tough on yourself! You’ll love them both, but it’s normal, I would think, to feel extra excited over finally having a daughter.
    Nicknames? Bonnie & Clyde…Johnny & June…Mickey & Minnie….

    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I’m starting to feel less guilt :)
      Thank you for the nickname suggestions. We’ve decided to just stick to The Duo/ The Twins for now, and figure out their individual nicknames (for blogging purposes) later!

  • May 27, 2014 The Bride

    Awwww! Congrats on one of each. I think it’s ok to feel what you’re feeling and natural to be excited about having a girl after two boys, especially because once the bubs arrive that all gets thrown out of the window.

    I was disappointed when I was told I’d be having a boy for my first child, but frankly it didn’t matter very much when he arrived. Then, I got pregnant with a girl and I was sooo excited. But the gender didn’t matter very much again when she was born.

    And my kids have overturned many gender things – my boy is gentle, my girl is fiesty and took to footie easier.

    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I agree – the gender stereotypes are just that, stereotypes. I’ll take them as they come!

  • May 27, 2014 Lisa

    You are not an asshat!! When we found out our third was ANOTHER girl, I admit I was disappointed. We knew it would be our last and I really wanted a son since we already had two girls. The “dream of a son” died in the ultrasound room and it took me a while to be o.k. with that. I felt so guilty about it, too. So many wish for healthy babies or any babies at all. I had a healthy baby (actually 3) and was whining about gender. It’s just natural and it’s o.k. to be excited about your girl. :-) Congrats!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Lisa!
      My OB said the same thing – the important thing is that my twins are healthy, and that so am I, since with twins, there’s always more risk. I cannot hide how thrilled I am though, that we are having a boy and a girl!

  • May 27, 2014 Nina

    You are so NOT an asshat! I totally get it. I would feel the exact same way. I’m SO excited for you! I’m so jealous you have two babies to name at once. How fun! And one of each!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Nina!
      The debate about our boy’s name rages on – that’s what happens when we’ve run out of good boy names :)

  • May 27, 2014 Ann

    Oh yay! Congratulations! A boy and a girl, what lucky little tykes to be welcomed into your family!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Ann!

  • May 27, 2014 Roshni

    Congratulations!! Even though I love my two boys dearly, I would be delighted if I had a daughter as a third child! Unfortunately, since there are no sureties, we’re going to leave it at that!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      There are no sureties about getting pregnant with just one child, as I’ve proven, lol. :)

  • May 27, 2014 Allie

    My (humble) advice about twins is don’t go overboard on having to think everything should be equal and not to compare them. This is REAL LIFE and not a book. No matter what the “experts” say, I consider myself an expert on my twins and I compare them all.the.time. and they are fine with it. As for good nicknames? I called mine Baby A and Baby B so obviously I am zero help there!!! :-))
    I couldn’t be MORE excited for you to have a DAUGHTER!!!!!! OMG what is that like??? I can’t wait for you to find out! Squeeeee!!!!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      That is great advice, Allie. They are separate individuals, so they can’t possibly be the ‘same’ in every way. Plus, they’re fraternal, so they don’t even share a placenta, heh (TMI).
      So far, it’s surreal. I’ve always thought of myself as a boy mom, so I’m still getting to grips with the fact that I’m GOING TO HAVE A DAUGHTER, OMG.

  • May 27, 2014 Jessica

    Congratulations, Alison! That’s so exciting!

    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you so much, Jessica!

  • May 27, 2014 Ginny Marie

    Oh, that is so exciting! Of course you feel guilty and of course you shouldn’t! Having a daughter is so much fun! We would have loved to have a little boy, but that wasn’t in the cards for us. Congratulations!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Ginny! Oh, the guilt. :)

  • May 27, 2014 Katie

    “The asshattery of it all” <–totally.

    I cannot wait to "meet" these two newbs. You make the cutest little babies!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Aw, thank you, Katie! I cannot wait to meet them either.

  • May 27, 2014 AlwaysARedhead

    I can see it now, she will have loads of choices for boyfriends and her brothers will be very protective of their one sister. You may have to have another to try and even out the sex score. lol

    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Oh, I am DONE at four, lol. :)

  • May 27, 2014 Susi

    Alison, so happy for you to be adding a little girl to the family and another little boy. I wish you all the best and hope this pregnancy will continue to go well!!! Yay for pink dresses and tutus!!! :)
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Susi!
      (full disclosure, I am not a fan of pink, but I do think tutus are super cute!)

  • May 27, 2014 Shannon

    You have every right to be excited about your first baby girl!! Your excitement for her does not negate your excitement for him. I am so very happy for you and your growing family.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      You’re right, I am just as excited for my baby boy, because BABY! Thank you, Shannon.

  • May 27, 2014 Kerstin

    Amen about finding a reason to feel guilty about everything. I think that comes with being a mother. You’ll do just fine, heck you ARE doing just fine. Enjoy every minute of everything. It’ll be wild, I’m sure – but it’ll be glorious as well. I’m looking forward to meeting the duo :)
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Oh yes, it will be wild. I mean, MY children, lol.
      Thank you, Kerstin, I can’t wait to meet them either!

  • May 27, 2014 Jennie Goutet

    I think it’s natural to feel things like excitement or wariness (first time moms, for instance) before you meet the baby. I don’t think that it means one is loved more than the other. It’s just that you can’t focus your mind on more than the outside characteristics (girl, boy, quiet baby, kicks a lot), etc. You haven’t gotten to know them yet.

    At least that’s my reasoning. I struggled with this to some degree.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      That is true – I know that my love for them will be equal, yet different, once they’re here.

  • May 27, 2014 Christy

    So exciting- one of each! I know what you mean about being an asshat but it’s okay to be excited about having a daughter! I think the mother-son and mother-daughter relationships are both sacred in different ways.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I believe that too, though getting the past the guilt is hard. It is exciting, one of each, it’s getting the best of both worlds, we are so lucky!

  • May 27, 2014 Dana

    You are not being an asshat, but I totally understand why you feel that way. Mom guilt at its best. Or worst. But mothers also know how it is possible to love each child equally yet differently – which is exactly what you will do. Congrats Alison!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Dana. It is assuring to hear from moms who’ve done this a lot longer than I have!

  • May 27, 2014 Britt

    Congrats on the twins! I’m 16 weeks tomorrow and we can’t agree on a boys name either. We still don’t know the gender yet though.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Congratulations, Britt, so exciting!! When do you find out the gender? 20 weeks?

  • May 27, 2014 Jenni Chiu

    Ha – yes we do find reasons to feel guilty about everything! Why not be over the moon about a daughter – heck, I’m over the moon for you! I’m so glad they are both growing and doing well. This is thrilling, Alison, xoxo
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I am over the moon! YAY! And thank you. xo

  • May 28, 2014 Jennifer Hall

    The way you feel is totally fine. Of course you love the new little boy too. My kids are 5 1/2 years apart so by the time my son came along, I was so used to having a little girl. I absolutely did not care what gender the new baby was going to be, all I wanted was a healthy baby. But when I found out he was a boy…..SO EXCITED! You made all the points yourself about how things will go. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming about a special relationship for you and her.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Jen. I AM so looking forward to having a little girl. I didn’t know I wanted one until I realized that we were!

  • May 28, 2014 Kim

    That is a very appropriate description of mom guilt. Totally.
    I am so excited for you and, as a boy mom I get where you are coming from. A little girl would be so different that it would be impossible *not* to wonder about all of those things and be looking forward to meeting her. It does not lessen the love or the bond you have with her brothers in any way.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      It is the unknown that I’m excited about, so I guess it’s totally natural to be a little overexcited. :)

  • May 28, 2014 Elaine A.

    I can understand how you would feel that way but once both babies are out you know you will feel the same love for them, of course. I think part of that comes from the extra anticipation of having a gender child that you do not already have. And daughter’s do rock! ;) SO thrilled for you, Alison!!

    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      You know, I would be just as excited if we were having twin boys. It’s just everything about having twins that is so special and exciting. But yes, knowing I’ll have a daughter after boys, that makes it extraordinarily wonderful.

  • May 28, 2014 Adrienne

    The asshatery of it all! I laughed out loud! On a day I don’t feel like laughing so thank you. I cannot imagine how you must feel right now. I mean it. I have no idea! I’m done and I’m fine with it, but if I knew I was having a girl??! I’d be over the moon crazy excited! Can’t wait to see her! See all the exclamation points? I just want you to know. If we ever meet in person, I’ll be the asshat hitting you on the arm instead of typing exclamation marks.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I’m glad I made you laugh! And you made me laugh too, imagining you hitting my arm in excitement (and probably saying STOP IT, A GIRL???!!!!!!). :)

  • May 28, 2014 Allie

    Congrats on your girl. I have four – three of them boys. The joy a felt getting my girl has never been exceeded. Seriously, pure ecstasy – LOVE having my girl. That being said, my boys (and one has autism!) are easy. The chickadee exhausts me and challenges me every day – so I consider it a wash!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      So now, we not only share a name, but the same number of boys/ girl. :)
      Oh the girl drama – how will I handle it? lol

  • May 28, 2014 Kimberly

    Oh names…one of the hardest parts of their futures that we have to make for them. Chunky’s was a last minute find and was voted upon in the delivery room. How cool is that story?
    I can’t offer any advice for a multiple momma other than you’re going to explode with equal love. It’s just exciting that you get to buy all the things pink now. It doesn’t mean that you’re not going to give that sweet chub any less xoxo
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      In fact, I may be overcompensating once he’s born :)
      I love that you decided on Chunky’s name in the delivery room! At the rate we’re going right now, we might end up doing the same thing.

  • May 28, 2014 Keely

    That is definitely some asshattery. And you’re almost obligated to be more excited about the gal at this point- because she’s currently The Other. The Crazy Different. Once you have them both, though? You’ll have your baby girl and your baby boy and you’ll be madly in love with them equally. (Samesies with your two “big” guys.) Also? Keely can be used as an Irish boy’s name. You’re so welcome.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      The Crazy Different – yes!
      I do love your name. But we don’t have a twinge of the Irish in either of us, so…… ;)

  • May 28, 2014 Jenny

    Congrats, that’s so wonderful! No doubt your girl will be a beauty and know how to hold her ground with those boys. I always find myself feeling guilty about something. I’m convinced that comes with being a mom :(
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Oh yes, the guilt definitely comes with the territory! And thank you.

  • May 28, 2014 Christine

    I’m so excited that you are having boy-girl twins and I would feel the same way. I’ve realized with my two boys that there is no way in the world to be able to do everything equal by them. It drives my husband crazy that he can’t and he always feels like the little one gets the short end of the stick. And I do think that it’s the asshattery of it all and that we will inevitably find something to feel guilty about.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      It comes with being a mom, doesn’t it? SOMEONE will always get the short end of the stick. Sigh.

  • May 28, 2014 Rorybore

    Ah, I don’t think it’s asshatery at all. There’s nothing wrong with looking forward to the special bond who will have with your daughter — it’s not “better” or “more” than what you have with you boys; it will just be different. I say embrace and enjoy…..and start planning those tea parties! :)
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      It’s definitely the ‘different’ I’m looking forward to. As much as I love being a boy mom, I can’t wait for the special activities I get to do with my little girl!

  • May 28, 2014 Janine Huldie

    Not an asshat at all, because I will admit as much as both times I thought I was having a boy (and I was wrong both times), I still was so over the moon excited to be having girls. Not going to lie, I am so girly girl that I was a bit scared if I was having boys on how I would raise them. I knew I would love them, but still not as sure of my comfort level of all things boy if that makes sense. But huge congrats to you and definitely so exciting :)
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Janine! I didn’t know how to ‘be’ a boy mom either, lol. And now that I think I’ve mastered one part of parenting, expecting a daughter has thrown a (welcomed) curveball into the wheel. I think that’s what I look forward to, just the different and the unknown.

  • May 28, 2014 Kir

    A boy!
    A Girl!

    so loved already by their internet Aunties. (Plus now I get to buy PINK things to send across the ocean)

    as a twin mom, I’m more than excited (and more than a little tired) for you too. You’re the best mom I know…and the names will come. (Plus I know you’ll get your way ;) )
    xo
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, my sweets!
      The name battle – oh, I don’t know, I’m actually losing right now, lol.

  • May 28, 2014 Natalie

    When they are born they will just be babies and you’ll love them to death no matter what gender they are. It’s totally ok to be excited to have a girl! It’s something new and of course you are a female too. Don’t feel bad about it at all. I can’t wait to watch them grow as I have your sweet little boys!
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Yes, it’s the fact that I’ll have someone like me in this household full of males!! :)
      Thank you, my friend.

  • May 28, 2014 Kiran

    You have nothing to feel like an asshat for. It’s all going to be exciting and amazing. And I can’t wait to hear the names that you have picked out – we tried to balance cultural influences in the names we picked too, so I know how important and slightly nerve wrecking that can be.

    Those babies will be so loved!
    XO
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      They are already so loved! By us, and my amazing online friends. :)

  • May 29, 2014 Rebeccafaith

    I don’t blame you for being excited, I mean, it’s true, A DAUGHTER!!!! And yeah…a BABY BOY! But there’s something about the uncharted that makes it that much more exciting. Really, ONE OF EACH?! Dang! As if twins wasn’t lucky enough, now you get one of EACH?! That is so fun. I love the complexities that are brought on by name picking. Seriously- there are rules, requirements, and there are no exceptions. We don’t half-ass through the name process. If it’s “eh” it’s a no. Naming a human is no easy task
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      I KNOW, we are SO freaking lucky with the blessing of boy/ girl twins!
      I love what you said about not half-assing names. We definitely don’t, it’s a very serious process for us, because it’s their name, for life. It certainly isn’t easy.

  • May 30, 2014 Roxanne

    You definitely are NOT an asshat.

    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Roxanne :)

  • May 31, 2014 Arnebya

    I do think we look for and find reasons to feel guilt. I don’t think it’s always automatic (sometimes, sure). Girls are amazing. Boys are amazing. I think as parents we just figure out the differences and how each of our children is so special and while I’m not saying there will be a favorite, each one can make you feel vastly different, you know? I’m sure you experience that now. It’s not like you love one more than the other. One just makes you feel differently from the other(s). It’s like that for me with my boy. The way I feel about him is wholly different (not always, just distinct at times) from the way I feel about my girls. I feel differently about each girl and it changes, is not constant. And I’m rambling.
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      YES! That’s exactly it – I do feel differently about both my boys, but I don’t love one more or less than the other. It’s just different. And you never ramble. I love your words, your comments. xo

  • As a MOG (mom of girls) I can confirm that daughters are pretty awesome. Nerve wrecking, but awesome.
    As for your new boy…just how special he will be, both a younger brother AND a twin…
    I can’t wait to meet them!

    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Oh I think my little boy will be just as special, the youngest of 3 boys! :) His older brothers will dote on him for sure.

  • June 2, 2014 Cheryl

    Congratulations, Alison! What exciting news to see upon dusting off my blog reader! Wishing you all the best .

    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Cheryl!

  • June 2, 2014 Maureen

    Awww CONGRATS, Alison!
    I am so very happy for you and your beautiful growing family. Having a daughter sounds amazing and I am super stoked for you. PS: I realized how much I want a baby girl after I have my niece lol
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    • June 3, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Maureen! And there’s still time for you to have a baby girl :)

  • June 5, 2014 tara

    You’re definitely not an asshat for being excited for having a daughter! I’m so jealous, I’ve always wanted twins!
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  • June 5, 2014 Kara

    Today I felt guilty because while I was reading to my oldest daughter, my youngest (who was trying to eat through the floor during tummy time … but that’s besides the point, right?) was being neglected. If it’s not gender, it’s something else! Congrats on your little ones. I don’t have sons, but I can tell you from experience that daughters are absolutely wonderful. She will bring out the little girl in you the moment you meet her.

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