Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Pattern Continues

I don't know how this is happening, because I certainly couldn't plan it even if I tried. Nevertheless, I am delighted to announce that our alternating gender pattern of children continues, and we are expecting a daughter in February. Happily, all seems normal with her development and she is exactly the size she should be.

I, for one, like knowing the gender of the baby as soon as possible, especially since it is now mostly a matter of real estate for us...who is going to bunk with who and how many dressers we are going to need in each room. No matter what the news, boy or girl, I have been delighted every time with whatever has been God's choice for us. But now that we know about this one, I can plan accordingly. Names, clothes, car seat cover, etc. What can I say, I am a practical person!

The kids like knowing the gender, too. The girls are happy to know their "teams" will be even now (although the boys are a little disappointed that they won't achieve total domination), and they like referring to their "sister" instead of "the baby".

I have done it both ways in the past. Twice I did not know the gender until the baby was born, so I know the delight of the surprise as well. But I am over this now, and simply want to know. And now we do. Hooray!

So many blessings, so much joy. Thank you, God.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all of you Suzanne!

Our family will look forward to the arrival of the newest little girl DiSilvestri! God does work in wonderful ways. What a blessing to all of you and to those like us who get to enjoy your growing family as well!

Leilani

Michelle said...

How wonderful!

I have two boys and two girls before Petey...my boys want to continue that pattern (another boy and then 2 girls)...but the girls want to even things up. Maybe next year, we'll see what God wants!

Tina said...

Congratulations! And you know that Tina is a beautiful name since we know you won't be naming her "Timothy". Bless my husband's heart with his persistance though. I was just thinking about this while getting ready for work knowing that you like to know prior to the birth. I get to make something pink! YAH!

Annie Bizzi said...

We have had the same sentiment in our totally boy dominated household...we are ready for a little girl to even out the playing field a little! What a blessing for your family!
I would like to add that "Andrea" is also a very lovely name. I could see a little "Annie" running around with all of her siblings!

Brenda Cordero said...

Wow!! Congratulations to all of you. That is so wonderful. You know "Brenda" is a nice name lol hahahaha. I am so happy for your family.

Mom to Almost Four said...

I am due in late February with our fourth. So far we have boy, girl, boy - we won't be finding out. I am interested to see if we have the same pattern too.

Congratualtions to you all!

Suzanne Di Silvestri said...

It warms my heart to receive your nice comments. Thanks so much for your well wishes and congratulations...not to mention the name suggestions!

antonia said...

Congratulations!

Tina said...

Suzanne,

Hearing that you are having a girl, Valentina would like to put her name into the hat as a possibility. What do you think - Valentina Di Silvestri?

Tina