There is a 4th baby on the way in the Brown house. We are very excited. We do not know what gender the baby is but we do know that it will be born in mid to late September.
Throughout the past week, we’ve been asked many questions; many of them are very strange if you think about them:
Was it planned? This is a very strange question to be asked. If I respond with “Yes” does that mean that we were “trying” to have a baby (and we all know what that means)? If I respond with “No” does that mean that the baby was a surprise (in a negative sort of way)? All I respond with is, “We are excited.” Are you done now? Which really means, “Are one of you going to have ‘the surgery’?” How can this question really be answered; especially when it is asked outside of the church nursery? Do you want a boy or girl? It does not matter. We do not feel that we need a boy to achieve gender equity. Nor do we feel that 3 girls are too many. For an infant, does gender really matter outside of clothing colors? We just hope that baby is healthy.
Please don’t ask any of the above questions unless you really know the couple. In that case, you probably don’t need to ask the questions because you probably know the answers.
Bottom line: we are having a 4th child and I am so excited that it prevents me from sleeping at times. Be happy for us because you should be!