I promised Ali that she could tell all of you Newbie’s secret…
What…you can’t read that? Have YOU tried to get a three year old to hold a sign and smile at the same time?
Okay…let’s try again…
It is indeed a boy!!!
But don’t mistake her happy expressions for being thrilled with the outcome… that pitchfork-shaped Y was her special touch.
She’s actually quite busy plotting as to how to turn Newbie into a girl.
“When can we go see Newbie on the tv again where she is a girl?”
“We can’t, because Newbie is a boy.”
“But WHEN will she be a girl??!!”
“But I want her to be a girl!!!”
I also let Ali call my Mom to tell her the news, and apparently either my Mom is getting quite hard of hearing in her ancientness, or my iPhone speakerphone isn’t so great after all.
Ali: “I have a baby brother!!”
Mom: “You got a baby Rabbit?? Seriously?!?!”
Me: “Tell her again, Ali.”
Ali: “I have a baby sister!!”
Mom: “You do!?!??!”
Me, cutting in panickingly, “NOO!!! Ali, tell her right!!”
Ali: “I have a baby brother!!!…….okay I’m done now.”
But despite Ali’s unsureness of a baby of the male gender, I’m excited! It will be a new experience, and I’ve always heard that little boys have a special connection with their Mothers.
On second thought, maybe THAT’S why Ali’s not too excited…jealousy is an ugly thing.